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MFL Curriculum Overview 2017/18

 

Key Stage 3

Year 7

  • Education
  • Future Plans
  • Meeting People
  • Relationships
  • Leisure
  • Media

Year 8

  • Home Life
  • Region and Environment
  • Food and Drink
  • Celebrations and Culture
  • Shopping
  • Literature and song

Year 9

 

  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Social Issues
  • The World of Work
  • Illness and visiting the Doctor
  • Accidents
  • Holidays

 

Key Stage 4

The Spanish GCSE course aims to build on the topics covered in Years 7-9 as well as introducing a new development of study and a deeper understanding of concepts and knowledge. Pupils follow the specification for the WJEC and complete speaking and writing controlled assessments (60% of final grade) over the two year course and sit a terminal exam in listening and reading (40% of final grade).

Pupils will study the following topic areas:

  • Education and Future Plans
  • Self, family and friends,
  • Holidays,
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Media
  • Region and Environment
  • Social Issues

 

Future Opportunities

GCSE Spanish opens up a wide range of possibilities for a career in the future. Many GCSE Spanish students go on to study the subject at A level and degree level at university. Those who take advantage of learning a second language have a distinct edge over those who do not.  The world is a multilingual place and not everyone speaks English.  Did you know 94% of the world does not speak English as their first language and 74% of the world do not speak English at all! Even knowing basic phrases makes a difference.

 

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

At Key Stage 4 extra revision and booster sessions are held each week during lunchtime and after school. Revision days are also held during the Easter and half term holidays. Pupils also have the opportunity to learn Turkish and French at extra-curricular clubs. Every year the department celebrate the European Day of Languages.  Pupils have the opportunity to taste Spanish, French and Turkish food as well as learn a completely new language.