Modern Foreign Languages

At Clayton Hall Academy, the International Studies Faculty has been established to serve the needs of the community by nurturing a multi-lingual, multi-literate and multi-cultural experience, preparing students to be thoughtful, engaged and educated citizens of a globally aware society. 

 

This is underpinned by Gold Standard Quality First Teaching meaning high quality inclusive teaching, together with our continuous whole school processes for assessing, planning, implementing, tracking, monitoring and reviewing student’s progress, we specifically pledge to develop: 

  • Student autonomy 
  • Actively involved and engaged learning 
  • Cultural enrichment and awareness 
  • Communication capabilities and 
  • Skills specific to the study of International Studies 

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Gold Standard Teaching and Learning across the Faculty 

  • Effective seating plans to be available, highlighting students who are PP, SEN and G&T  
  • Assessment maps, interweaved with PLC’s, to be integral in developing a students’ autonomy and understanding of their own progression and target setting  
  • Target Language to be used by the teacher and students (key focus for 2019 – 2020), so that the students are immersed in the world of the language (as they would be abroad), thus maximising the potential for retention and retrieval.  
  • Regular use of subject specific terminology (supporting Tier 3 Language Skills) to be used by the teacher and students, across both Key Stages, , so that the students retention skills are developed, supporting the higher grades at GCSE Level.  This is a key focus for 2019 – 2020.  
  • A range of skills – Listening, speaking, reading and writing with as much use of conversational exercises as possible to increase the confidence of students in the target language which then opens up the learning for the grammatical side of things  
  • Appropriate differentiation  
  • Stretch and challenge through questioning, modelling (both student and teacher) and via the variety of tasks set  
  • Assessment for learning  
  • Effective use of summative data to inform short, medium and longterm planning  
  • DIRT  
  • Pair work, group work and independent work  

 

Long Term Assessment Plan – Key Stage 3 

Year 7 

When  What we are Assessing 

e.g. Topics/ Skills etc  

How we are Assessing 

e.g. Extended writing, Project, exam etc  

Autumn 1  Reading and writing  

C’est perso – describing self and others  

Meine Welt und ich – describing self and others  

Mi Vida – describing self and others  

Baseline teacher assessment 
Autumn 2  Speaking and listening  

Mon college – talking about school life  

Familie und Tiere – discussing family  

Mi tiempo libre – talking about freetime 

In class test  

 

Spring 1  Mes passetemps – talking about freetime 

Freizeit – talking about freetime 

Mi insti – talking about school life 

No formal assessment  
Spring 2  Reading and writing  

Ma zone – describing your town  

Schule ist klasse – talking about school life  

Mi familia y mis amigos – discussing family and friends  

In class test  

 

Summer 1  3,2,1 Partez! – discussing holidays  

Gute Reise – discussing holidays  

Mi ciudad – describing home town 

No formal assessment 

 

Summer 2  Studio découverte – discussing art and literature  

Gute Reise – discussing holidays  

Mi ciudad – describing home town  

Speaking in class test 

 

 

Year 8 

When  What we are Assessing 

e.g. Topics/ Skills etc  

How we are Assessing 

e.g. Extended writing, Project, exam etc  

Autumn 1  T’es branché – discussing hobbies  

Ich liebe Ferien – discussing holidays  

Mis vacaciones – my holidays  

No formal assessment 

 

Autumn 2  Reading and writing  

Paris, je t’adore! – describing a visit  

Bist du ein Medienfan? – discussing media 

Todo sobre mi vida – discussing freetime 

 

In class test  

 

Spring 1  Mon identité – talking about myself  

Bleib gesund – discussing healthy lifestyle  

iA comer – discussing food  

No formal assessment  
Spring 2   Chez moi, chez toi – describing my home  

Klassenreisen machen Spass – discussing trips and celebrations  

Qué Hacemos – going out  

 

No formal assessment 

 

Summer 1  Listening and speaking 

Quel talent! – talking about talents and ambitions  

Wir gehen aus – going out  

Operación verano – planning holidays  

In class test  

 

Summer 2  Studio découverte – discussing French history and Geography  

Wir gehen aus – going out  

Operación verano – planning holidays  

No formal assessment  

 

