Languages

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Using Extensive Processing Instruction (E.P.I) pupils will become fluent users of French and German.   They will learn through listening and reading, and will develop autonomy, automaticity, spontaneity and fluency.  The lessons will open their eyes and minds to the culture of the target language’s countries as well as developing their linguistic skills. 

Year 7 French & German

In Year 7, pupils study the following language

 

Homework: Vocabulary learning, Language Gym, Kahoot!, Blooket and Gimkit on the Google Classroom.
Useful websites for KS3:

 

https://uk.language-gym.com/

www.linguascope.com

www.pearsonactivelearn.com

https://www.blooket.com/

https://www.gimkit.com/

Year 8 French & German

In Year 8, pupils build on the language learned in Year 7 and develop their knowledge further with access to new structures and topics. Lessons are driven by a real-life purpose and a communicative function. They continue with French and German within the following topics:

Homework: Vocabulary learning, Language Gym, Kahoot!, Blooket and Gimkit on the Google Classroom.
Useful websites for KS3:

 

https://uk.language-gym.com/

www.linguascope.com

www.pearsonactivelearn.com

https://www.blooket.com/

https://www.gimkit.com/

Year 9 French or German

French

In Year 9, pupils can choose to focus on French. In French they further develop their linguistic skills, grammar awareness and fluency. We allow them to experience the music, cinema, art, literature, architecture, festivals, traditions, sport, history and geography. Through the study of other cultures and languages, students deepen their knowledge about their own culture and language. We develop the following topics:

Homework: Vocabulary learning, Language Gym, Kahoot!, Blooket and Gimkit on the Google Classroom. Practice of spoken and written techniques to learn the language.
Useful websites for KS3:

 

https://uk.language-gym.com/

www.linguascope.com

www.pearsonactivelearn.com

https://www.blooket.com/

https://www.gimkit.com/

German

In Year 9, pupils can choose to focus on German. In German they further develop their linguistic skills, grammar awareness and fluency. We allow them to experience the music, cinema, art, literature, architecture, festivals, traditions, sport, history and geography. Through the study of other cultures and languages, students deepen their knowledge about their own culture and language. We develop the following topics:

Homework: Vocabulary learning, Language Gym, Kahoot!, Blooket and Gimkit on the Google Classroom. Practice of spoken and written techniques to learn the language.

Useful websites for KS3:

 

https://uk.language-gym.com/

www.linguascope.com

www.pearsonactivelearn.com

https://www.blooket.com/

https://www.gimkit.com/

GCSE

French (Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in French (1FR0))

In Years 10 and 11, pupils study the following topics:

  • Identity and culture including socialising with friends and family, hobbies, food and drink, shopping, social media, film and television.
  • Local area, holiday and travel including holiday activities, preferences and experiences, travel and accommodation, asking for help and directions, weather.
  • School including types of school, opinions about school subjects and school trips.
  • Future aspirations, study and work including higher education, future careers and ambitions.
  • International and global dimension including sports events, music festivals, good causes and environmental issues.
Assessment:

 

  • Foundation and Higher tiers are available.
  • Pupils are assessed at the end of Year 11. There are exams in the following 4 skills:
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Each of the exams is worth 25% of the final GCSE grade.
  • Pupils will be awarded a grade from 1-9 (1 is the lowest grade, 9 is the best grade).
Useful websites for KS4 French:

 

 www.sentencebuilders.com/

www.pearsonactivelearn.com

https://uk.language-gym.com/

www.pearsonactivelearn.com

https://www.blooket.com/

https://www.gimkit.com/

German (Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in German (1GN0))

In Years 10 and 11, pupils study the following topics:

  • Identity and culture including socialising with friends and family, hobbies, food and drink, shopping, social media, film and television.
  • Local area, holiday and travel including holiday activities, preferences and experiences, travel and accommodation, asking for help and directions, weather.
  • School including types of school, opinions about school subjects and school trips.
  • Future aspirations, study and work including higher education, future careers and ambitions.
  • International and global dimension including sports events, music festivals, good causes and environmental issues.
Assessment:

 

  • Foundation and Higher tiers are available.
  • Pupils are assessed at the end of Year 11. There are exams in the following 4 skills:
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Each of the exams is worth 25% of the final GCSE grade.
  • Pupils will be awarded a grade from 1-9 (1 is the lowest grade, 9 is the best grade).
Useful websites for KS4 German:

 

www.sentencebuilders.com/

www.pearsonactivelearn.com

https://uk.language-gym.com/

www.pearsonactivelearn.com

https://www.blooket.com/

https://www.gimkit.com/

A-Level

French (Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in French (9FR0))

AS Level Topics include:

  • Developments in French Society including family structures, education and the world of work.
  • Political and Artistic Culture including music festivals and trends, social media, technology, customs and traditions.
  • Film/Literature study.

