Modern Foreign Languages

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.

Staff

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Key Stage 3

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.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact:
c.ogden@acklam.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

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

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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: c.ogden@acklam.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for MFL

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.