Modern Foreign Languages: Teaching & Learning Resources

The foreign language course material is aimed at giving students the skills and confidence to communicate in a foreign language, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Chinese.

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  •  French
    • A Level (2016 specifications)
    • AQA
    • Edexcel
    • Eduqas
    • WJEC
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    • GCSE (2016 specifications)
    • GCSE (legacy)
    • IGCSE (CIE)
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    • IB
    • SQA (Scotland)
    • KS3
  • Spanish
    • A Level (2016 specifications)
    • AQA
    • Edexcel
    • Eduqas
    • WJEC
    • CCEA
    • A Level (Legacy)
    • AQA
    • A Level Edexcel (legacy)
    • WJEC
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    • SQA (Scotland)
    • KS3
  • German
    • ALevel (2016 specifications)
    • AQA
    • Edexcel
    • Eduqas
    • CCEA
    • WJEC
    • A Level (legacy)
    • GCSE (2016 specifications)
    • GCSE (legacy)
    • KS3
    • SQA (Scotland)
  • Italian
    • A Level (2017 specifications)
    • GCSE (2017 specifications)
    • GCSE (legacy)
  • Chinese
    • GCSE
  • Other
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The courseware is designed to give students the skills and ability to speak and read the chosen language by using that language in the classrooms and by having students participate in reading and speaking the language in class. Students gain proficiency in the chosen language by listening and reading their foreign language in various contexts during the Foreign Language Course.

Years 7 & 8

During the first years (years 7 & 8) students are introduced to French, German and Spanish by learning how to respond to personal questions and basic interaction. They are taught through listening, reading and writing the chosen language with their fellow students to develop their language skill toolkits and become comfortable with daily use of a foreign language. Students are also introduced to the various cultural links with the home countries by use of pen-pal letter assignments and other projects.

Year 9 – Transition Year

During this year students are guided through the course work to deepen their understanding of grammatical use of the chosen language. This is done in line with the course work that they will experience in further GCSE studies. Some of the topics covered during the year include media, fashion, and food as well as healthy living in order to expand their language skills. Evaluations are conducted half-yearly and the assessments are aimed to cover the 4 main skills in mastering a foreign language.

Years 10 & 11

Language studies are suggested for many students at the GCSE level, especially if they demonstrate an aptitude for languages. Students are evaluated at the end of year 11 based on 4 modalities of language namely, Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. Exams start in early May and are moderated by the class teacher.

Sixth Form

Students aiming for a career in Teaching, Law, Translation & Interpretation or even International Business would benefit greatly from the GCSE course work in Languages. With EU students invariably studying at least 1 EU language as a second language, the opportunities in the changing economic and political environment for employment are making the mastering of a second language even more important.

The ability to speak a foreign language gives students the communication skills and the adaptability to think outside the box in many situations that make A-Level Language Studies a highly sought after qualification.