Subjects

Modern Foreign Languages

Intent

Modern Foreign Languages at Baines aims to develop our pupils’ knowledge, understanding and use of language to develop Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing competencies. We draw on their understanding of languages in Primary school and use it, alongside their developing skills in English, to create pupils who can confidently and accurately express themselves in another language. Through the studying of other culture, festivals and traditions, we also aim to develop our pupils into well-rounded, worldly and tolerant individuals who can explore the world around them and respect the differences and similarities in cultures.

Names of staff, role & contact details

Mrs B Davies
Subject Leader / More able and talented co-ordinator
bds@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs N Bristol
Teacher of German, Spanish and French
nbl@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs G Newhouse
SENCO & Teacher of French and Spanish
gne@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr G Mates
Assistant Headteacher & Teacher of French
gms@baines.lancs.sch.uk

French

 HT1HT2HT3HT4HT5HT6
Year 7Personal Identity - greetings, alphabet, numbers, months, days, age, birthday, school bag items

J'ai and Je n'ai pas
Personal Identity - family members, pets, colours, using opinions and introduction of conditional tenseLife at School - subjects, rooms, opinionsLife at School - use of comparative, use of conditional, introduction to near future tenseInterests - sports, jouer vs faire, what sports you do and plan to do, hobbies outside of sport with conditionalInterests - continuation of hobbies outside of school, introduction to the perfect tense with hobbies
Year 8New Tech - basics (normally, yesterday, and tomorrow with daily uses) and internet usesNew Tech - film, television, music and reading across 3 time frames with opinionsHealthy Living - food, drink, good vs bad diet, use of 'on doit' and 'on devrait' with negativesHealthy Living - your daily eating habits using 3 time frames and advice on being healthy with impersonal conditionalHealthy Living - exercise, body and illness with adviceHealthy Living - exercise, body, illness and advice across 3 time frames
Year 9Holidays - countries, habits, transport, past holidays and future holidays through verbs aller/faire/êtreHolidays - ideal holidays, hotel complaints, weather in different time framesEducation and future study - different education systemsEducation and future study - different education systems using complex comparativeHome and local area - places in town, directions, descriptions (imperfect tense and conditional)Home and local area- house, rooms, prepositions, chores and ideal house
Year 10Family and relationships - marriage, PACS, divorce and equalitySchool and future plans - more depth with jobs, essential skills, applying, salary etcNew technology - social media and social impact of the internetNew technology - lots of comparative/superlative with 4 tense useTravel, tourism and environment - importance of recycling, your recycling habits, advice on protecting the environmentTravel, tourism and environment - impact of travel on environment, all environment vocabulary
Year 11Healthy lifestyle - food and eating out (to support GCSE role play speaking), sport and free time activities, eating disorders, drugs, alcohol and smokingGlobal issues, customs and festivals - charity work, volunteering, research into voluntary organisations inc aims and benefitsSocial issues - poverty, homelessness, unemployment, SDFSpeaking prep - all themes prepared, covered with a complete mock assessment (only opportunity for this to occur)Exam Prep - listening, reading and writingStudy Leave

Spanish

 HT1HT2HT3HT4HT5HT6
Year 8Personal Identity – greetings, alphabet, numbers, months, days of the week, age, birthday, school bag items, family members, pets, colours, using opinions and an introduction to the conditional tense.Home and local area – places in town, directions, descriptions, use of the comparative, varied use of masculine and feminine agreements, use of the conditional tenseLife at school– school subjects, rooms in school, opinions on subjects and teachersLife at school – use of the comparative with subjects, use of the conditional for ideal school, intro to near future tenseInterests – sports, jugar vs hacer, what sports you do and plan to do, hobbies outside of sport with conditionalInterests – continuation of hobbies outside of school, introduction to the preterite tense with hobbies
Year 9New Tech – basics (normally, yesterday, tomorrow with daily uses) Internet uses,New tech - film, television music and reading across 3 time frames with opinions in the different time framesHealthy Living – food, drink, good diet vs bad diet, use of ‘se debe’ and ‘on debería’ with the negativeHealthy Living– exercise, body and illness, advice across 3 time framesHolidays – countries, habits, transport, past holiday, future holiday through the verbs ir/hacer and knowledge of ‘ser/estar’Holidays – ideal holiday, hotel complaints, weather in different time frames.
Year 10Family and relationships – marriage, PACS, divorce, equalitySchool and future plans – more depth with jobs, essential skills, applying, salary etcNew Technology –social media, social impact of the internetNew Technology – lots of comparative/superlative with 4 tense useTravel, tourism and environment – importance of recycling, your recycling habits, advice on protecting the environmentTravel, tourism and environment – impact of travel on environment, all environment vocabulary.
Year 11Healthy Lifestyle - food and eating out ((to support GCSE role play speaking) Sport – freetime activities, Eating disorders, drugs, alcohol, smokingHome and local area – places in town, directions, descriptions House – rooms, prepositions, chores, ideal house (imperfect tense and conditional)Global Issues, customs and festivals Poverty, homelessness and charity work
Social issues - poverty, homelessness and charity work
Speaking preparation –all themes prepared, covered with a complete mock assessment completed (only opportunity for this to occur)For exam preparation – listening, reading and writing.Study Leave

German is currently only offered in Year 11 and will follow the same curriculum as French Year 11

How and when is my child assessed?

The MFL department assesses pupils once every half term at Key Stage 3 with each

half term assessment comprising of a detailed vocabulary and translation test and

each end of term assessment, testing 2 of the 4 main skills in the language/s

studied. Throughout each year at Key Stage 3, all pupils will be tested on their

Spoken, Listening, Reading and Writing skills which are graded via the Lancashire

model Banding of A-D.

Name of course(s) offeredExam boardLink to specNature of assessment
GCSE FrenchAQAhttps://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-86581x Speaking Assessment (25%) 1x Listening Assessment (25%) 1x Reading Assessment (25%) 1x Writing assessment (25%)
GCSE GermanAQAhttps://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/german-86681x Speaking Assessment (25%) 1x Listening Assessment (25%) 1x Reading Assessment (25%) 1x Writing assessment (25%)
GCSE SpanishAQAhttps://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-86981x Speaking Assessment (25%) 1x Listening Assessment (25%) 1x Reading Assessment (25%) 1x Writing assessment (25%)

Resources

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

www.kerboodle.com

www.memrise.com

www.wordreference.com