Glossopdale School

 

-Modern Languages

 

French

Curriculum Content: FRENCH

Aims and ambitions:

  • To develop students’ skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in French.
  • To develop their confidence to improve their spontaneity and fluency to communicate for a variety of practical purposes relevant to a student of this age. 
  • Develop an awareness of the phonics of French to aid pronunciation.
  • Develop an awareness of the culture in French Speaking Countries
  • Develop a positive attitude towards learning foreign languages.
  • Identify grammatical patterns in French
  • Redraft writing to improve content and accuracy
  • Use knowledge of English when learning French.
  • Use language creativity and imaginatively to express feelings and thoughts.
  • Give extended sentences illustrating opinions.
  • Use high order language structures to develop written and spoken work

 

Year group

Topics include

By the end of the year, students should be able to:

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  • Transition units of work encompassing:-
  • Greeting people, talking about themselves, their family and pets.
  • Numbers, colours, days of the week, months of the year.
  • Describing their schoolbag and classroom.
  • Describing their likes and dislikes.
  • Saying where they live and their nationality.
  • Describing the weather
  • Describing their personality and others.
  • School
  • Hobbies
  • Where they live 

Assessment:

Students will be assessed by GCSE-style writing, translation and photo card tasks each term.

 

  • Use phonics to help pronounce French words
  • Use a range of linguistic structures i.e. connectives, time phrases, intensifiers, openers, adjectives.
  • Students will become familiar with common verbs.
  • Understand and use the 1st and 3rd person to describe yourself and others.
  • Give opinions on a range of topics
  • Use the present, and simple future tenses successfully

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  • Holidays
  • Free time activities - TV, reading, the internet and saying what you do in different weathers.
  • Paris
  • My identity
  • House and Home
  • Talent and ambition

Assessment:

Students will be assessed by GCSE-style writing, translation and photo card tasks each term.

 

  • Develop the use of a range of linguistic structures i.e. connectives, time phrases, intensifiers, openers, adjectives.
  • Understand and use the 1st and 3rd person.
  • Give opinions on a range of topics
  • Use the present, past, simple future tenses and the conditional with ‘je voudrais’ successfully.

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Set 1 and 2

 

  • Friends and Family
  • A future outing and a day out in the past. Leisure activities.
  • Describing their daily routine
  • Shopping for clothes and food
  • Festivals and Traditions
  • Talking about where they live

 

Set 3 and 4

  • My life as a teenager
  • Healthy living
  • Holidays
  • French culture and traditions
  • French Speaking countries

Assessment:

Students will be assessed by GCSE-style writing, translation and photo card tasks each term.

 

 

  • Consolidate Key Stage 3 work and begin the AQA GCSE course content to prepare for Year 10
  • Use three tenses (present, past, future) in both written and spoken form.
  • Some students will extend this to use five tenses if working at Higher level.
  • Extend further the use of a range of linguistic structures i.e. connectives, time phrases, intensifiers, openers, adjectives.
  • Understand and use the 1st , 2nd and 3rd person singular and plural.

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Theme 1: Identity and culture

  • Topic 1: Me, my family and friends

• Relationships with family and friends

• Marriage/partnership

  • Topic 2: Technology in everyday life

• Social media

• Mobile technology

  • Topic 3: Free-time activities

• Music

• Cinema and TV

• Food and eating out

• Sport

  • Topic 4: Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/communities

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest.

  • Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region
  • Topic 4: Travel and tourism

 

Assessment:

Students will be assessed by GCSE-style writing, translation and photo card tasks each term.

There will be mock exams in April/May using GCSE-exam papers.

 

  • Use three tenses ( present, past, the near future) in both written and spoken form.
  • Some students will extend this to use five tenses if working at Higher level to include the conditional and simple future.
  • At Higher level the subjunctive will be incorporated to extend the level of complexity.
  • Extend further the use of a range of linguistic structures i.e. connectives, time phrases, intensifiers, openers, adjectives.
  • Understand and use the 1st , 2nd and 3rd person singular and plural.
  • Use and understand a range of complex structures to give opinions.
  • Understand and acquire the skills and techniques required to perform well at examination level.

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Theme 3: Current and future study and employment.

  • Topic 1: My studies
  • Topic 2: Life at school/college
  • Topic 3: Education post-16
  • Topic 4: Jobs, career choices and ambitions

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest.

  • Topic 2: Social issues

• Charity/voluntary work

• Healthy/unhealthy living

  • Topic 3: Global issues

• The environment

• Poverty/homelessness

 

  • Revision of key grammar and topics
  • Revision and past paper practice
  • Preparation for speaking test.

 

Assessment:

Students will be assessed by GCSE-style writing, translation and photo card tasks each term.

There will be mock exams in December and March using GCSE-exam papers. The final examinations are in May and June.

  • Use three tenses ( present, past, future) in both written and spoken form.
  • Some students will extend this to use five tenses if working at Higher level to include the conditional and simple future.
  • At Higher level the subjunctive will be incorporated to extend the level of complexity.
  • Extend further the use of a range of linguistic structures i.e. connectives, time phrases, intensifiers, openers, adjectives.
  • Understand and use the 1st , 2nd and 3rd person singular and plural.
  • Use and understand a range of complex structures to give opinions.
  • Understand and acquire the skills and techniques required to perform well at examination level.

