Modern Languages

Faculty Vision:

  • To build confidence and to provide enjoyment and a sense of achievement for all students
  • To encourage positive attitude to learning a foreign language
  • To foster a positive attitude and develop an insight into understanding countries where the languages are spoken and to speakers of the languages and their culture
  • To encourage greater cultural awareness of the world around us

Subjects included:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Curriculum Overview:

Year 7 – 2 periods per week
Year 8 –  2 periods per week
Year 9 – 2 periods per week

Options offered at the end of Year 9:

  • GCSE Arabic (Edexcel)
  • GCSE French (AQA)
  • GCSE German (AQA)
  • GCSE Spanish (AQA)
  • GCSE Urdu (AQA)

Topics covered:

Arabic

Year 8 topics

For speaking, listening, reading and writing units, content will relate to the following broad themes.

  • Arabic alphabet
  • days of the week/ months of the year
  • colours
  • numbers
  • House, home and daily routine

Social activities, fitness and health

  • School life and routine
  • Hobbies/interests
  • Sporting events
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Jobs
  • Product or service information
  • Tourist information and accommodations

Year 9 topics

For speaking, listening, reading and writing units, content will relate to the following broad themes.

  1. Media, travel and culture
  • Music/film/books
  • Fashion/celebrities/religion
  • Blogs/internet/ media
  • Holidays
  • Accommodation
  • Eating, food, drink
  1. Sport, leisure and work
  • Hobbies/interests
  • Sporting events
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Work experience/part-time jobs
  • Product or service information
  • Tourism

Year 10 & 11

  • Birthdays and weddings
  • Identity and culture
  • School life
  • Books and films review
  • TV, cinema and films
  • Celebrities and fashion
  • Clothes and fashion
  • Emails and media
  • Special events at schools
  • Family and friends
  • Hobbies and activities in all three tenses
  • Holiday resort
  • Healthy living
  • Directions
  • Shopping
  • Services and dealing with problems
  • Countries and capitals
  • Sport and leisure
  • Tourism in the Arab world
  • Unforgettable holiday
  • My town and my area

GCSE Arabic

Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel
No. of Controlled Assessments: 0
No. of Exams: 4 – speaking, listening, reading and writing

Years 10 and 11

Unit 1 Listening 5AR01 – Pearson Edexcel GCSE
Unit 2 Speaking 5AR02 – Pearson Edexcel GCSE
Unit 3 Reading 5AR03 – Pearson Edexcel GCSE
Unit 4 Writing 5AR04 – Pearson Edexcel GCSE

Topics covered:

French

For speaking, listening, reading and writing units, content will relate to the following broad themes.

Year 7 topics

  • All about myself
  • My school
  • My leisure
  • My area
  • Holidays

Year 8  topics

  • The media
  • Discovering Paris
  • Who am I?
  • Where I live
  • Talent and ambition

Year 9 topics

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Sport, fitness and eating out
  • My home, town and region
  • The environment
  • Holidays
  • Music and cinema

GCSE French

Exam Board: AQA

Speaking 25 %, final exam in Year 11( foundation or higher)
Writing: 25%, final exam in Year 11( foundation or higher)
Listening: 25 %  final exam in Year 11( foundation or higher)
Reading; 25 %  final exam in year 11( foundation or higher)

Year 10  topics

  • Relationships
  • Sport, fitness and eating out
  • My world
  • The environment
  • Holidays
  • Leisure activities

No. of Controlled Assessments over  KS4: 2 (Speaking and Writing)

Speaking 30%, 2 pieces of controlled assessment
Writing: 30%, 2 pieces of controlled assessment

No. of Exams: 2(Reading and Listening)

Listening: 20 %  final exam in Year 11( foundation or higher)
Reading; 20 %  final exam in year 11( foundation or higher)

Year 11 topics

  • Holidays
  • Social and world issues
  • Media and technology

Topics covered:

German

For speaking, listening, reading and writing units, content will relate to the following broad themes.

