Modern Foreign Languages

Team Members

Mr R Mallett(Subject Leader)
Miss I Parra-Camacho
Miss Ana Sanchez-Motos

Spanish

Pupils in Year 7 will begin by studying Spanish.

Here is an overview of the material we will cover in Years 7 and 8.

In Years 7-8, pupils will have access to a Class Notebook using Office 365. In these notebooks, you will find all of the course materials and vocabulary lists required for revision and further study. Your teacher will talk to you about this in more detail.

Those who decide to continue with Spanish at the end of Year 8 will have the opportunity to progress to the three-year Edexcel Spanish GCSE course.

At GCSE, pupils study all of the following themes on which the assessments are based:

  • Identity and culture
  • Local area, holiday and travel
  • School
  • Future aspirations, study and work
  • International and global dimension

Further details of the Edexcel course can be found here: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/spanish-2016.html

Details of how the GCSE course is examined can be found here.

These are the courses we follow in Spanish:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 11

At GCSE, we will use the Viva Edexcel text book and we follow the Edexcel specification for GCSE Spanish.

Throughout the year, pupils will carry out a number of assessments in Speaking and Writing in order to prepare them for the new exam structure launching in 2018.

We will also focus on accuracy and spontaneous speaking in order to boost confidence.
Reading and Listening are worth 50% of the overall GCSE mark and are assessed by terminal examination at the end of the course.

Recommended websites/apps:

Languages Online – click on Spanish and look for the relevant exercises.

There’s a whole world of Spanish to discover on the BBC’s language site.

At GCSE, use your ActiveLearn username and password to revise all of the GCSE vocabulary. Why not download the app?

You can also try:

 

French

Pupils have the opportunity to opt for French in Year 8 in order to study TWO foreign languages.

In Years 8-9, pupils will have access to a Class Notebook using Office 365. In these notebooks, you will find all of the course materials and vocabulary lists required for revision and further study. Your teacher will talk to you about this in more detail. You will also use your Active Learn profile to complete homework.

At the end of Year 8, you will have the option to study the three-year Edexcel French GCSE course.
At GCSE, pupils study all of the following themes on which the assessments are based:

o Identity and culture
o Local area, holiday and travel
o School
o Future aspirations, study and work
o International and global dimension.

Details of how the GCSE course is examined can be found here.

These are the courses we follow in French:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended websites/apps:

Languages Online – click on French and look for the relevant exercises.

BBC Bitesize French

At GCSE, use your ActiveLearn username and password to revise all of the GCSE vocabulary.  Why not download the app?

A whole world of French to discover on the BBC’s language site.

Homework:

Commitment to homework and vocabulary learning is an essential part of language learning.

Your teachers will expect all homework to be completed by the deadline they set and to the very best of your ability.  Work which shows a lack of effort will need to be re-done.

Key Stage 3:

One piece of homework will be set each week.

Key Stage 4:

Two pieces of homework will set each week.  One of these will be a vocabulary learning task and the other will be a piece of written work, designed to test your Writing, Translation or Reading skills in the target language.

You must make a written note of homework, and of the deadline, in your homework diary.  If you do not understand the requirements of a particular homework, it is your responsibility to speak to your teacher in advance of the deadline.

Teachers will make a note of homework in Show My Homework, where they will also often upload helpful advice and resources.