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:
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 Overview||Units||Key concepts|
|Term 1||French: Describing yourself||French: Using the correct pronoun, understanding times and 24 hour lock, using time phrases and connectives, translating a passage into English.|
|Term 1||Spanish: Holidays||Spanish: Asking and answering questions, writing a longer text, giving opinions in the past tense.|
|Term 1||Urdu: 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 2||French: Leisure time and festivals||French: Frequency phrases and giving opinions, translating into French, distinguishing between positive and negative opinions, using different phrases to introduce opinions.|
|Term 2||Spanish: School and Family and Socialising||Spanish: Telling the time, distinguishing between present and imperfect, more challenging listening exercises, using three tenses together.|
|Term 2||Urdu: Healthy Lifestyle||Pronunciation, descriptions, extending responses, improvising dialogues.|
|Term 3||French: Town and Countryside||French: Using the present and near future tenses, borrowing and adapting phrases to use in your own writing.|
|Term 3||Spanish: Interests and Influence||Spanish: Using expressions of frequency, listening for clues, agreeing and disagreeing, translation into English.|
|Term 3||Urdu: Holidays||Urdu: 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 Overview||Units||Key concepts|
|Term 1||French: Holidays||French: Knowing when to use ‘tu’ and ‘vous’, listening and reading for tenses and time markers, looking at verb forms and time markers.|
|Term 1||Spanish: 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 1||Urdu: Healthy Lifestyle||Urdu: 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 2||French: School and jobs/future plans||French: Giving opinions, using adjectives and making them agree, listening to see if someone agrees or disagrees, giving opinions in different tenses.|
|Term 2||Spanish: 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 2||Urdu: 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 3||French: Global issues||French: Listening and looking for synonyms, listening for positive and negative opinions, adding details to opinions.|
|Term 3||Spanish: 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 3||Urdu: Exam preparation on reading and listening skills||Urdu:
Listening and reading past papers at least last 6 or 8 years.