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Modern Foreign Languages

All students study French or Spanish throughout Year 7 to 9. The main topics covered at Key Stage 3 in the French syllabus are;

Year 7

Autumn 1:

Introducing Yourself in Detail

Autumn 2:

My School

Spring 1:

My Hobbies

Spring 2:

The Area I Live in

Summer 1:

Holidays

Summer 2:

Writing a Poem/Describing a Painting

Year 8

Autumn 1:

Talking about Television

Autumn 2:

Paris

Spring 1:

My Identity

Spring 2:

Describing my Home

Summer 1:

Talking about Talent and Ambition

Summer 2:

French Speaking Countries

Year 9

Autumn 1:

My Social Life

Autumn 2:

Healthy Living

Spring 1:

Talking about Careers

Spring 2:

Describing a Past Holiday

Summer 1:

Talking about Your Life as Teenager

Summer 2:

Revision - Key Stage 3 Certificate

The main topics covered at Key Stage 3 in the Spanish syllabus are;

Year 7

Autumn 1:

My Life

Autumn 2:

Free Time

Spring 1:

My School

Spring 2:

My Family and Friends

Summer 1:

My Town

Summer 2:

Revision

 

Year 8

Autumn 1:

Talking About a Past Holiday

Autumn 2:

All about my Life

Spring 1:

Eating Habits

Spring 2:

Arranging to go out

Summer 1:

Describing a Holiday Home

Summer 2:

Describing a World Trip

 

Year 9

Autumn 1:

Talking about Special Events

Autumn 2:

Discussing your Future

Spring 1:

Healthy Lifestyles

Spring 2:

Talking about World Issues

Summer 1:

Reading Authentic Texts about Madrid

Summer 2:

Revision- Key Stage 3 Certificate 


Why study languages?

We live in a ‘world society’ where students will meet and communicate with others from all cultures around the world. Learning languages helps students not only to communicate with others more effectively but also to understand and appreciate cultural difference and diversity. 

Learning languages gives students opportunities to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as express themselves with increasing confidence, independence and creativity. They explore the similarities and differences between other languages and English plus learn how language can be manipulated in different ways. The development of communication skills, together with understanding of the structure of the target language, lay the foundations for future study of other languages. Students are challenged in every lesson by extension tasks in all four skills. Language skills introduced at primary level are developed further and the needs of the individual are met. Topics covered at Key Stage 3 are relevant to young people and set a solid foundation for the GCSE topics covered at Key Stage 4.