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GCSE  Modern Foreign Languages

  • To develop language skills in a variety of contexts
  • Flexible, unitised structure allows students to maximise achievement
  • Choice of contexts and purposes for Writing and Speaking units
  • Opportunities offered by new subject criteria to lessen the stress of assessment in Speaking
  • Building on the KS3 study and preparing students for further study at A-level

Outline Programme of Study for Year 10 and Year 11
Coursework                   30% - 2 pieces under controlled conditions
Listening                       20% - examination at end of Year 11
Reading                        20% - examination at end of Year 11
Speaking                       30% - 2 examinations under controlled conditions

Healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and their consequences, relationships and choices, relationships with family and friends, future plans regarding: marriage/partnership, social issues and equality

Free time activities, shopping, money, fashion and trends, advantages and disadvantages of new technology

Plans, preferences, experiences and what to see and how to get around

Home and Environment
Special occasions celebrated in the home, home, town, neighbourhood and region, where it is and what it is like; current problems facing the planet, being environmentally friendly within the home and local area

Work and Education
What school/college is like, pressures and problems, current and future jobs, looking for and getting a job, advantages and disadvantages of different jobs

Extracurricular opportunities and support

FRENCH CLUB – Mondays, 3-4pm in L2
GERMAN CLUB – Wednesdays, 3-4pm in L3
Trip to Lille on 10th December 2010 – see Mrs Atkins for details
Trip to Europacentre on 16th December 2010 – see Mrs Pinner for details

Under construction

Additional information
AQA exam board: www.aqa.org.uk


  • Mrs S Pinner > MFL Curriculum Leader Leader, Spanish and French teacher
  • Mrs S Ball > French Teacher
  • Mrs E Atkins > French Teacher
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