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 have 2 hours a week of French, and 1 hour each week of Spanish. They will cover the 4 skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing.  Regular assessment takes place to allow students flightpath. 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 LinguascopeQuizlet and our Office 365 SharePoint site.

Year 7 Curriculum map

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.

Year 8 Curriculum map

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.

Year 9 Curriculum map

Key Stage 4

Year 10 GCSE French and Spanish/Year 11 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.

GCSE Curriculum map

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