Year 7 and 8
Assessment and reporting
Key stage 3 students will have one piece of homework a week which is varied in skills and caters for the individual needs of the students.
GCSE French/Spanish. Practical information for parents
As a department we wanted to share some information about the courses, as there are a number of things that parents can do to support their children at home. I have outlined the framework of the courses below. The tasks and timeline are similar whatever language is being studied.
Year 11 exam
As a department we cannot stress enough how important the preparation for exams is to ensure that students get the best grades they can. Parents can help by making sure that their child has completed all their tasks and listening to them as they practise speaking.
One of the most important tasks that pupils have to do is to develop a wide range of vocabulary so they will have vocabulary to learn every week, unless they are preparing for exams or assessment. Parents can help by testing vocabulary so that learning vocabulary becomes a regular part of pupil’s homework routine.
September 2016 Changes
Nationally the changes to the specifications we use in MFL will come into effect.
This means that the current Yr9 are working towards 100% examinations.
Each of the exam skills will have the following weighting.
If you require any further information, please contact Mrs Timmins.
Head of Modern Foreign Languages Department and teacher of French and Spanish: Mrs Timmins
Teacher of French and Spanish: Mrs Timmins
The Department expects pupils to:
At GCSE pupils should be spending at least 45 minutes per week on their language homework. Success at GCSE is very much dependant on commitment and a mature approach to study.
|We offer A level French and Spanish|
http://www.tv5monde.com/- FRENCH TV channel
http://www.rtve.es/- Spanish TV and Radio
http://maryglasgowplus.com/- French and Spanish Magazines for students studying French and Spanish. We also have a subscription to these paper copy magazines, students can ask for a code from their teacher in order to access audio files.
https://www.duolingo.com/- This is a website your child can sign up to which assesses their level and records their progress. This is available as an app for your child’s smartphone.
For KS3 and KS4 your child can sign up to a website called www.duolingo.com which assesses their level and records their progress. This is available as an app for your child’s smartphone.
www.memrise.com is a site where pupils can select the GCSE course they are taking and revise vocabulary and grammar. This requires them to sign up themselves.
www.quizlet.com is another free site that practises vocabulary with flashcards, aids listening skills and consolidates knowledge with games. It also records progress on the pupil’s profile.
Scheme of Work
Promoting language skills and cultural awareness.