Modern Foreign Languages
Europe is a single market for goods, labour and services, Britain’s wealth depends on our continued global trading. People who have a skill in a foreign language will be at a great advantage when looking for jobs. Employers tell us that those who have studied a Modern Language to at least GCSE have skills which they value highly and they therefore look for Language qualifications when short listing for interview. Many jobs and courses require students to have qualifications in Modern Languages. The skills acquired studying a Modern Language to GCSE form a sound basis for the future study of any other language, for business or leisure projects.
Students at Pool Academy study French at Key Stage 3 and French, German or Spanish at Key Stage 4. At Key Stage 4 some students study 2 languages.
GCSE French, Spanish and German courses
Students studying French, Spanish or German will follow a course of study which leads to the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance GCSE.
They will learn how to use the language effectively for practical communication as well as imaginatively and creatively. They will develop an awareness of grammatical structure and acquire the skills and attitudes which will form a sound basis for further study, work and leisure. Students will also learn about the culture of the countries being studied.
The course is assessed through written coursework prepared during lesson time, a speaking test also prepared and recorded during normal school time and reading and listening tests which are done at the end of the course.
Pupils will be required to demonstrate ability to:
- understand and respond to the spoken language (Attainment Target 1 – Listening)
- communicate in speech (Attainment Target 2 - Speaking)
- understand and respond to written language (Attainment Target 3 - Reading)
- communicate in writing (Attainment Target 4 - Writing).
Y7 - At a Glance- French:
A brief overview of Topics and Structures.
Introducing yourself, brothers and sisters, family, pets, describing yourself and other people.
Using un/une, le/la/les. Je, tu, avoir, s'appeler, colours, adjective agreements.
Introductions, name, how are you? Meeting people, classroom objects, age, numbers, birthday, dates,
Where you live, describing home, describing bedroom, what you do in the evening, telling the time, places in town, directions, prepositions, opinions, buying things, snack bar.
Je, tu, habiter, tu, vous, difference, on, ils, elles, er verbs, question words.
Daily routine, school, opinions and reasons, sports, musical instruments, hobbies, leisure centre, holidays.
Reflexive verbs, nous, intensifiers, connectives, longer texts, faire, jouer , aimer + infinitive, on peut +inf. Aller + inf.
Scheme of Learning- French
Scheme of Learning- German
Spring 2Die Welt / Umwelt
'wenn' – if and when at the beginning of a sentence to say what's important to you
Daily routine using separable and reflexive verbs
Say what you will do when you are grown up using the Future Tense
'Umweltschutz' Level 6 – using all three tenses (Present, Perfect and Future) incl. separable verbs
Understanding and creatingmore complex texts
Extended reading practise
Summer 1Leute heute
Talking about your family and who you get on well with using possessive adjectives
Famous people – using 'ihn / sie'(him / her)
Going on a blind date – conditional 'ich würde' + infinitive + 'weil'(giving a reason)
A disastrous date – using the Imperfect Tense
Characters in a soap opera – use formal and informal language
Summer 2Projekt Deutschland
Reading and presenting information about the 'Bundesländer' – asking and answering questions
Finding out about areas of Germany using adjective agreements
Planning a visit to Germany – Time-Manner-Place rule for sentence structures
Asking or prices and opening hours
Interviewing tourists in different Tenses
Understanding a complex text
Writing a brochure
Languages Online- http://www.languagesonline.org.uk/
My French Resources- http://www.myfrenchresources.com/
Mr J Womersley
Head of Department
Miss J Mills
Mrs J Hood
Mrs V Holzmann
Miss M Tremain
Mrs S Mccall