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Curriculum time:

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Lessons a week

2 French

2 French

1 Spanish

2 French/Spanish

3 French/Spanish

3 French/Spanish

Teaching team:

Teacher

Roles

Contact Email

Miss Chuter

FTL and teacher

kchuter@beaumontleys.leicester.sch.uk

Mrs Meredith

FTL and teacher

smeredith@beaumontleys.leicester.sch.uk

Mrs Kirkham

AFTL and teacher

mkirkham@beaumontleys.leicester.sch.uk

Miss Allden

Teacher

eallden@beaumontleys.leicester.sch.uk

Facilities:

As an innovative faculty we are constantly developing. We create all of our own resources and do not follow a specific text book. This enables us to tailor make resources and differentiate our teaching to meet the needs of individual students. 

We regularly use technology in our lessons (laptops and Ipads) and subscribe to a number on online resources to support students in their learning.

www.linguascope.com

www.atantot-extra.co.uk

www.languagesonline.org.uk

www.kerboodle.com

We also have a FLA (Foreign Language Assistant) who works with small groups of students to work on speaking and to develop their cultural awareness of the country of the language they are studying.

KS3 Curriculum

FRENCH

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Module 1 – Introduction to French, numbers, dates, alphabet, classroom instructions, classroom items and colours.

Module 2 – family, descriptions, personality

 

Module 3 – where you live, your house, rooms in your house, activities, freetime

Module 4 – facilities in town, directions, invitations, food, drink

Module 5 – daily routine, school, school subjects, timetable, after-school activities, opinions

Module 6 – freetime, leisure centre, holidays, musical instruments

Module 1 – descriptions of self and family, jobs, future plans, weather

 

Module 2 – sports and activities, past tense, future plans

 

Module 3 – invitations, clothing, shopping, comparisons

 

Module 4 – food, quantities, likes/dislikes, ordering food, preparing for a party, food tasting

 

Module 5 – countries, holidays, holiday activities, past holidays, future holidays

 

Module 6 – friends, spending and saving money, gadgets, holidays

Module 1 – future plans for after school, university, later in life, importance of learning a language

 

Module 2 –travel, France, culture

 

Module 3 - descriptions, tv, film, reading materials, freetime, studying a French film

 

Module 4 - technology

 

Module 5 -  Cultural module about Haiti, Aids and HIV, healthy eating

 

Module 6 – the environment

SPANISH

Year 8

Year 9

Module 1 – Introduction to Spanish, numbers, dates, alphabet, classroom instructions, classroom items and colours.

Module 2 – family, descriptions, personality

Module 3 – where you live, your house, rooms in your house, activities, freetime

Module 4 – facilities in town, directions, invitations, food, drink

Module 5 – daily routine, school, school subjects, timetable, after-school activities, opinions

Module 6 – freetime, leisure centre, holidays, musical instruments

Module 1 – descriptions, freetime

 Module 2 –future plans, invitations and excuses

 Module 3 - countries, holidays, holiday activities, past holidays, future holidays

 Module 4 - food, quantities, likes/dislikes, ordering food, food tasting

 Module 5 -  Cultural module about Haiti, Aids and HIV, healthy eating

 Module 6 – clothing, shopping, comparisons

KS3 Assessment

Students are assessed once a half term in one of the four skills, reading, writing, listening and speaking.  Students are given timely AFL and preparation lessons and their homework is then to revise for this assessment.

KS4

GCSE French (AQA)

GCSE Spanish (AQA)

List web links to useful documents – specification, past papers, revision sites etc:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658/specification-at-a-glance

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658/subject-content

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658/assessment-resources

www.cpg.org

www.kerboodle.com

www.linguascope.com

www.languagesonline.org.uk

KS4 Assessment

Examinations at end of Y11 (Speaking in the April, the rest May/June)

  • Listening 25% of final grade
  • Speaking 25% of final grade
  • Reading 25% of final grade
  • Writing 25% of final grade

Students will be entered for either Higher or Foundation tier for all 4 skills.

Please follow the link for specific assessment details:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658/specification-at-a-glance

KS4 topics covered

Theme 1: Identity and culture

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

Please click the link below for more specific details:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658/subject-content/themes

MFL Enjoyment and Rewards

Reward systems in MFL

In the MFL department we operate a simple points system to reward positive behaviour.  Points can be awarded points for doing jobs for a teacher, answering questions in class, winning a team game etc…  At the end of each lesson, the top boy and girl receive a BLS good news postcard home and a GSB point. Each term, the top scoring student in each population is awarded a £5 voucher in assembly.

Homework certificates – Every time a student shows evidence of revision for their weekly vocabulary test and achieves the pass mark, their teacher will stamp a square in their MFL passport and make their own record.  When a student has completed 8 homeworks in full and on time, they will receive a pencil, certificate and GSB points. An overall winner from each year group is then pulled from a hat to receive a £5 voucher.

MFL Trips Abroad

We aim to run a trip to either France or Spain every year.  These trips are usually open to our KS4 students and Y8/9 students, meaning most students will get to experience both trips during their time at BLS, should they wish to.  The trips are a very special experience for our students, allowing them to experience the culture of the country of the language they are studying, try out their French or Spanish and increase their confidence and communication skills.

Y10 Teaching Primary School Students

As a department, we are committed to providing opportunities for our students to develop their leadership skills and feel pride in their learning. Last year we took several groups of Y10 students to Wolsey House Primary School to deliver lessons in French and Spanish. This was extremely rewarding and enjoyable for all involved and really increased our students’ confidence and leadership skills. This is something we will continue to do in future years.