MFL

Welcome to Modern Foreign Languages

At Frederick Bremer we aim to develop a lifelong love of learning within our pupils, promoting understanding and appreciation of the cultures and languages of other countries to ensure that every pupil reaches their maximum potential.

As a department, we are committed to delivering outstanding lessons through a challenging and engaging curriculum that develops students’ linguistic competence, equipping them with the necessary skills to not only achieve in their exams but to succeed in the international market, travel and develop transferable skills.

Syllabus

Students cover a range of topics across KS3 that prepare them well and set the foundations for succeeding at GCSE.

Year 7:
Unit 1 – basics (numbers, name, birthday etc)
Unit 2 – School
Unit 3 – Freetime – sports
Unit 4 – My Family
Unit 5 – Town
Present tense, future tense and opinions

Year 8:
Unit 1 – Holidays
Unit 2 – Celebrations and Festivals
Unit 3 – Freetime – TV, reading and music
Unit 4 – House and Home
Unit 5 – Health
Present, Past and Future tense

Year 9:
Unit 1 – School
Unit 2 – Freetime and Leisure
Unit 3 – Home and local area
Unit 4 – Family and Relationships
Unit 5 – Celebrations

Year 10 and 11:
Unit 1 – Family and Relationships
Unit 2 – Freetime and Leisure
Unit 3 – Celebrations
Unit 4 – Home and Local area
Unit 5 – Holidays
Unit 6 – School and future plans
Unit 7 – World of work
Unit 8 – Environment and World issues

For further details regarding the curriculum please call or email the head of department, Ms Dixon.

Staff List

Ms Dixon – Head of MFL
Ms Magee – Head of KS3 MFL
Ms Padley – MFL Teacher and Assistant Headteacher
Ms Caprioli – MFL Teacher and Head of Year (currently on mat leave)
Mr Rebai – MFL Teacher

Key Information

Exam Board: AQA

Course Structure

KS3– 2 lessons per week
KS4– 3 lessons per week

Pupil grouping

Pupils are in mixed ability groups.

Homework

KS3 – once per week
KS4 – once per week
Homework can be either a vocabulary learning activity, a reading comprehension or written piece.

Assessments

KS3 – pupils have assessments every half term at the end of unit
KS4 – pupils have assessments every half term at end of unit as well as during school formal assessments

Materials used throughout the subject

KS3
French – Dynamo
German – Stimmt
Spanish – Mira

KS4
AQA prescribed text books
Studio – French
Stimmt – German
Viva – Spanish

How can you help your child?

Testing your child on weekly vocabulary.
Encouraging them to complete their homework.
Checking Google Classroom for homework set and catching up lessons.
At KS4 – ensuring they attend interventions.

What careers can this lead to?

Languages are transferable skills used for a range of careers such as:

Travel and tourism
Law and Politics
Business
Teaching
Journalism
Translating and Interpreting

Resources

Pupils may also like to use any of the following websites to help further their knowledge.

Kahoots
Blookets
BBC Bitesize
Duolingo
Memrise