Key Stage 3

Year 7

Aims

  • To help pupils acquire basic competence in the essential topics of everyday communication.
  • To give pupils an insight into the peoples and cultures of the French and German speaking countries and thereby promote tolerance and understanding.
  • To give pupils a foundation in understanding and using grammatical principles and concepts thereby establishing the foundations for future study.

Knowledge and Understanding
Pupils will acquire a knowledge of the essential vocabulary related to the topics studied and will be able to apply basic grammatical principles to help generate both spoken and written language.

Skills

The skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing are developed in equal measure throughout the key stage. We use “can do” statements during each module of work to make the topics relevant and practicable (e.g. “You can say what your favourite sport is.” “You can ask someone what his/ her hobbies are.”)

Assessment
We use National Curriculum levels at KS3 to assess overall competence in the foreign language being studied. Pupils are normally assessed towards the end of each module of work studied either using all or a combination of the reading, listening, speaking and written assessments available.

Homework
Homework is set in accordance with school policy. It is normally a combination of written and/ or a learning homework. Learning homework involves the committing to memory of vocabulary or a grammatical topic (e.g. an irregular verb). It is very important that learning homeworks are done thoroughly as a knowledge of vocabulary and grammar are the prerequisites of successful language learning.

Revision
Pupils are made very clearly aware of what will be assessed on the module tests. They are encouraged to revise using a combination of the corrected work in their exercise books and the revision/ vocabulary sheets issued. It is very important that they apply the revision techniques for learning vocabulary and committing to memory key language. These techniques are covered with pupils in lessons.

Programme of Study
Year 7 French

Autumn term Spring Term Summer Term
  • C’est perso (personal ID, family, descriptions, opinions)
  • Mon collège (subjects, time, school day, food)
  • Mes passetemps (hobbies, IT, likes)
  • Ma zone (where you live, directions, what you can do in town)
  • Partez (holidays, buying snacks and drinks, future intentions)

Year 8

Aims

  • To help pupils acquire basic competence in the essential topics of everyday communication.
  • To give pupils an insight into the peoples and cultures of the French and German speaking countries and thereby promote tolerance and understanding.
  • To give pupils a foundation in understanding and using grammatical principles and concepts thereby establishing the foundations for future study.

Knowledge and Understanding
Pupils will acquire a knowledge of the essential vocabulary related to the topics studied and will be able to apply basic grammatical principles to help generate both spoken and written language.

Skills

The skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing are developed in equal measure throughout the key stage. We use “can do” statements during each module of work to make the topics relevant and practicable (e.g. “You can say what your favourite sport is.” “You can ask someone what his/ her hobbies are.”)

Assessment
We use National Curriculum levels at KS3 to assess overall competence in the foreign language being studied. Pupils are normally assessed towards the end of each module of work studied either using all or a combination of the reading, listening, speaking and written assessments available.

Homework
Homework is set in accordance with school policy. It is normally a combination of written and/ or a learning homework. Learning homework involves the committing to memory of vocabulary or a grammatical topic (e.g. an irregular verb). It is very important that learning homeworks are done thoroughly as a knowledge of vocabulary and grammar are the prerequisites of successful language learning.

Revision
Pupils are made very clearly aware of what will be assessed on the module tests. They are encouraged to revise using a combination of the corrected work in their exercise books and the revision/ vocabulary sheets issued. It is very important that they apply the revision techniques for learning vocabulary and committing to memory key language. These techniques are covered with pupils in lessons.

Programme of Study

Year 8 French
Autumn term Spring Term Summer Term
  • T’es branché? (TV programmes, films, reading, weather)
  • Paris, je t’adore (what you can do in Paris, tourist information, talking about past events)
  • Mon identité (personality,
    relationships, music, clothes)
  • Chez moi, chez toi (describing your home, meals, forthcoming events)
  • Quel talent (talent, ambition, saying what you must/ can do, giving commands)
Year 8 German
Autumn term Spring Term Summer Term
  • Hallo personal ID, where you live, numbers, alphabet, birthdays
  • Die Schule subjects, opinions, telling the time, snacks, drinks, uniform
  • Familie members of family, descriptions, pets

Year 9

Aims

  • To help pupils acquire basic competence in the essential topics of everyday communication.
  • To give pupils an insight into the peoples and cultures of the French and German speaking countries and thereby promote tolerance and understanding.
  • To give pupils a foundation in understanding and using grammatical principles and concepts thereby establishing the foundations for future study.

Knowledge and Understanding
Pupils will acquire a knowledge of the essential vocabulary related to the topics studied and will be able to apply basic grammatical principles to help generate both spoken and written language.

Skills

The skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing are developed in equal measure throughout the key stage. We use “can do” statements during each module of work to make the topics relevant and practicable (e.g. “You can say what your favourite sport is.” “You can ask someone what his/ her hobbies are.”)

Assessment
We use National Curriculum levels at KS3 to assess overall competence in the foreign language being studied. Pupils are normally assessed towards the end of each module of work studied either using all or a combination of the reading, listening, speaking and written assessments available.

Homework
Homework is set in accordance with school policy. It is normally a combination of written and/ or a learning homework. Learning homework involves the committing to memory of vocabulary or a grammatical topic (e.g. an irregular verb). It is very important that learning homeworks are done thoroughly as a knowledge of vocabulary and grammar are the prerequisites of successful language learning.

Revision
Pupils are made very clearly aware of what will be assessed on the module tests. They are encouraged to revise using a combination of the corrected work in their exercise books and the revision/ vocabulary sheets issued. It is very important that they apply the revision techniques for learning vocabulary and committing to memory key language. These techniques are covered with pupils in lessons.

Programme of Study

Year 9 French
Autumn term Spring Term Summer Term
  • La France talking about French towns, saying what you can do there, talking about what you have done, living in the country
  • Chez moi talking about our home, housework tasks, relationships with people
  • Le weekend talking about free time and future plans, talking about the past
  • Gardez la forme talking about health issues, giving advice
  • La mode talking about clothes, shopping, fashion
  • Les médias talking about TV, soaps, weather
Year 9 German
Autumn term Spring Term Summer Term
  • Freizeit sports, opinions, when you do things, arranging to go out
  • Mein Zuhause talking about our home, what you do there, descriptions
  • Stadt und Land talking about where you live, the weather directions, buying food and drink, past and future events
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Key Stage 4

Please see the relevant section of the Year 10 options booklet below

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Key Stage 5

Please see the relevant section of the Sixth Form Prospectus

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