MFL

curriculum

MFL

Curriculum Area and Curriculum Lead(s)

Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs M Francis – Head of Curriculum Area

Curriculum Area vision and general information about the CA e.g. successes
and strengths

The vision for MFL at THA is to inspire enjoyable language learning in an encouraging learning environment.   The MFL curriculum area is comprised of a collaborative team founded on support, challenge and empowerment to ensure the delivery of a rounded MFL provision that introduces and sustains a thirst for knowledge and understanding, as well as a love of learning.

We promote a culture of openness and trust to enhance and develop this vision. We strive to raise standards of achievement across the key stages and to establish effective approached to learning and teaching that further our whole-school strategy to raise aspirations.  

French is the core language at The Hereford Academy. In a world where skills in communication are becoming scarce, more and more employers are looking for an ability to converse in a language at any level.

French is introduced at Year 7 and students study the language until the end of Year 8, where they can opt to study it for GCSE. We pride ourselves on our increasing uptake at Key Stage 4 over recent years.

We believe that the way to learn a language is to immerse oneself in it through doing. This will involve regular instances of group and pair work, opportunities to use Information and Communications Technology, learning about the form and function of language as well as finding out about the culture of French-speaking countries.

 

The team ethos is one of high expectations, perseverance and a language curriculum that offers enrichment as well as instruction. Enjoyment of learning leads to increased attainment.

KS3 provision summary e.g. topics covered, links to SOW/overviews and homework

All students have access to an MFL provision of 2 hours per week throughout KS3 since Jan 2016. This is proving highly effective in terms of retention of language learnt and enabling students to recall prior learning more easily.

MFL Milestones are available for Years 7 & 8 – See Milestone Curriculum.

KS4 provision summary e.g. topics covered, links to SOW/overviews and homework

At KS4 all students have 3 lessons per week (3hrs) of French. There is a balanced approach to all four skill areas – Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.

There are regular 1:1 support sessions offered after school as well as group interventions when required.

Year 10 & 11  – 2-year Edexcel French (9-1) Specification 2016
Year 9 – 3-year Edexcel French (9-1) Specification 2016

Topic 1: Identity and culture

-Who am I? relationships, friends and family, interests, role models

-Daily life: food, shopping, social media and technology

-Cultural life: celebrations and festivals, music, sport reading, TV

Topic 2: Local area, holiday and travel

-Holidays: preferences and experiences

-Travel and being a tourist: directions, accommodation, asking for help

-Town, region and country: weather,   places to see, things to do

Topic 3: School

-What school is like: school types, school day, school subjects, rules and pressure, success.

-School activities: events, trips and exchanges

Topic 4: Future aspirations, study and work

-Languages outside the classroom

-Ambitions: further study, volunteering, training

-Work: jobs, careers, professions

Topic 5: International and global dimension

-Bringing the world together: sporting events, music events, campaigns and good causes

-Environment: being ‘green’, access to natural resources  

KS5 provision if relevant

N/A

Staff

Mrs M Francis – HOCA
Miss K Owen – Teacher of MFL

Extra-curricular activities

Normandy Trip

KS3 French Culture Club – Thursdays 1.30-2pm

KS3 & 4 German Culture Club – Wednesdays 1.30-2pm

Year 9 & 10 1:1/catch up – Tuesdays 3-4pm

Year 11 1:1/ catch-up/revision – Wednesdays 3-4pm

Exam information and any revision support

KS3 – online support for learning/access to homework.  Teachers may set some work via http://www.kerboodle.com
Students will be given login details, but they will be required to access their school email accounts to receive the work set.  Students will benefit from having access to the digital textbooks being used in lessons. 


KS4 – online support for learning and online homework tool.  Teachers will use https://www.pearsonactivelearn.com/default.asp to set homework and to monitor and feedback to students.


KS3 and KS4 – all students should be using:
https://quizlet.com

 

All MFL students at THA now have access to http://www.linguascope.com 
Student access details can be obtained from their teachers.  For copyright purposes, we cannot share these on the website.


YEAR 11

Year 11 Spring Term Revision Timetable 2018

 

GCSE retrieval practice_Modules 1 and 2.pdf

GCSE retrieval practice_ Modules 3 and 4.pdf

GCSE retrieval practice_ Modules 5 and 6.pdf

GCSE retrieval practice_ Modules 7 and 8.pdf

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