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Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3 we follow the National Curriculum for Modern Foreign Languages.

In Year 7, students start the course by learning the basics of German, which includes introducing themselves and saying a little bit about where they live and what they have in their school bag. This unit is also designed for students to grasp the basics such as numbers, colours and pronunciation. Student will then learn to talk about school, their teachers and their favourite subjects using opinion phrases.

By Spring, students will be learning to talk about family members, personalities and physical descriptions. Students will be able to describe their homes and their daily routines.

By Summer, students will be learning to describe their hobbies and free time and will begin to recognise the future tense. Students will be able to describe their town and local area. They will also focus on describing the weather.

In Year 8, students will start the year by learning about free time activities and being able to arrange to go out and make plans. Students will learn to describe their holidays and recent travels.

In Spring, students will experience their first unit done in the past tense and so pupils will be developing this skill. Students will learn about different types of food and how to order food and drinks when out and about.

By Summer, students will learn about clothing and fashion. Students will be able to express opinions on school uniform as well as describing which shops they go to. Students will also be learning about health, including body parts and how to tell a doctor what is wrong. They will also be able to evaluate lifestyle choices.

Key Stage 4

Course Introduction: In our increasingly competitive global marketplace, the demand for language skills is increasing, and employers are recognising the value of multi-lingual employees who have the skills and flexibility to operate in international environments. A foreign language, can give access to a much wider range of jobs in the UK and overseas. In addition to this, a GCSE in a language is increasingly becoming an entry requirement for top UK universities.

Course Outline: This course will deliver a GCSE in three years. Pupils will study authentic literature, and learn the valuable skill of translation both in to and out of the language. At GCSE, pupils will continue to develop upon skills and vocabulary taught during KS3.

Unit 1: Listening and understandingA number of passages or interactions in the language with a variety of question types. The spoken material heard will include both formal (e.g. telephone message) and informal speech (e.g. social interaction). One final exam June of Year 1125
Unit 2: SpeakingStudents must demonstrate the ability to use the language for different purposes and in different settings. There will be one final exam which will require them to take part in role plays and speak spontaneously. One final exam April of Year 1125
Unit 3: Reading and understandingStudents complete exam tasks that consist of a number of short texts, notices or news reports in the language, which include a range of settings and styles, both formal and informal.One final exam June of Year 1125
Unit 4: WritingThe final written exam will require students to write an extended piece in the language, alongside translation both in to and out of the target language. One final exam June of Year 1125

Course Expectations: Pupils will be expected to use the language creatively and independently and they will be expected to use the language spontaneously to discuss their ideas (both verbally and in writing), and to revise for all four final exams.

Progression Pathways

MFL Progression Pathway

Modern Foreign Languages Team

Ms Le FurEBAKMEMiss Aves
Ms Le FurMrs BaiaoMiss MerchanMiss Aves
Vice Principal for Behaviour and AttitudesCurriculum Leader of MFLDeputy Curriculum Leader of MFLHead of Year 11 and Teacher of MFL
Mr LiaoMiss RoseDr Waschneck
Teacher of Mandarin, Norwich SchoolHead of SEND and Teacher of MFLTeacher of MFL


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