Shenfield High School

Modern Foreign Languages

Philosophy and Aims

The learning of a language helps to prepare pupils for a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are often carried out in a language other than English. Despite the advent of Brexit, trends in international commerce and globalisation means that pupils need to be equipped with the skills needed by industry in the international workplace.  We aim to develop pupils’ confidence and competence in language learning as well as to exploit cultural links and opportunities. Once the skills of language acquisition are mastered in one modern foreign language, the same skills are transferable to other languages.

In Year 7 and 8 all pupils are taught Spanish. Although some students may have learned other languages in their primary schools, we build on previous language learning by drawing from their previous experiences. Students study a variety of topics to give them a solid understanding of the language. Most pupils achieve at least GCSE Grade 2 by the end of Y7 and many go beyond.

Students continue with learning Spanish until the end of Year 9 and begin an accelerated course in French alongside this. By the end of Year 9 students will be equipped to take their studies in Spanish and/or French further into KS4 to gain a GCSE in these subjects, should they wish to choose these options. Those students who have achieved a GCSE Grade 4 or higher in Spanish and/or French by the end of Year 9 will be encouraged to take these languages at GCSE.

Students currently in Years 10 and 11 have chosen to continue their language studies in either GCSE German or GCSE Spanish, dependent upon their prior language study at KS3. Students can also take their Spanish studies a stage further by opting to do Spanish A Level. 

TERM

Year 7 - Spanish

Year 8 - Spanish

Year 9 - Spanish

Year 9 - French

Year 10 – German

Year 10 – Spanish

Autumn 1

 

 

Unit 1 - ¡Vamos!

Meeting new people and introducing yourself

Baseline Assessment

Unit 1 - La gente

Talking about daily life

 End of unit assessment 

Unit 1 – ¡Desconéctate!

Discussing holidays and weather

 End of unit assessment 

Unit 1 - La famille et la maison

Describing yourself, your family and your home

 End of unit assessment 

Unit 1 – Auf die Schule!

 Talking about school life

 End of unit assessment 

Unit 1 – ¡Desconéctate!

 Discussing holidays and weather

End of unit assessment 

Autumn 2

 

 

Unit 2 - En el instituto

Talking about school subjects and the school day

 End of unit assessment

Unit 2 - ¿Vamos a salir?

Going out and about around town

 End of unit assessment 

Unit 2 – Mi vida en el insti

 Talking about school life

 End of unit assessment

Unit 2 - L’école et le travail

Talking about school life and jobs

End of unit assessment

Unit 7 – Rund um die Arbeit

 Talking about work and future plans

 End of unit assessment 

Unit 2 – Mi vida en el insti

 Talking about school life

 End of unit assessment 

Spring 1

 

Unit 3 - Mi familia

Describing your family, pets and friends

 End of unit assessment

 Unit 3 - Mis vacaciones

Describing travel and holidays

 End of unit assessment 

Unit 3 – Mi gente

 Talking about social time, friends and family

 End of unit assessment 

Unit 3 - En ville

Describing the area where you live and what you can do there

 End of unit assessment 

Unit 5 – Ich liebe Wien

 Describing a visit to a new city

 YR10 MFL Speaking 

Unit 3 – Mi gente

 Talking about social time, friends and family.

 YR10 MFL Speaking 

Spring 2

 

 

 

Unit 4 - En casa

Describing your house

End of unit assessment

Unit 4 - La comida

Talking about food and drink

 End of unit assessment

Unit 4 – Intereses y influencias

 Talking about free time activities and hobbies.

 End of unit assessment

Unit 4 - Les passe-temps

 Talking about free time activities and hobbies

 End of unit assessment

Unit 6 – Im Urlaub und zu Hause

 Describing travel and holidays

 End of unit assessment

Unit 4 – Intereses y influencias

Talking about free time activities and hobbies.

