Modern Foreign Languages

Subject Overview

All pupils learn French from Year 7 for three years in mixed-ability groups.

We want languages to be fun and work is done in pairs, groups and as a class using games, ICT, interactive whiteboards and written activities. Homework is set once a week from Year 7 upwards and is marked regularly using clear criteria that are shared with the pupils, so that they can see their progress and how to improve further.        

Curriculum Structure

Students have two one hour lessons of French per week throughout Years 7, 8 and 9. They follow a Programme of Study which is designed to allow all students to access the MFL curriculum, whilst, at the same time, preparing them for the rigours of GCSE languages.

Assessment Overview

Students are assessed through standardised summative and formative assessments which are carried out at the end of each topic. Students are assessed in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.