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Languages

Welcome to Languages

Welcome to the curriculum page for Modern Foreign Languages. The curriculum is delivered by teachers using the language immersion model wherever possible, which means that most lessons are focused on practical communication skills. Lessons are delivered in specialist rooms, supported by interactive whiteboards and a range of websites to which we subscribe.  We also run regular trips to local places of cultural interest, such as the Christmas Markets in Manchester and local French and German restaurants. We hold celebrations in school to mark the European Day of Languages and we have regular outside speakers in lessons.

Curriculum

Year 7 Lesson contact time is XX lessons a fortnight

The topics followed are: School, Where you Live and My Free time

Within the topic areas, students will gain an understanding of a range of grammar including the use of quailfiers, adjectives, connectives, negatives, time phrases and tenses. They will also learn how to construct extended sentences and express opinions.

Year 8 – Lesson contact time is XX lessons a fortnight

The topics followed are: Self, Family and Leisure time, Healthy lifestyles and Holidays

Within the topic areas, students will gain an understanding of a range of grammar including the use of quailfiers, adjectives, connectives, negatives, time phrases and tenses. They will also learn how to construct extended sentences and express opinions.

Year 9 Lesson contact time is XX lessons a fortnight

Helping at Home and Pocket Money, School and Daily Routine and Global and Social Issues

Please insert: Within the topic areas, students will gain an understanding of a range of grammar including the use of quailfiers, adjectives, connectives, negatives, time phrases and tenses. They will also learn how to construct extended sentences and express opinions.

Year 10 Lesson contact time is XX lessons a fortnight
The topics followed are: Technology in every-day life; Free time activities; Social issues; Me,my family and friends; Global issues; My studies and life at school/college; Travel and Tourism
Within the topic areas, students will study a wide range of grammar aspects as identified by the AQA examining board, as well as building up their exam techniques across the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Year 11 Lesson contact time is XX lessons a fortnight

The topics followed are: Home, town, neighbourhood and region; Education post-16 and jobs; Career choices and ambitions; Customs and festivals in Spanish-speaking countries and communities; Exam skills, Revision and Exam Practice

Within the topic areas, students will study a wide range of grammar aspects as identified by the AQA examining board, as well as building up their exam techniques across the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Equipment / Kit
French or Spanish Dictionary

Resources
www.languagesonline.org.uk
www.linguascope.com
www.kerboodle.com
www.teachitlanguages.co.uk
www.memrise.com

Qualifications
In years 10 and 11 pupils follow the AQA course for French or Spanish.  This course is assessed by examinations only at the end of Year 11.  Students will sit a listening paper, a reading and translation paper, and a writing and translation paper at either foundation or higher level. In addition, they will sit a teacher examined speaking test towards the end of Year 11. Each section of the exam is equally weighted at 25%. 

Qualifications eg Westhill
In year 10 pupils follow the AQA GCSE course.  This course is assessed by examinations only at the end of Year 11.  The exam is based on three written papers and a speaking test.   Further details are available from the examination board here: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages.

Year 11 follow the WJEC GCSE course.  Controlled assessments in speaking and writing are completed throughout years 10 and 11. Examinations in listening and reading are taken in May of year 11.

 

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