 End of unit assessment

Summer 1   

Unit 5 - El tiempo libre

Talking about free time activities and hobbies

 End of unit assessment

Unit 5 - La ropa

Talking about clothes and fashion

 End of unit assessment

Unit 5 - Ciudades

 Describing where you live, and what you can do there.

 End of unit assessment

Unit 5 - Les vacances

 Describing travel and holidays

End of unit assessment

Unit 2 – Zeit für Freizeit

 Talking about free time activities and hobbies

 YR10 MFL Mock Exams 

Unit 5 - Ciudades

 Describing where you live, and what you can do there.

 YR10 MFL Mock Exams 

Summer 2

 

 

 

Unit 6 - En la ciudad

 Describing the area where you live and what you can do there

End of unit assessment

Unit 6 - Barcelona!

 Describing a visit to a new city 

End of unit assessment 

Unit 6 – ¡A comer!

Talking about food and healthy lifestyle

 End of unit assessment 

Unit 6 - Le corps

 Talking about healthy lifestyle

 End of unit assessment 

Unit 3 – Menschliche Beziehungen

Talking about family life and personal relationships

 End of unit assessment 

Unit 6 – ¡A comer!

 Talking about food and healthy lifestyle

 End of unit assessment 

 

TERM

Year 11 – German

Year 11 – Spanish

Year 12 - Spanish

Autumn 1

 

 

 

 

Unit 8 – Eine wunderbare Welt

 Talking about international festivals, worldwide events and the environment

End of unit assessment

Unit 8 – Hacia un mundo mejor

 Talking about international festivals, worldwide events and the environment.

End of unit assessment

 

Theme 1/Theme 2

Theme 1: The evolution of Spanish society

Theme 2: Music, media and festivals

End of unit assessment 

Autumn 2

 

  

Preparation for Year 11 Mocks

Revision of topics

Exam technique and study skills for Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

 YR11 MFL Mock Exams

Preparation for Year 11 Mocks

Revision of topics

Exam technique and study skills for Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

 YR11 MFL Mock Exams

Literary Text 1/Theme 2

Literary Text: La casa de los espiritus

Theme 2: Music, media and festivals.

End of unit assessment 

Spring 1

 

 

 

 

Unit 3 – Menschliche Beziehungen

 Talking about family life and personal relationships

End of unit assessment

 

Recap of Units 1-3

Topic-based revision of Year 10 units, incorporating exam technique

End of unit assessment

 

Literary Text 1/Theme 1

Literary Text: La casa de los espiritus

Theme 1: The evolution of Spanish society

 End of unit assessment 

Spring 2

 

 

 

 

Recap of Units 1, 7 & 2

Topic-based revision of Year 10 units, incorporating exam technique

End of unit assessment

 

Recap of Units 4-6

Topic-based revision of Year 10 units, incorporating exam technique.

End of unit assessment

 

Theme 2/Theme 1

Theme 2: Music, media and festivals

Theme 1: The evolution of Spanish society

End of unit assessment 

Summer 1

 

 

 

 

Recap of Units 4-6

Topic-based revision of Year 10 units, incorporating exam technique

 

End of unit assessment

 

Recap of Units 4-6

Topic-based revision of Year 10 units, incorporating exam technique.

 

End of unit assessment

 

Preparation for Internal Exams

 Revision of all topics

Exam technique and study skills for Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

End of unit assessment/YR12 MFL Mock Exams

Summer 2

 

 

Preparation for Final Exams

Revision of topics

Exam technique and study skills for Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

 

Practice exam papers

 

Preparation for Final Exams

Revision of topics

Exam technique and study skills for Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

 

Practice exam papers

 

Introduction to Independent Research Project

Conducting, organising and using research

Planning, project management and time management

Collecting data and evidence

 NOTE: YR12 Work experience – FINAL 2 weeks of term 

 

GCSE Syllabus:

Edexcel GCSE Spanish (2016)

Edexcel GCSE German (2016)

Edexcel GCSE French (2016)

GCE Syllabus:

Edexcel A Level Spanish (2016)

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