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MFL

Time Allocation: Students study MFL for two 1 hour lessons per week in each of Year 7 and
Year 8.

Grouping: For MFL, the year group is split with three forms studying French and three forms studying Spanish. Please note that pupils are not allocated to a particular form based on language choice, however. Initially, students will be taught their allocated language in sets based on information from Primary schools and then re-allocated into sets based on internal assessments in the first term. Movement between sets afterwards will take place as the department deems appropriate.

Course Content: During KS3, students will complete five modules in each year which will give them a firm grounding in the language they are studying. The modules are as follows:

 

Year 7

Year 8

Autumn

Welcome to French/Spanish: greetings; alphabet and spelling; months of the year and days of the week; numbers 1 – 31; ages and birthdays

You and I: brothers, sisters and other relatives; pets; hair and eye colour; physical and personal descriptions; nationalities,

Leisure in town: What one can do in town; leisure facilities; plans for the weekend

Holidays: countries; destinations; transport lodgings; activities; plans for next year

Spring

Home and City: where you live; directions; dwellings; rooms; geographical locations; your local area; what your town is like

School: school subjects and opinions on telling the time; the school day; school description; forms of transport

Jobs and Future plans: Job types; workplaces; parents’ jobs; positive and negative aspects of employment; dream jobs

Recent activities: Last weekend; last night; TV and Films; opinions on media

Summer

Free Time: weather; seasons; activities in different weather conditions, activity opinions; sport and leisure activities in Spain/France

Transactional Units: in the snack bar, asking the way, directions

Food and drink: Food groups; opinions on food; meals at home and abroad; yesterday, today and tomorrow

Transactional Units:The body & illness; in a restaurant, at the market

Assessment:

Formal Assessment:

 All pupils follow a common scheme of assessment. Regular  assessments of speaking, writing, reading, translation into English and into the Target Language, dictation and listening are carried out in lessons and for homework.

Homework:

Pupils will be set homework on a weekly basis. This will include reading and listening practice, writing exercises, exercises to test grammatical rules, research on aspects of target language culture, translation into English, translation into the Target Language and learning vocabulary. Pupils are also expected to regularly revise topics and structures covered in class.