Modern Foreign Languages

Understanding and communicating in a foreign language is a vital skill in a world where a global village has been created by the rapid advances in modern technology.

France TripThroughout all key stages students are taught French and Spanish through a variety of topics and themes. Topics studied prepare students for the vocabulary and skills required at GCSE. Within each topic students are given the opportunity to develop each of the main language disciplines – listening, reading, writing and speaking. whilst developing a range of vocabulary in that topic area their skill and confidence in the four main disciplines progresses. Each topic can be personalised to allow students to progress from their starting point.

The faculty offers a range of opportunities to travel to France or Spain each year. This gives students vital experience of speaking the language in the country to native speakers.

 

KS4

Students are able to opt to study either French or Spanish at KS4. In year 9 they begin to prepare for their GCSE before starting their GCSE in year 10.

Learning at Home

One useful and fun website for learning French and other languages is www.linguascope.com.

For our user name and password, please check back with your teacher.  Test the family, beat your brothers and sisters and become part of our global world.

Language Perfect

Language perfect is a fun and competitive way to learn new vocabulary and extend language skills. Each student in KS3 and students studying a language option have a log on for Language Perfect and are able to access this from home or school. Students are set homework challenges on language perfect and are able to track their progress across each of the four language skills. Each year the Academy takes part in the Language Perfect World and Northern Hemisphere Championships. In 2014 the Academy was 1st in England in the World Championships, which was a fantastic achievement (www.languageperfect.com).

What is Studied in each Year

What is Studied in Year 7 French
Autumn   1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
C’est parti! C’est parti! Famille   et copains Famille   et copains En   ville En   ville
Language   Perfect Northern Hemisphere Championships Language   Perfect World Championships
Routes into languages spelling bee
What is Studied in Year 7 Spanish
Autumn   1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Todo sobre   mi Todo   sobre Mi En   clase En   clase Mi   familia Mi   familia
Día de los   muertos Language   Perfect Northern Hemisphere Championships Language   Perfect World Championships
Routes into languages spelling bee
What is Studied in Year 8 French
Autumn   1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Ma Journée Temps   et le temps libre Les vêtements et la fête Les   vêtements et la fête Voyages   et vacances Voyages   et vacances
Language   Perfect Northern Hemisphere Championships Language   Perfect World Championships Jour   du foot
What is Studied in Year 8 Spanish
Autumn   1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
La comida La comida Vacaciones Vacaciones Tiempo   libre Temps   libre
Language   Perfect Northern Hemisphere Championships Language   Perfect World Championships Día   de futbol
Language   Leaders
What is Studied in Year 9 French
Autumn   1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
L’avenir Ça t’intéresse Ça t’intéresse En   bonne santé Vive   les vacances Vive   les vacances
Language   Perfect Northern Hemisphere Championships Language   Perfect World Championships
Language   Leaders
 What is Studied in Year 10 French
Autumn   1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Work and Education Work and Education Leisure,   free time and the media Leisure,   free time and the media Home   and Environment Home   and Environment
Language   Perfect Northern Hemisphere Championships Language   Perfect World Championships
What is Studied in Year 11 French
Autumn   1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Leisure Home   and Environment Home   and Environment Revision/Exam   skills Revision/Exam   Skills
Language   Perfect Northern Hemisphere Championships Language   Perfect World Championships