In years 9, 10 and 11 students receive 5 lessons per fortnight, usually with one teacher. We follow the AQA syllabus for MFL, this is split into 3 themes with numerous topics under each theme.
1. Identity and Culture
- Relationships with Family and Friends
- Social Media
- Mobile Technology
- Cinema & TV
- Food and Eating Out
- Customs and Festivals in France & French Speaking Countries
2. Local, national and global areas of interest
- Home, Town, Neighbourhood & Region
- Charity/Voluntary Work
- Healthy/Unhealthy Living
- The Environment
3. Current and future study and employment
- My Studies
- Life at School/College
- Education Post-16
- Jobs, Career Choices and Ambitions
Students will be examined in all 4 skills at the end of the course so in order to prepare students for this, on average, they will be assessed each half term on their reading and listening skills and each term on their speaking and writing skills.
Parental advice - It is vital that students learn vocabulary on a daily basis. We provide our students with a vocabulary booklet which contains all the words set by the examination board. It would help students if parents encouraged daily learning of this. There are numerous sites to help students with their learning and there are many clips on youtube which explain grammar points. We also continue to recommend Quizlet for vocabulary learning. We also recommend the use of Wordreference as an online dictionary.