Curriculum Information for Modern Foreign Languages
Staff (Ms, Miss, Mrs, Mr)
Role (Head of Department, classroom teachers, other ML role)
Miss E. Morel
Head of Department
Miss H. Fish
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart.” - Nelson Mandela.
Our aim is for students to become emotionally intelligent, confident and resilient global citizens with language skills which will enable them to secure a place in today’s competitive, international job market.
The MFL curriculum will do this by developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills over a range of topics in French in order to achieve the highest academic outcomes. We will also inspire students’ love of the language, and broaden their horizons by placing an emphasis on cultural knowledge, leading to students who look outside of their own community and are accepting of other cultures. The impact is that our students will leave school with creativity, excellent communication and literacy skills, and an understanding of the world beyond our school.
Students study a range of topics at KS3. The priorities for students are:
- To develop a good understanding and application of French phonemes and sounds so they can speak French confidently.
- To express and justify points of views in varied ways.
- To recall, adapt and re-use language structures across a variety of themes.
- To communicate only in full sentences.
- To draw inferences between French and English language and in doing so, develop literacy skills.
|Year 7||Year 8|
• We follow Eduqas Exam Board.
• Link to French specification here: http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/french/gcse/
|Component 1: Speaking Oral test: 7-9 minutes (Foundation tier) 10-12 minutes (Higher tier) 25% of qualification|
|Three tasks: One role play One photo card discussion One conversation Learners are not permitted to use dictionaries in any part of the assessment.|
|Component 2: Listening Written examination: 35 minutes (Foundation tier) 45 minutes (Higher tier) 25% of qualification|
|Listening comprehension tasks with non-verbal and written responses Learners are not permitted to use dictionaries in any part of the assessment.|
|Component 3: Reading Written examination: 1 hour (Foundation tier) 1 hour 15 minutes (Higher tier) 25% of qualification|
|Reading tasks with non-verbal and written responses, including one translation task from French into English Learners are not permitted to use dictionaries in any part of the assessment.|
|Component 4: Writing Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes (Foundation tier) 1 hour 30 minutes (Higher tier) 25% of qualification|
|Writing tasks including one translation task from English into French Learners are not permitted to use dictionaries in any part of the assessment.|
Topics and themes
|Theme 1 Identity and culture||Theme 2 Local, national, international and global areas of interest||Theme 3 Current and future study and employment|
||Home and Locality
France and French speaking countries
World of Work
|Customs and Traditions
||Jobs and Future Plans
- CGP French, Grades 1-9 Exam Practice Workbook
- CGP French Grammar Workbook
- AQA reading and listening workbooks: old specification. Can be borrowed.
Useful website/ weblinks
Download the Free software edition of TaskMagic here so you can access the revision games from home: