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MFL

Introduction

The MFL Department aims to make language learning at Cardinal Newman Catholic High School an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We strive to provide a stimulating and positive learning environment, equipped with the latest interactive technology and access to authentic materials, to enable students to communicate effectively with speakers of French and German, appreciate cultural differences and to become aware of the benefits which language skills can bring. The department aims to run alternating visits to both France and Germany. The benefit reaped by the students who take part is enormous - their language skills and their insight into the way of life and the culture of the country increase considerably. Students from Year 8 and 9 have the opportunity to take part in shorter trips, e.g. a trip to Paris and Euro Disney and students in KS4 have the opportunity to visit Berlin.


Key Stage 3 Summary

At KS3 students study French and/or German and have 2 or 3 one hour lessons per fortnight in German and/or French enabling them to make a genuine, well-informed choice in Year 9 when opting for their GCSE subjects. Students are grouped in broad ability sets and students in lower ability groups only study one language in order to provide additional time to enhance their literacy or numeracy skills. The Echo course followed in German and Expo course in French provide differentiated materials and are supplemented using further stimulating and motivating resources.


Curriculum Overview

GERMAN
Year 7
Year 8

Year 9

Autumn Term
Personal ID
Holidays
Media
School
Food & Shopping
Future Plans
Spring Term
Family
After School
School
Hobbies
Health
Environment
Summer Term
House
Invitations
Relationships
Town
School Trip
Germany Project

 

FRENCH
Year 7
Year 8

Year 9

Autumn Term
Personal ID
Hobbies
Pocket Money /Gadgets
Family
Family & Work
Media
Spring Term
House
Freetime
Future Plans
Bedroom
Invitations
Food & Drink
Summer Term
Town
Food
Healthy Lifestyles
School
Holidays
France Project

 

Key Stage 4 Summary

Being able to speak a foreign language is now an essential life skill whether at work, in education or for leisure purposes. Most employers will look more favourably on job applicants with a foreign language and many universities now request that students have studied a language at GCSE. At KS4 students follow a GCSE course in German and / or French and have five one hour lessons per fortnight. All will take the AQA examination and will be assessed in each of the following skill areas:

LISTENING (20%) Final Examination
READING (20%) Final Examination
SPEAKING (30%) 2 Controlled Spoken Assignments
WRITING (30%) 2 Controlled Written Assignments

 


Curriculum Overview

GERMAN
Year 10
Year 11
Autumn Term
Freetime and The Media
Home and Local Area
Spring Term
Holidays
Health and Lifestyle
Summer Term
School/College and Future Plans

GCSE Examination Preparation


FRENCH
Year 10
Year 11
Autumn Term
School/College and Future Plans
Holidays
Spring Term
Freetime and The Media
Health and Lifestyle
Summer Term
Home and Local Area

GCSE Examination Preparation

Staffing

Mrs Hulse (Head of Art)

Miss Rongier (Teacher of MFL)

Miss Bond (Teacher of MFL)

Miss Baron (Head of Year 11)

Miss Burras (Assistant Headteacher)