 

GCSE Key Information

Qualification

GCSE French

Exam board

AQA

Website link

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658

Exam structure and content

We follow the two year linear GCSE AQA French course.

Students are tested on four skill areas:

 

Paper 1 – Listening – 25%

Section A – questions in English, to be answered in English or non-verbally

Section B – questions in French, to be answered in French or non-verbally

 

Paper 2 Speaking – 25%

7–9 minutes (Foundation Tier) + preparation time

10–12 minutes (Higher Tier) + preparation time

 

Paper 3 Reading (with translation into English)– 25%

 

Paper 4 Writing (with Translation into French) -25%

 

All skills are tested at the end of Year 11 in a final examination.

Students can be entered for either Foundation or Higher Level.

 

Recommended revision guide

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary-books/gcse/languages/french/far44-gcse-french-aqa-revision-guide-for-the-g

Exam dates Summer 2020

12th May 2020 - Listening and Reading   

18th May 2020 – Writing

Speaking test will be completed and submitted by the 18th May.

Extra-curricular opportunities in

 

Paris Visit every two years

Accessing AQA website to aid preparation for GCSE, using past papers.

Access www.memrise.com      www.quizlet.com   to extend knowledge of key topic vocabulary.

Listening to recommended music and films.

 

 

 German

Curriculum Content:

  • Aims and ambitions:
  • Identify grammatical patterns in German
  • Redraft writing to improve content and accuracy
  • Use knowledge of English when learning German
  • Use language creativity and imaginatively to express feelings and thoughts
  • Develop an awareness of the culture in German Speaking Countries
  • Give extended sentences illustrating opinions
  • Use high order language structures to develop written and spoken work

 

Year group

Topics include

By the end of the year, students should be able to:

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  • Introducing yourself and describing others
  • School
  • Free time
  • Relationships
  • My home
  • Holidays

Assessment:

Students will be assessed by GCSE-style writing, translation and photo card tasks each term.

 

  • Have a good understanding of German word order
  • Use a range of linguistic structures to add complexity
  • Understand and use the 1st and 3rd person to describe yourself and others
  • Give opinions on a range of topics
  • Use the past and future tenses successfully

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Theme 1: Identity and culture

  • Topic 1: Me, my family and friends
  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Marriage/partnership
  • Topic 3: Free-time activities
  • Music
  • Cinema and TV
  • Food and eating out
  • Sport
  •  
  • Topic 4: Customs and festivals in German-speaking countries/communities
  • Celebrations and festivals
  •  

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest.

  • Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region
  • Describing your house and home
  • A typical day
  • Social media and technology
  • Topic 4: Travel and tourism
  • Transport
  • Making a hotel booking
  • Ordering food at a restaurant

 Theme 3: Current and future study and employment.

  • Topic 1: My studies
  • Topic 2: Life at school/college

 

Assessment:

Students will be assessed by GCSE-style writing, translation and photo card tasks each term.

There will be a mock exam in April/May using GCSE exam papers.

  • Use complex linguistic structures to describe their opinions on each topic
  • Understand the case system
  • Use a range of verbs, such as separable and modal, to increase complexity
  • Understand and use a range of tenses, especially the perfect, imperfect, pluperfect, future and conditional tenses
  • At Higher level the subjunctive will be incorporated to extend the level of complexity.
  • Extend further the use of a range of linguistic structures i.e. connectives, time phrases, intensifiers, openers, adjectives.
  • Understand and acquire the skills and techniques required to perform well at examination level

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Theme 3: Current and future study and employment.

  • Topic 3: Education post-16
  • Topic 4: Jobs, career choices and ambitions

 

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest.

  • Topic 4: Travel and tourism
  • Topic 8: Global issues
  • Poverty/homelessness
  • The environment

 

  • Revision of key grammar and topics
  • Revision and past paper practice
  • Preparation for speaking test.

 

Assessment:

Students will be assessed by GCSE-style writing, translation and photo card tasks each term.

There will be mock exams in December and March using GCSE-exam papers. The final examinations are in May and June.

  • Apply prior knowledge to examination questions
  • Use the passive tense
  • Reflect on prior learning to improve answers in all exam papers

 

 

GCSE Key Information

Qualification

GCSE German

Exam board

AQA

Website link

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/german-8668

Exam structure and content

We follow the two-year linear AQA German course.

Students are tested on four skill areas:

 

Paper 1 – Listening – 25%

Section A – questions in English, to be answered in English or non-verbally

Section B – questions in German, to be answered in German or non-verbally

 

Paper 2 Speaking – 25%

7–9 minutes (Foundation Tier) + preparation time

10–12 minutes (Higher Tier) + preparation time

 

Paper 3 Reading (with translation into English)– 25%

 

Paper 4 Writing (with Translation into German) -25%

 

All skills are tested at the end of Year 11 in a final examination.

Students can be entered for either Foundation or Higher Level.

 

 

Recommended revision guide

Title/Publisher: GCSE German AQA Revision Guide - for the Grade 9-1 Course

Paperback – 22 Nov 2016

ISBN Number: 978-1782945529

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary-books/gcse/languages/german/dar41-gcse-german-aqa-revision-guide-for-the-g

Extra-curricular opportunities in

 

Berlin Visit every two years

Accessing websites to aid preparation for GCSE

Access www.memrise.com      www.quizlet.com   to extend knowledge of key topic vocabulary.

Listening to recommended music and watching films.