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In the Department of Modern Foreign Languages we use the Key Stage 3 French course Allez!. Details can be found at the following link: Allez!
In Year 7 most students study French initially in mixed ability groups for four lessons a week and after Christmas the most able 50% of the year group will also start to learn German. These students will have two lessons of each language per week.
The remaining 50% of the year group will continue to study French for four lessons a week during Years 7 and 8. At the end of Year 7, the four top sets will be given the opportunity to opt for one of the following in Year 8:
- To continue studying French and German for two lessons of each language per week
- To revert to just studying French for four lessons per week
- To study German only for four lessons per week.
For more information about the Key Stage 3 course, please contact Miss Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
At Key Stage 4 all students follow the AQA GCSE specification for Modern Languages. Learners are able to study French, German or both languages to GCSE level. Our students study the GCSE course over a three-year period during Years 9, 10 and 11.
For both French and German, we use AQA-approved textbooks and a range of additional materials in order to provide all our students with excellent language learning opportunities.
Student will be assesses in the four traditional skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – at the end of Year 11.
More information can be found on the AQA website
In Key Stage 5 we offer students the opportunity to study French or German A Level. As part of the course, students study a range of aspects of French or German culture (ranging from current social issues and trends such as family life and changes in family structures, to the study of artistic culture as reflected for example, in film, literature, architecture and festivals)
Students study A Level Languages using the AQA specification and a range of additional related online and paper-based resources. In addition, students access a wide range of authentic resources drawn from national newspapers, websites and French or German media as appropriate.
More information on the AQA MFL A Level specification can be found by clicking the link below.