MFL Key Stage 4

Students can choose one or more of the following subjects new 1-9 GCSE courses: French, Spanish or Urdu (all AQA).

In all languages, students will learn about the following themes and topics:

  • Travel and Tourism, including customs and festivals
  • Education and future career plans
  • Family
  • Technology
  • Hobbies and interests
  • Home town and local neighbourhood

Assessment
The four skills of listening (25%), reading (25%), writing (25%) and speaking (25%) are all assessed by examination at the end of Year 11.

The speaking exam will be taken with your teacher, but is assessed externally by examiners.

Year 10 Curriculum OverviewUnitsKey concepts
Term 1French: Describing yourselfFrench: Using the correct pronoun, understanding times and 24 hour lock, using time phrases and connectives, translating a passage into English.
Term 1Spanish: HolidaysSpanish: Asking and answering questions, writing a longer text, giving opinions in the past tense.
Term 1Urdu: School and Family and Socialising Urdu: Telling the time, distinguishing between present and imperfect, more challenging listening exercises, using three tenses together.

Pronunciation, descriptions, extending responses, improvising dialogues.
Term 2French: Leisure time and festivalsFrench: Frequency phrases and giving opinions, translating into French, distinguishing between positive and negative opinions, using different phrases to introduce opinions.
Term 2Spanish: School and Family and SocialisingSpanish: Telling the time, distinguishing between present and imperfect, more challenging listening exercises, using three tenses together.
Term 2Urdu: Healthy LifestylePronunciation, descriptions, extending responses, improvising dialogues.
Term 3French: Town and CountrysideFrench: Using the present and near future tenses, borrowing and adapting phrases to use in your own writing.
Term 3Spanish: Interests and InfluenceSpanish: Using expressions of frequency, listening for clues, agreeing and disagreeing, translation into English.
Term 3Urdu: HolidaysUrdu: Knowing when to use ‘گا’ and ‘گے’, تھا and تھے listening and reading for tenses and time markers, looking at verb forms and time markers.
Year 11 Curriculum OverviewUnitsKey concepts
Term 1French: HolidaysFrench: Knowing when to use ‘tu’ and ‘vous’, listening and reading for tenses and time markers, looking at verb forms and time markers.
Term 1Spanish: Cities - local, national, international and global areas of interest.Spanish: Asking for and understanding directions, using exclamations, explaining preferences, using antonyms, extending spoken answers.
Term 1Urdu: Healthy LifestyleUrdu: Giving opinions, using adjectives and making them agree, listening to see if someone agrees or disagrees, giving opinions in different tenses explaining their eating routines.
Term 2French: School and jobs/future plansFrench: Giving opinions, using adjectives and making them agree, listening to see if someone agrees or disagrees, giving opinions in different tenses.
Term 2Spanish: Customs - local, national, international and global areas of interest.Spanish: Talking about daily routine, asking for help at the pharmacy, and inferring meaning in literary texts.
Term 2Urdu: School, jobs and future plans about yourself Urdu: Listening and reading past papers, understanding the meanings of giving opinions, using adjectives and making them agree, listening to see if someone agrees or disagrees, giving opinions in different tenses.
Term 3French: Global issuesFrench: Listening and looking for synonyms, listening for positive and negative opinions, adding details to opinions.
Term 3Spanish: Current and future study and jobs.Spanish: Discussing job preferences, understanding words with more than one meaning, extending answers when speaking, writing a formal letter.
Term 3Urdu: Exam preparation on reading and listening skillsUrdu:
Listening and reading past papers at least last 6 or 8 years.