MFL

In MFL students in Key Stage 3 study either French or German depending upon which Form Group they are allocated in Year 7. THO Forms all study German and MAS Forms study French. Students study MFL for 5 hours per fortnight

Year 7 students are taught in Forms and study the following topics over the course of the year

 German Personal Information Family and Friends  School  Freetime House and Home  Town, Country (Holidays)
 French Personal Information Family and Friends  School  Freetime House and Home  Town, Country (Holidays)

Year 8 students are taught in three groups per language and study the following topics over the course of the year

German  Holidays  Media  Health  Festivals, Celebration Arranging to go out  Grammar rules 
French My Identity  Media Paris House and home Talents/Personalities French speaking world

Year 9 students are taught in three groups per language and study the following topics over the course of the year

German School life  Celebrating success  Freetime and hobbies Film and television  Family, friends and role models Describing your childhood
French Family, friends and role models Describing your childhood Freetime and hobbies Film, television and technology Daily routine Celebrations

 

In Key Stage 4 pupils study a foreign language for 5 hours per fortnight. Students continue to study the language which they started with in Year 7

Year 10 students are taught in mixed groups and study the following topics over the year

 

German House and homeFood, drink and technology Travel and tourismShopping and problems HolidaysLocal area 
FrenchMy townAdvantages and disadvantages of my townTravel and tourismShopping HolidaysProblems on holiday

 

Year 11 students are taught in mixed groups and study the following topics over the year

 

GermanWork and future plansDream jobs and languagesFestivals and events Environment/good causesRevision and exam practice
French School Work and future plans Volunteer work and good causes Festivals and events EnvironmentRevision and exam practice

 

KS4 Information

Students will be following the  Edexcel GCSE 2016 Specification in German or French.

The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in German or French consists of four externally examined papers based on the following skills: 
1. Listening – 25%
2. Speaking – 25%
3. Reading - 25%
4. Writing – 25%

Students must complete their speaking assessment in April/May of Year 11 and all other assessments in May/June of Year 11
Each paper is available at Foundation tier or Higher tier. Students must be entered for a single tier across all papers.

Themes and topics

Questions across all four language skills are organised into five themes, each broken down into topics and sub-topics. The five themes are:

 

Theme 1 - Identity and Culture
Who am I?Questions across all four language skills are organised into five themes, each broken down into topics and sub-topics. The five themes are:
relationships; when I was younger; what my friends and family are like; what makes a good friend; interests; socialising with friends and family; role models 
 Daily LifeCustoms and everyday life; food and drink; shopping; social media and technology (use of, advantages and disadvantages)
Cultural LifeCelebrations and festivals; reading; music; sport; film and television
 Theme 2 - Local area, Holiday and Travel
HolidaysPreferences, experiences and destinations
Travel and Tourism transactionsTravel and accommodation; asking for help and
dealing with problems; directions; eating out; shopping
Town, region and countryWeather; places to see; things to do
Theme 3 -School
What school is likeSchool types; school day; subjects; rules and pressures; celebrating
success
School activitiesSchool trips, events and exchanges
Theme 4 - Future aspirations, study and work
Using languages beyond the classroomForming relationships; travel; employment
AmbitionsFurther study; volunteering; training
WorkJobs, careers and professions
Theme 5 - International and global dimensions
Bringing the world togetherSports events; music events; campaigns
Enivionmental IssuesBeing ‘green’; access to natural resources

MFL Department contact: Mrs E.Laycock – Curriculum Leader of MFL (e.laycock@stmcollege.org.uk)