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Modern Foreign Languages

Why do we study Modern Foreign Languages?

Learning a foreign language provides freedom from insularity and at Mangotsfield School, our dedicated and passionate team of MFL teachers aim to foster students’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the global community through our broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum. Students will develop a love of learning through our engaging lessons where they are encouraged to take risks and embrace the challenge of learning a new language. The department also provides opportunities for cultural exploration, enabling the students to step beyond the familiar boundaries and develop a new found respect for the wider world.

Meet the team

  • Mrs Makepeace - Head of MFL

  • Miss Ashford - Teacher of German & French

  • Mr Deplechin - Teacher of French & German 

  • Ms Higgins - Teacher of German & French

  • Mrs Buick - Teacher of French & German

  • Mrs McBride - Teacher of German & French

KS3 Programme of Study

Year 7

Term 1: Family & Friends

Term 2: School

Term 3: Sports & Hobbies

Term 4: House & Home

Term 5: Food & Drink

Term 6: Mastery term

 

Year 8

Term 1: Holidays

Term 2: Town

Term 3: Health

Term 4: Celebrations & Festivals

Term 5: Environment

Term 6: Mastery term

 

Year 9

Term 1: School

Term 2: Family & Friends

Term 3: House & Home

Term 4: Healthy Living

Term 5: Free Time & Hobbies

Term 6: Holidays

Course: AQA French & AQA German

100% Final Examination in Year 11: 25% Reading, 25% Listening, 25% Speaking, 25% Writing

GCSE Programme of Study

Year 10

Term 1: School

Term 2: Family & Friends

Term 3: Town

Term 4: Jobs

Term 5: Free Time & Hobbies

Term 6: Holidays

 

Year 11

Term 1: Jobs & Future Plans

Term 2: Healthy Living

Term 3: Environment

Term 4: Exam Preparation (Speaking)

Term 5: Exam Preparation (Reading, Listening & Writing)

Resources

Vocabulary Revision

www.quizlet.com

www.memrise.com

www.duolingo.com

 

Pronunciation Practice

Fluency Tutor

 

Revision Guides

Revise AQA GCSE French Revision Guide (Pearson)

Revise AQA GCSE French Revision Workbook (Pearson)

Revise AQA GCSE German Revision Guide (Pearson)

Revise AQA GCSE German Revision Workbook (Pearson)

 

Text Books

Stimmt  AQA German GCSE

Studio AQA French GCSE

Homework

Homework at KS3 might include vocabulary revision and cultural projects to further deepen the students’ understanding of the topics being covered in lessons.

Homework at KS4 might include vocabulary revision and preparation for exams (e.g. past paper questions, speaking answer preparation, writing texts in the target language etc.)

Enrichment Opportunities

We try to organise a trip to Germany/ France each year as part of the enrichment opportunities offered in Modern Foreign Languages.