SUBJECT OVERVIEW 

The aim of the Modern Foreign Languages department is to create compelling learning experiences in which all students enjoy, make progress and achieve through language learning.  Learning languages contributes to inter-cultural understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfillment.  The ability to understand and communicate in another language is a lifelong skill for education, employment and leisure in this country and throughout the world.  

Ultimately, we want our students to have a love of languages and aim to achieve this by nurturing a linguistic curiosity and a motivation to explore and respect other cultures.  

Students are given the opportunity to study either French or Spanish from year7.  

SCHEMES OF WORK 

At key stage 3 we use the Viva course for Spanish and for French we use Studio both published by Pearson. 

KEY STAGE 3 

French Year 7  

Term 1.1  Module 1 – C’est perso  
Term 1.2  Module 2 – Mon collège 
Term 2.1  Module 3 – Mes passetemps 
Term 2.2  Module 4 – Ma zone 
Term 3.1  Module 5 – 3, 2, 1…Partez! 
Term 3.2  Revision/Assessment/Project work 

Year 7 Spanish  

Term 1.1  Módulo 1 – Mi vida  
Term 1.2  Módulo 2 – Mi tiempo libre 
Term 2.1  Módulo 3 – Mi insti 
Term 2.2  Módulo 4 – Mi familia y mis amigos 
Term 3.1  Módulo 5 – Mi ciudad 
Term 3.2  Revision/Assessment/Project work 

Year 8  French  

Term 1.1  Module 1 – T’es branché(e)? 
Term 1.2  Module 2 – Paris, je t’adore! 
Term 2.1  Module 3 – Mon identité 
Term 2.2  Module 4 – Chez moi, chez toi 
Term 3.1  Module 5 – Quel talent?! 
Term 3.2  Revision/Assessment/Project work 

Year 8 Spanish

Term 1.1  Módulo 1 – Mis vacaciones 
Term 1.2  Módulo 2 – Todo sobre mi vida 
Term 2.1  Módulo 3 – ¡A comer! 
Term 2.2  Módulo 4 – ¿Qué hacemos? 
Term 3.1  Módulo 5 – Operación verano 
Term 3.2  Revision/Assessment/Project work 

Year 9 French  

Term 1.1  Module 1 – Qui suis-je? (Identity and culture) 
Term 1.2  Module 1 – Qui suis-je? (Identity and culture) 

Module 2 – Le temps de loisirs (Identity and culture) 

Term 2.1  Module 2 – Le temps de loisirs (Identity and culture) 
Term 2.2  Module 2 – Le temps de loisirs (Identity and culture) 

Module 3 – Jour ordinaires, jours de fête (Identity and culture) 

Term 3.1  Module 3 – Jour ordinaires, jours de fête (Identity and culture) 
Term 3.2  Module 3 – Jour ordinaires, jours de fête (Identity and culture) 

Revision/Assessment 

Year 9 Spanish  

Term 1.1  Módulo 1 – ¡Desconéctate! (Local, national, international and global áreas of interest) 
Term 1.2  Módulo 1 – ¡Desconéctate! (Local, national, international and global áreas of interest) 
Term 2.1  Módulo 2 – Mi vida en el insti (Current and future study and employment) 
Term 2.2  Módulo 2 –  Mi vida en el insti (Current and future study and employment) 
Term 3.1  Módulo2 – Mi vida en el insti (Current and future study and employment) 
Term 3.2  Módulo 3 – Mi gente (Identity and culture) 

KEY STAGE 4 

In year 10 and 11 students study AQA GCSE French or Spanish.  

Students study all of the following themes on which the assessments are based. 

Theme 1: Identity and culture 

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

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment 

MFL at GCSE  has a Foundation Tier (grades 1–5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4–9).  

For more information on the specifications follow the following link: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse 

You can find more information about the curriculum the school is following by contacting Mr Tudor by email or calling 0151 230 2570.