Modern Languages

     

    At KS3, the MFL department of Camden School for Girls follows the National Curriculum programme of study. In the first half-term of year 7 all pupils study French and Spanish. The over-arching aim of MFL at Key Stage 3 is to instil in pupils an awareness and appreciation of foreign language and culture, whilst at the same time giving them a solid base in terms of the grammar and pronunciation of a language.

    In the first half term of Year 7, all pupils study Spanish for two periods a week and French for another two periods. At the end of October pupils express a preference for the language which they will then take through to Year 11. Pupils are strongly advised to purchase a small bilingual dictionary after Christmas. 

    Formal and informal assessments are carried out regularly in all four skills, along National Curriculum guidelines. In both French and Spanish pupils develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as they visit each of the topics below. They are encouraged to use the target language at all times in the classroom and will frequently be asked to use French or Spanish for creative or imaginative purposes.

     

    At KS4 we follow AQA syllabus. Assessment for GCSE:

    • All 4 skills are tested. Pupils are entered for either Foundation (G-C) or Higher (D-A*) in listening and reading examination.
    • Speaking and writing tasks are un-tiered and differentiation will be by outcome.
    • For speaking, students will complete two controlled assessment tasks. Both tasks will be in the form of a dialogue that will be recorded.
    • For writing, students will complete two controlled tasks.

    Skill weighting:

    Listening = 20%
    Reading = 20%
    Speaking = 30%
    Writing = 30%

     

    Curriculum Information:
    Years 7-9
    Years 10-11

    French Links and Teaching Resources
    Spanish Links and Teaching Resources