MFL

To provide all students with cultural and linguistic awareness of other countries and languages by studying real world topics. To offer students opportunities to develop resilience and independence so that they can fulfil their potential by becoming confident, capable and articulate linguists. To create a positive and enjoyable learning environment which encourages success at all levels.  To work towards an increase in the numbers of students continuing with a language at KS4 and KS5.


French (Fr)
Exam Board and Specification: AQA GCSE French 8658

Aim
A GCSE in French is a valuable, highly regarded academic qualification and a wider range of job opportunities will be open to you if you are competent in at least one modern language. Universities value languages highly, either studied individually or combined with other subjects. If you are contemplating studying Travel and Tourism at a later date, you should seriously consider taking a language to accompany it.

For GCSE French students should:
develop ability to communicate confidently and coherently with native speakers in speech and writing

express and develop thoughts and ideas spontaneously and fluently

listen to and understand clearly articulated, standard speech at near normal speed

deepen knowledge about how language works and enrich vocabulary to increase

independent use and understanding of extended language in a range of contexts

develop awareness and understanding of the culture and identity of the countries and communities where French is spoken

Assessment (All 4 skills weighted equally)
Paper 1: Listening Understanding and responding to different types of spoken languages.
Section A- questions in English, Section B- questions in the target language.

Paper 2: Speaking Communicating and interacting effectively in speech for a variety of purposes
Role-play- 15 marks + Photo-card-15 marks + Conversation (30 marks)

Paper 3: Reading Understanding and responding to different types of written language, including literary texts.
Section A- questions in English, Section B- questions in the target language, Section C- translation from the target language into English

Paper 4: Writing. Communicating effectively in writing for a variety of purposes.

For further information contact: Mrs M-J Coomber


Spanish (Sp)
Exam Board and Specification: AQA GCSE Spanish 8698

Aim
Spanish is a valuable qualification and a wider range of job opportunities will be open to you if you are competent in at least one modern language. Universities tend to value languages highly, either studied individually or combined with other subjects. In Europe, Spanish is the second most popular language after English. Spanish is an official language on four continents and is the mother tongue in 21 countries which makes it incredibly valuable with regards to business. Globalisation is shrinking the business world and those who know more than one language will definitely have the edge.

Content
You will build upon the work you have done during Key Stage 3. You will learn more about the topic areas which you have already covered, such as family and friends, free time and your home. You will also cover new contexts such as health and media, as well as continuing to learn about the customs and way of life of the country. You will also have the opportunity to visit Spain.

Assessment (All 4 skills weighted equally)
Paper 1: Listening Understanding and responding to different types of spoken languages.
Section A- questions in English, Section B- questions in the target language.
Paper 2: Speaking Communicating and interacting effectively in speech for a variety of purposes
Role-play- 15 marks + Photo-card-15 marks + Conversation (30 marks)
Paper 3: Reading Understanding and responding to different types of written language, including literary texts.
Section A- questions in English, Section B- questions in the target language, Section C- translation from the target language into English
Paper 4: Writing. Communicating effectively in writing for a variety of purposes

For further information contact: Mrs M-J Coomber