We are a department of three members of staff with a variety of teaching experience, who have all spent time living and working abroad. We are enthusiastic about our subject and keen to ensure that our students develop a love of learning other languages and about other cultures.
During both the KS3 and KS4 curriculum we will be developing the four skill areas; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Our aim is to provide exciting opportunities for students to develop their confidence, improve their independent learning skills and to foster a love of other languages and cultures. We do not use a course book as our lessons are based on a wide range of resources. Students will be set homework on a regular basis using a variety of methods, including the Vocab Express website, but we also encourage students to develop their language learning skills using other methods such as flashcards, www.memrise,com, www.quizlet.com amongst others.
The French and German courses at Key Stage 3 provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE courses in Key Stage 4. In Year 7 pupils cover a variety of topics and they learn to understand and communicate at a basic level in the foreign language through a wide variety of different activities. In Year 8 we continue to build on pupils’ acquisition of language by covering the topics below and using the skills, grammar and higher level structures which are required for the GCSE.
If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact:
AQA GCSE (9-1) in French (QN 60181576)
AQA GCSE (9-1) in German (QN 6018159X)
We currently use the AQA specification which covers three overarching themes:
Theme 1 – Identity and Culture
Theme 2 – Local, National, International and Global
Theme 3 – Current and Future Study and Employment
Students will be assessed at the end of the three years in four skill areas each worth 25% of the final grade.
If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.