Long Term Assessment Plan – Key Stage 4 

Year 9 

When  What we are Assessing 

e.g. Topics/ Skills etc  

How we are Assessing 

e.g. Extended writing, Project, exam etc  

Autumn 1  Qui suis je? – identity and culture  

Auf in die Schule – current and future study and employment  

Desconéctate! – Local, national, international and global areas of interest  

No formal assessment 
Autumn 2  Reading and writing 

Qui suis je? – identity and culture  

Auf in die Schule – current and future study and employment  

Desconéctate! – Local, national, international and global areas of interest  

In class test  
Spring 1  Le temps des loisirs – identity and culture  

Zeit für Freizeit – identity and culture  

Mi vida en el isti – current and future study and employment  

No formal assessment  
Spring 2  Listening, reading and writing 

Le temps des loisirs – identity and culture  

Zeit für Freizeit – identity and culture  

Mi vida en el isti – current and future study and employment  

Year 9 PPE – Formal examination  
Summer 1  Jours ordinaires, jours de fête – identity and culture  

Menschliche Beziehungen – identity and culture  

Mi gente – identity and culture  

No formal assessment 
Summer 2  Year 9 Speaking  In class test 

 

Year 10 

When  What we are Assessing 

e.g. Topics/ Skills etc  

How we are Assessing 

e.g. Extended writing, Project, exam etc  

Autumn 1  De la ville à la campagne – Local, national, international and global areas of interest 

Willkommen bei mir – Local, national, international and global areas of interest/ identity and culture  

Intereses e influencias – identity and culture  

No formal assessment 
Autumn 2  Listenng, reading and writing  

De la ville à la campagne – Local, national, international and global areas of interest  

Willkommen bei mir – Local, national, international and global areas of interest/ identity and culture  

Intereses e influencias – identity and culture  

 

In class test  
Spring 1  PPE1 Listening, reading and writing/all topics   Formal examination  
Spring 2  Le grand large – Local, national, international and global areas of interest  

Ich liebe Wien – Local, national, international and global areas of interest  

Ciudades – Local, national, international and global areas of interest  

No formal assessment 
Summer 1  Au college – current and future study and employment/ Local, national, international and global areas of interest  

Im Urlaub und zu Hause – Local, national, international and global areas of interest  

De costumbre – identity and culture  

No formal assessment 
Summer 2  PPE2 All skills/topics   Formal examination  

 

Year 11 

When  What we are Assessing 

e.g. Topics/ Skills etc  

How we are Assessing 

e.g. Extended writing, Project, exam etc  

Autumn 1  Bon travail – current and future study and employment  

Rund um die Arbeit – current and future study and employment  

currar! – current and future study and employment  

 

 

No formal assessment  
Autumn 2  PPE1 All skills   Formal GCSE examination  
Spring 1  Un oeil sur le monde – Local, national, international and global areas of interest  

Eine wunderbare Welt – Local, national, international and global areas of interest  

Hacia un mundo major – Local, national, international and global areas of interest  

No formal assessment  
Spring 2  PPE2 All skills   Formal GCSE examination  
Summer 1  GCSE speaking examinations   External examination 

 

 Key Stage 4 Examination Overview 

Exam Board DetailsAQA GCSE MFL 

The course is divided into four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Students will take a final examination in all 4 skills. This will take place at the end of the course in Year 11.  Each examination is worth 25% of the total grade.   

 

What resources could I buy or borrow that will help my child? 

https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/secondary/Revision/revise-gcse-revision.aspx 

 

Get any Revision Guide and workbook for the schools’ price of £2.70* (RRP £5.99) 

These books can also be purchased from Amazon bufor a higher price. 

 

What are the key websites or Apps that my child could use? 

www.pearsonactivelearn.com – your child will be issued a user name and password by their class teacher 

www.memrise.com 

www.quizlet.com 

  

What can I do to encourage my child to take further interest in MFL? 

Foreign language film and music is a great way way to engage your child and stimulate their cultural interest 

For film and TV, there are many titles available on both Netflix and Amazon Prime. 

Alternatively, www.youtube.co.uk has much to offer. Please ask your child’s teacher for recommendations. 

www.lyricstraining.com is a good way to introduce your child to a wide range of genres of foreign language music. 

 

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