 

A-Level Topics include:

  • Immigration and the French multi-cultural society including the positive influences and challenges of immigration, society’s reaction to immigration and the rise of the extreme right.
  • Occupation and Resistance during World War Two including life in occupied France, the Vichy government and the Resistance.
  • Film/Literature study.

Assessment

  • Students may do the AS exams at the end of Year 12 and/or the full A-Level exams at the end of Year 13. Please note that the marks for AS German do not count towards the A-Level Grade.
  • Pupils will be awarded a grade from A*-E – Grade A* is the highest grade.

 

AS Exams

Paper 1 (40% of total marks): Listening, reading and translation from French to English.

Paper 2 (30% of total marks): Written response to film/literature and translation from English to French.

Paper 3 (30% of total marks): Speaking.

  

A-Level Exams

Paper 1 (40% of total marks): Listening, reading and translation from French to English.

Paper 2 (30% of total marks): Written response to film/literature and translation from English to French.

Paper 3 (30% of total marks): Speaking (including independent research project)

Useful Websites for KS5 French: (From the Edexcel website)

 

https://my.dynamic-learning.co.uk/

www.sentencebuilders.com/

https://uk.language-gym.com/

www.franceguide.com

www.tourisme.fr

www.lesclesjunior.com

www.lemonde.fr

www.academie-francaise.fr

www.lefigaro.fr

www.myswitzerland.com/fr

http://www.ambafrance-be.org/

www.bnf.fr

www.europe1.fr

www.liberation.fr

www.education.gouv.fr

www.francophonie.org

www.olf.gouv.qc.ca

www.unicaen.fr

www.lapressedefrance.fr/phosphore.htm

http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/

German (Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in German (9GN0))

AS Level Topics include:

  • Developments in German Society including environmental issues, renewable energy, education and the world of work.
  • Political and Artistic Culture including music festivals and trends, social media, technology, customs and traditions.
  • Film/Literature study.

 

A-Level Topics include:

  • Immigration and the German multi-cultural society including the positive influences and challenges of immigration and society’s reaction to immigration.
  • The Reunification of Germany including life in East Germany, the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany since reunification.
  • Film/Literature study.

Assessment

  • Students may do the AS exams at the end of Year 12 and/or the full A-Level exams at the end of Year 13. Please note that the marks for AS German do not count towards the A-Level Grade.
  • Pupils will be awarded a grade from A*-E – Grade A* is the highest grade.

 

AS Exams

Paper 1 (40% of total marks): Listening, reading and translation from German to English.

Paper 2 (30% of total marks): Written response to film/literature and translation from English to German.

Paper 3 (30% of total marks): Speaking.

 

 

A-Level Exams

Paper 1 (40% of total marks): Listening, reading and translation from German to English.

Paper 2 (30% of total marks): Written response to film/literature and translation from English to German.

Paper 3 (30% of total marks): Speaking (including independent research project).

Useful Websites for KS5 German: (From the Edexcel website)

 

www.zeitklicks.de

https://www.dw.com/de

www.bmu.de

www.bpb.de

www.brigitte.de

www.bund.net

www.ddr-geschichte.de

www.deutschland-tourismus.de

www.fairunterwegs.org

www.fluter.de

www.focus.de

www.goethe.de

www.greenpeace.at

www.ksta.de

www.magazine-deutschland.de

www.mehrweg.org

www.morgenpost.de

www.muenchen.de

www.myswitzerland.com/de

www.nachrichtenfuerkinder.de/n4k

www.oekotest.de

www.planet-wissen.de

www.robinwood.de

www.sowieso.de

www.spiegel.de

www.stafette.de

www.stern.de

www.straßenfeger.org

www.tagesschau.de

www.tatsachen-ueber-deutschland.de/online

www.welt.de

www.young-germany.de/

www.zeit.de

How can Parents Help?

Parents can support their child’s learning in MFL by:

  1. Helping them to revise at home for vocabulary tests.
  2. Encouraging them to visit the recommended websites on this page and work independently.
  3. Checking their child’s school planner to make sure they have completed homework tasks on time.
  4. Reinforcing the importance of meeting homework deadlines.
  5. Joining the Google Classroom and checking their progress