Year 7  topics

  • Welcome
  • Family and Friends
  • Free time
  • School
  • My Town
  • Holidays

Year 8 topics

  • Holidays
  • Media
  • Health and Fitness
  • Celebrations
  • Going out/invitations
  • In der Stadt – transactional language

Year 9 topics

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Home, town, neighbourhood and region
  • My studies
  • Music, Cinema and TV
  • Food and eating
  • Customs and festivals in German-speaking countries/communities

 GCSE German
Exam Board: AQA

 Speaking 25 %, final exam in Year 11( foundation or higher)
Writing: 25%, final exam in Year 11( foundation or higher)
Listening: 25 %  final exam in Year 11( foundation or higher)
Reading; 25 %  final exam in year 11( foundation or higher)

Units studied in year 10

  • Media
  • Holidays
  • School Life
  • Work
  • Family and Friends
  • Home Town

 Units studied in year 11
Over the key stage, 2 Controlled Assessments: (Speaking and Writing)

Speaking 30%, 2 pieces of controlled assessment
Writing: 30%, 2 pieces of controlled assessment

No. of Exams: 2(Reading and Listening)

Listening: 20 %  final exam in Year 11( foundation or higher)
Reading; 20 %  final exam in year 11( foundation or higher

  • Holidays – Controlled Assessment 2
  • Mock Preparation
  • World of Work – Speaking Test/Controlled Assessment 3
  • Exam Preparation

Topics covered:

Spanish

For speaking, listening, reading and writing units, content will relate to the following broad themes.

Year 7 topics

  • Introducing myself

My school

  • My family
  • My home
  • My leisure
  • My area

Year 8 topics

  • My life
  • The media
  • My holidays
  • Food and drinks
  • Fashion
  • Healthy living

Year 9 topics

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Home and Local Area
  • My studies
  • The media
  • Free-time and sport
  • Customs and festivals in Spanish-speaking countries/ communities

GCSE Spanish
Exam Board: AQA

Year 10

Speaking 25 %, final exam in Year 11( foundation or higher)
Writing: 25%, final exam in Year 11( foundation or higher)
Listening: 25 %  final exam in Year 11( foundation or higher)
Reading; 25 %  final exam in year 11( foundation or higher)

 Year 10 topics

  • Holidays and Tourism
  • My studies
  • My Life
  • The world of work
  • Free time

Year 11
Over the key stage, 2 Controlled Assessments: (Speaking and Writing)

Speaking 30%, 2 pieces of controlled assessment
Writing: 30%, 2 pieces of controlled assessment
No. of Exams: 2(Reading and Listening)
Listening: 20 %  final exam in Year 11( foundation or higher)
Reading; 20 %  final exam in year 11( foundation or higher)

Year 11 topics

  • Home and Local Area
  • Healthy living
  • The environment

Topics covered:

Urdu

For speaking, listening, reading and writing units, content will relate to the following broad themes.

Year 8 topics

  • Urdu Alphabet
  • Urdu Numbers
  • All about me
  • Family and friends
  • Nationalities, languages and different countries.
  • Classroom items
  • Food and drinks
  • My house
  • Daily routine
  • Hobbies
  • Free time activities
  • Local area
  • Holidays.

Year 9 topics

  • Food
  • Healthy and unhealthy eating habits
  • Home local area and environment
  • Shopping
  • Leisure activities
  • Films and TV dramas

GCSE Urdu
Exam Board: AQA

No. of Controlled Assessments: 2 (Speaking and Writing)

Speaking 30%, 2 pieces of controlled assessment
Writing: 30%, 2 pieces of controlled assessment
No. of Exams: 2(Reading and Listening)
Listening: 20 %  final exam in Year 11( foundation or higher)
Reading; 20 %  final exam in year 11( foundation or higher)

Units studied in year 10

  • Relationships and Choices
  • Leisure, free time activities
  • Holidays, weather and directions
  • Environment
  • Work and Education

Units studied in year 11

  • Health
  • Relationships and Choices
  • Leisure
  • Holidays
  • Environment
  • Work and Education
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    September 4, 2017

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