Modern Foreign Languages
In KS3, all students study either French or Spanish. You will learn phrases, vocabulary and grammar to understand and communicate on a wide variety of conversational topics.
Being able to communicate effectively with those around you is one of the most important skills for life. Communication is both getting your ideas across clearly and listening carefully to others.
Learning a foreign language will help develop your listening skills and build your self-confidence to communicate with others.
|Basic vocabulary, numbers and adjective
|Families, jobs present tense verbs
|French Culture and Leisure
|Free Time, Past tense avoir and etre
|Home and Region
|Going out – modal verbs
|Health and fitness
|In town , directions and navigation.
|Food, Drink and Festivals
|The imperfect tense in different French settings
|School and Daily Routine
|Sports and hobbies
|Working life in France and rights
|Core text 7.1
Classroom Introduction and basic vocabulary
|Core text 8.1
Where you live, what there is to do, description of town
Core text 9.1
|Core text 7.2
|Core text 8.2
Rooms, Furniture, positions, activities at home
Core text 9.2
|Core text 7.3
Animals, colours, places
|Core text 8.3
Sports, free time, time expressions, opinions, weather
Core text 9.3
|Core text 7.4
School subjects, opinions, time
|Core text 8.4
Nationalities, drinks, fruit, souvenirs, holiday activities
Core text 9.4
|Core text 7.5
Transport, daily routine at school, food in canteen
|Core text 8.5
Role play scenarios – café and tourist office. Directions. More places in town.
Core text 9.5
|Core text 7.6 (Review)
|Core text 8.6 (Review)
Review of Year 7 and Year 8
|Review of KS3
Spanish Evaluación Vocabulary Lists and Memrise
Evaluación vocabulary lists
Memrise Autumn Term
Memrise Spring Term
Memrise Summer Term
Where do these subjects lead me?
KS4 Modern Foreign Languages
In Years 10-11 you will continue to study your current language, French or Spanish, at GCSE.
If you wish to study two foreign languages you can choose between
You may wish to be considered eligible to study an additional GCSE in Japanese.
Studying a European or other foreign language will be of great value when it comes to your employability, or if you think you would like to live and work abroad.
Foreign languages are one of the 'facilitating subjects', highly regarded by many universities and helpful in all career areas.
It is particularly useful in international aid, the Armed Forces, the security services, politics, law, business and working as an interpreter or translator.
You can watch a great series of videos of young people who are working in jobs that use foreign languages on the BBC Bitesize website.
For example careers leading from this subject click here.
For advice on apprenticeship courses, click here.