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Modern Foreign Language Curriculum 2020/21

KS3 Year 7

French & Spanish

Autumn

Students will learn to introduce and describe themselves in the first half term. They will communicate self-descriptions in both speaking and writing activities and will be able to identify key language in listening activities and in texts. In the second half term students will learn the weather and describe what they do in their free time in extended sentences.

Spring

In the first half of this term, students will learn about school subjects, uniform and improve their opinions and descriptions by communicating more complex sentences. In the second half term, students will be able to describe other people as we introduce the family and friends’ topic.

Summer

In the first half of the summer term, students will learn how to describe their home towns and describe where they prefer to shop. We will also revise numbers as students demonstrate their haggling skills in a role-play. To conclude the year, students will revisit all topics learned and will be tested with a Vocabulary Marathon followed by a cultural topic to finish the year.

KS3 Year 8

French & Spanish

Autumn

Students will recap year 7 topics and will be tested in the form of a vocabulary marathon. In the second half term students will recap the weather and describe where they like to go on holiday in extended sentences. We will also introduce students to past, present and future tenses to enable students to deepen their understanding of the language, allowing them to achieve further.

Spring

In the first half of this term, students will learn about new technology, types of TV programmes and music. They will continue to improve their opinions and descriptions by communicating more complex sentences. In the second half term, students will be able to describe what they like to eat and will finish off this half term by acting out a restaurant role-play scene.

Summer

In the first half of the summer term, students will learn how to describe making plans and cancelling them by giving reasons for not wanting to go out. To conclude the year, students will revisit all topics learned and will be tested with a Vocabulary Marathon followed by a cultural topic to finish the year.

KS4 Year 9

French

Spanish

Autumn

Students will start their GCSE with a bridging module to introduce basic grammatical structures through the topic of Free Time. Students will move on to deepen their understanding of tenses and key grammatical structures by describing relationships with friends and family.

Students will start their GCSE with a bridging module to introduce basic grammatical structures through the topic of Free Time. Students will move on to deepen their understanding of tenses and key grammatical structures by describing their holiday preferences.

Spring

Students will study technology and customs and festivals this term. They will continue to develop their understanding of past, present and future tenses and begin to prepare exam style questions for listening, speaking, reading and writing GCSE exams, whilst improving their grammatical structures.

Students will study school and jobs this term. They will continue to develop their understanding of past, present and future tenses and begin to prepare exam style questions for listening, speaking, reading and writing GCSE exams, whilst improving their grammatical structures.

Summer

Students will study home & region and charities this term. They will continue to develop their understanding of past, present and future tenses and begin to prepare exam style questions for listening, speaking, reading and writing GCSE exams, whilst improving their grammatical structures. To conclude the summer term, students complete a 4-skills test.

Students will study relationships and technology this term. They will continue to develop their understanding of past, present and future tenses and begin to prepare exam style questions for listening, speaking, reading and writing GCSE exams, whilst improving their grammatical structures. To conclude the summer term, students complete a 4-skills test.

KS4 Year 10

French

Spanish

Autumn

Students will study healthy lifestyles and poverty and homelessness this term. They will continue to develop their understanding of past, present and future tenses and begin to prepare exam style questions for listening, speaking, reading and writing GCSE exams, whilst improving their grammatical structures in preparation for their Mock Exams.

Students will study customs and festivals and charities this term. They will continue to develop their understanding of past, present and future tenses and begin to prepare exam style questions for listening, speaking, reading and writing GCSE exams, whilst improving their grammatical structures in preparation for their Mock Exams.

Spring

Students will holidays and school this term. They will continue to develop their understanding of past, present and future tenses and begin to prepare exam style questions for listening, speaking, reading and writing GCSE exams, whilst improving their grammatical structures.

Students will town and region and environment this term. They will continue to develop their understanding of past, present and future tenses and begin to prepare exam style questions for listening, speaking, reading and writing GCSE exams, whilst improving their grammatical structures.

Summer

Students will study jobs and environment this term. They will continue to develop their understanding of past, present and future tenses and begin to prepare exam style questions for listening, speaking, reading and writing GCSE exams, whilst improving their grammatical structures. To conclude the summer term, students complete a 4-skills test.

Students will study poverty and homelessness and health this term. They will continue to develop their understanding of past, present and future tenses and begin to prepare exam style questions for listening, speaking, reading and writing GCSE exams, whilst improving their grammatical structures. To conclude the summer term, students complete a 4-skills test.

KS4 Year 11

French

Spanish

Autumn

Students will revise all topics from both year 9 and year 10 with an emphasis on exam technique and revision skills. Topics will include: Free Time, Relationships, Technology, Customs and Festivals, Home and Region, Charities, Health, Poverty and Homelessness, Holidays, School, Post-16 and Jobs and Environment.

Students will revise all topics from both year 9 and year 10 with an emphasis on exam technique and revision skills. Topics will include: Free Time, Holidays, School, Post-16 and Jobs, Relationships, Technology, Customs and Festivals, Charities, Town and Region, Environment, Poverty and Homelessness and Health.

Spring

Students explore a range of exam techniques and revision skills in preparation for their Mocks this term. They will complete a series of support packs and vocabulary revision in preparation for reading and listening tasks with intensive support for writing and speaking skills.

Students explore a range of exam techniques and revision skills in preparation for their Mocks this term. They will complete a series of support packs and vocabulary revision in preparation for reading and listening tasks with intensive support for writing and speaking skills.

Summer

Preparation for final GCSE exams.

Preparation for final GCSE exams.