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Modern Foreign Languages

Exam Board

 Edexcel

 A Level:

 http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/french-2016.html

 

 http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/german-2016.html

 

 http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/spanish-2016.html

 Edexcel 

 GCSE: 

 http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/subjects/languages.html

Key Stage 3

Year 7 work in mixed ability groups (tutor groups).  From September 2017, all students will study either French or Spanish.  Students currently follow the Expo 1 course in French and Viva 1 will probably be used for Spanish.  Teachers supplement textbook tasks with a variety of tailor-made stimulating activities, which we hope will make learning an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

In Years 8 and 9 students will continue to study French or Spanish and around 80% of the year group will also learn German. Students will have one x 100 minute lesson of each language per fortnight.  The precise number of students taking up a second language varies according to the size of the year group and the academic profile of the group.  The remaining 20% will study French or Spanish only and will have four x 100 minute lessons per fortnight.  The course books currently in use are Expo 2 and 3 for French and Echo Express 1 and 2 for German.  Viva 2 and 3 will most probably be used for Spanish.  Students of all three languages have the opportunity to take part in an exchange in Year 9.

Key Stage 4

In KS4 students can choose to study either French and / or German.  We enter candidates for the Edexcel GCSE exams.  2017 is the final year of controlled assessments (coursework) for Writing and Speaking.  Thereafter the four skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing will carry equal weight and will be tested by final examination (teachers carry out Speaking tests at the end of Year 11; these are recorded and submitted to Edexcel for external assessment). GCSE students have 3 x 100 minute lessons per fortnight. 

Spanish ab-initio will continue to be offered to Year 10 students with an aptitude for languages in 2018 and 2019. From 2020 Spanish will be offered to students, who have studied these languages at KS3 (there will no longer be a Spanish course for beginners).

Students of all three languages have the opportunity to take part in an exchange in Year 10.

A Level

Languages

'A' level students have 3 x 100 minute lessons plus time with a Foreign Language Assistant or native-speaker teacher every week. We enter students for the Edexcel 'A' level examination and have been very successful in terms of exam results over the past few years.  New textbooks and associated resources including are in place to cater for the new (2016) AS and A2 exams.  Students have access to ipads and laptop comupters for research and Listening activities. Students of all languages have the opportunity to take part in an exchange or study tour in Year 12.

To view the French curriculum details, please click here.

To view the German curriculum details, please click here.

To view the Spanish curriculum details, please click here.