Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) is a subject which builds on basics taught at Key Stage 2 in various feeder primary schools. Standish Community High School boasts exceptional language learning facilities including the International Street. We have a team of dedicated and enthusiastic linguists offering GCSE qualifications in French and Spanish. Contact with the Target Language countries is promoted via trips to France and Spain.

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Key Stage 3

Year 7 French and Spanish

In Year 7, students have the opportunity to study French and Spanish. They will spend 15 weeks on each language, after which we will set studenst into their strongest language based on classwork and end of unit assessments. Over the course of the year, students will learn to talk about school and their hobbies in French, and about their family and holidays in Spanish. They will cover the 4 skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Regular assessment takes place to allow students to measure their progress against their target level. Progress is monitored carefully and rewarded or guided. Intervention takes place where under-achievement is indicated. Students receive weekly homework tasks and can enhance this by practising vocabulary on websites such as Linguascope, Quizlet and our Office 365 SharePoint site.

Assessment Titles

French

  • Entertainment and Leisure (Assessing all 4 skills)
  • Self and Relationships (Assessing reading and writing)
  • Holidays and Tourism (Assessing all 4 skills)

Spanish

  • Self and Relationships (Assessing all 4 skills)
  • Entertainment and Leisure (Assessing reading and writing)
  • Holidays and Tourism (Assessing all 4 skills)

Year 8 French and Spanish

In Year 8, students will work further with their chosen language from Year 7. They will cover the 4 skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing. Regular assessment takes place to allow students to measure their progress against their target level. Progress is monitored carefully and students receive weekly homework tasks and can enhance this by practising vocabulary on websites such as Linguascope, Quizlet and our Office 365 SharePoint site.

Assessment Titles

French

  • Health and Fitness (Assessing reading and writing)
  • School Life and Studies (Assessing listening and speaking)
  • Local Areas of Interest (Assessing all 4 skills)

Spanish

  • Health and Fitness (Assessing reading and writing)
  • School Life and Studies (Assessing listening and speaking)
  • Local Areas of Interest (Assessing all 4 skills)

Year 9 French

Over the course of the year, students will begin work on the themes from the GCSE. They will cover the 4 skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Regular assessment takes place to allow students to measure their progress against their target level. Progress is monitored carefully and rewarded or guided. Intervention takes place where under-achievement is indicated. Students receive weekly homework tasks and can enhance this by practising vocabulary on websites such as Linguascope, Quizlet and our Office 365 SharePoint site.

Assessment Titles

French

  • Self and Relationships (Assessing reading and writing)
  • Health and Fitness (Assessing listening and speaking)
  • Holidays and Tourism (No assessment)
  • Technology and Social Media (Assessing all 4 skills)
  • Entertainment and Leisure (Assessing all 4 skills)

Spanish

  • Self and Relationships (Assessing reading and writing)
  • Health and Fitness (Assessing listening and speaking)
  • Holidays and Tourism (No assessment)
  • Technology and Social Media (Assessing all 4 skills)
  • Entertainment and Leisure (Assessing all 4 skills)

Key Stage 4

Year 10 GCSE French (Eduqas Syllabus)

GCSE French is made up of 3 themes:

  • Identity and Culture
  • Local, National, International and Global Areas of Interest
  • Current and Future Study and Employment

They will cover the 4 skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing in each of these themes, with each skills being worth 25% of their final grade. All four skills are assessed via terminal exam in the summer term of Year 11, where pupils will be entered for either the foundation or the higher tiered exams.

Progress is monitored carefully and rewarded or guided. Intervention takes place where under-achievement is indicated. Students receive weekly homework tasks and can enhance this by practising vocabulary on websites such as LinguascopeThis is LanguageKerboodle and our Office 365 SharePoint site.

Year 11 GCSE French (AQA Legacy Syllabus)

GCSE French is made up of 4 contexts: Lifestyle, Leisure, Home and Environment, and Work and Education. They will cover the 4 skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing in each of these contexts.

Progress is monitored carefully and rewarded or guided. Intervention takes place where under-achievement is indicated. Students receive weekly homework tasks and can enhance this by practising vocabulary on websites such as LinguascopeThis is LanguageKerboodle and our Office 365 SharePoint site.

The GCSE is made up of Writing and Speaking, which are both worth 30% of the total mark and are assessed through Controlled Assessment. It also involves Listening and Reading, which are both worth 20% of the total mark and are assessed through terminal exams in Year 11. In Year 10 students will complete 2 writing Controlled Assessments and 1 Speaking Controlled Assessment. In Year 11 students will complete another Writing and a Speaking Controlled Assessment. From January of Year 11 all Controlled Assessment work is completed, and the focus shifts to Exam Skills and preparation for the Listening and Reading exams.

Assessment Titles

  • Where I Live – Speaking controlled assessment
  • Education and Work – Writing controlled assessment
  • Mock exams using past papers for listening and reading

Year 11 GCSE Spanish (AQA Legacy Syllabus)

GCSE Spanish is made up of 4 contexts: Lifestyle, Leisure, Home and Environment, and Work and Education. They will cover the 4 skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing in each of these contexts.

Progress is monitored carefully and rewarded or guided. Intervention takes place where under-achievement is indicated.

Students receive weekly homework tasks and can enhance this by practising vocabulary on websites such as LinguascopeThis is LanguageKerboodle and our Office 365 SharePoint site.

The GCSE is made up of Writing and Speaking, which are both worth 30% of the total mark and are assessed through Controlled Assessment.  It also involves Listening and Reading, which are both worth 20% of the total mark and are assessed through terminal exams in Year 11. In Year 10 students will complete 2 writing Controlled Assessments and 1 Speaking Controlled Assessment.  In Year 11 students will complete another Writing and a Speaking Controlled Assessment. From January of Year 11 all Controlled Assessment work in completed, and the focus shifts to Exam Skills and preparation for the Listening and Reading exams.

Assessment Titles

  • Where I Live – Speaking controlled assessment
  • Education and Work – Writing controlled assessment
  • Mock exams using past papers for listening and reading
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