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French Breakfast

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French GCSE Preparation

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North School Buddy Programme

08/09/16

This July The North School hosted a group of students from China

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Modern Foreign Languages

"Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Student View

"I like learning a language because I can use my creativity and complete group work." - Year 8

"I like learning French as a GCSE because it enables me to widen my vocabulary and it will help me when I leave school." - Key stage 4​

"My favourite thing about Spanish is that I am learning to speak another language and it is a challenge for me." - Year 9

"Mi cosa favorita del español es que es muy útil en las vacaciones y cuando viajo." - Key stage 4

Overview

Languages are really important in the world in which we live and give you great skills for the rest of your life. Languages provide the opportunity to develop your communication skills and your understanding of other cultures and societies. Knowing a language enhances your employment prospects and makes foreign travel easier. Within the modern foreign language department, you are able to learn French or Spanish and participate in interactive lessons which develop a range of skills.

Languages really are the passport to your future. Imagine the people from all over the world you could communicate, blog and network with.  All the amazing places you could travel to or work at and all because you can speak their language.

 

Contact – [email protected]

Examination

AQA GCSE French and AQA GCSE Spanish.

Students study language across a range of topics such as healthy lifestyle, media, family and relationships.

The assessment is evenly split across the four key skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing which are all assessed by final exam.

 

Extra-curricular/OSL opportunities

OSL

Year 11

French: Monday afternoons from 3:00-3:50pm with Mrs Wyllie

Spanish: Monday to Friday tutor times with Mrs Ellerby

 

In addition, teachers are available to organise one to one session with individual students on request. 

 

Further opportunities to practise learning are available online through the online homework system and through linguascope. Please see your class teacher for log in details.

 

Buddy programme

Each year we welcome groups of students to study in our school for two weeks. The students may come from as near as Spain or as far away as Taiwan. The foreign student is buddied with one of our students, who support them across the timetable of lessons. This is a great opportunity for the school community to learn about new ways of life and embrace new cultures and for the students to develop as individuals

 

Department Topic Overview 2017 2018

 

TERM 1

TERM 2

TERM 3

TERM 4

TERM 5

TERM 6

YEAR 7

 

 

Spanish: 2 weeks for baseline assessment and basics (numbers, greetings, basic questions on personal information) Module 1 Mi vida: Giving personal information.

Spanish: Module 2 Mi tiempo libre: Free time activities, likes and dislikes. Module must include a range of opinions, present tense and infinitive structures (I like to play…) Conditional tense- Me gustaria

Spanish: Module 3 Mi insti: School subjects, likes and dislikes. Challenge for top sets of the future tense (I am going to study…)

French: 2 weeks to cover the basic information including personal details, opinions, connectives and adjectives.  Module 4 Ma zone: giving directions, describing places in town.

French:  Module 4 Ma zone: giving directions, describing places in town.

French:  Revision

Basic structures

Verbs in present and future.

Preparation for end of year exam

 

YEAR 8

 

 

French:  Studio 1 Module 1 C’est perso Self, family and friends. Adjectival agreements  & descriptions/Studio 2 Module 3 HA

Spanish: Module 4, Viva 1 Mi familia: describing family members.

French: Studio 2 Module 2 Paris, je t’adore! Métro 2 Module 5 On va a Paris!: describing a city and a visit in the past tense

Spanish: Module 5 Viva 1 Mi ciudad: describing types of houses, locations, rooms in the house. Include conditional tense

French: Métro 2 Module 4 A Table! :Food and drink, shopping, money, role play situations, healthy lifestyle/Studio 2 module 4

Spanish: Module 1 Viva 2 My holidays: describing past holidays. Preterite tense

French: Au Collège & Les Vêtements

Studio 1 Module 2 Mon Collège: Adjectives and agreements, opinions & reasons, ideal uniform

Spanish: Module 3 Viva 2 Food: types of food and drink, ordering in a restaurant, buying food.

French: Studio 1

Module 5: Partez!  Métro 2 Module 6 Je voudrais faire…:Holidays & Destinations

Ideal holiday in the future

Spanish: Module 4 Viva 2 Out and About: inviting people out, making arrangements.

French: Studio 2

Module 3 Mon identité: Units 1 and 2 using 3 tenses talking about personality and relationships (NB HA may have overlap with term 1)

Spanish:  Module 5 Summer plans: accommodation, plans, directions

YEAR 9

 

 

French Identity and Culture. Me, my family and my friends. Relationships with family and friends.

Spanish:  Me, my family and friends. Relationships with family and friends

French Identity and Culture. Me, my family and my friends. Marriage & Partnerships

Spanish:  Me, my family and friends. Relationships with family and friends

French: Identity & Culture. Free Time Activities. Music, cinema, food & sport

Spanish :  My studies. Opinions and justification. Future plans, careers

French: Identity & Culture. Free Time Activities. Music, cinema, food & sport

Spanish :  My studies. Opinions and justification. Future plans, careers

French  Identity & Culture. Technology in everyday life. Social Media & Mobile Technology.

Spanish: Module 1:  Holidays and making reservations. Include preterite and imperfect.

French: Identity & Culture. Customs and  Festivals in French speaking countries

Spanish: Module 1: Holidays,  reservations. Include preterite and imperfect.

YEAR 10

 

 

French: Current & Future Study and Employment. My Studies. Life at School

Spanish: Module 1, Holidays and making reservations. Include preterite and imperfect.

French: Current & Future Study and Employment. Education post 16. Jobs, career choice and ambitions

Spanish: Module 1, Holidays and making reservations. Include preterite and imperfect.

French: Current & Future Study and Employment. Consolidation. Examination Skills

Spanish: Module 4. Freetime activities, TV,  music, cinema, food, sport

French – Local, National, International & Global Areas of Interest. Home, Town & Region

Spanish: Module 4. Free time activities,  music, cinema and TV, food and eating out, sport

French – Local, National, International & Global Areas of Interest

Travel & Tourism

Spanish: Module 6, food, health and festivals

French – Local, National, International & Global Areas of Interest. Travel & Tourism

Spanish: Module 6, food, health and festivals

YEAR 11

 

 

French: Local, National, International & Global Areas of Interest. Social Issues, Charity / Voluntary work, Healthy / Unhealthy Living

Spanish: Module 1, Holidays and making reservations. Include preterite and imperfect.

French: Local, National, International & Global Areas of Interest. Social Issues, Charity / Voluntary work, Healthy / Unhealthy Living

Spanish: Module 4, free time. Include perfect tense.   Music, cinema and TV, food and eating out, sport.

French: Local, National, International & Global Areas of Interest. The Environment

Poverty / Homelessness

Spanish: Module 7, Current and future study and employment.

French: Local, National, International & Global Areas of Interest. The Environment

Poverty / Homelessness

Spanish: Module 8, environment and healthy living.  Social issues;healthy/unhealthy living.

French: Revision of all modules and exam preparation.

Spanish: Revision of all modules and exam preparation.