Manor Academy

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred

Modern Foreign Languages

Course: AQA French and Spanish GCSE

Examination Criteria:

Students will sit four examinations:


Speaking exam (5-12 minutes) 25% of GCSE

A role play and photocard exercise followed by a General Conversation in the target language


Listening exam (45 minutes for Foundation and 1 hour for Higher) 25% of GCSE

The paper is completely in the target language and tests candidates comprehension


Reading exam (45 minutes for Foundation and 1 hour for Higher) 25% of GCSE

This includes a variety of styles of writing in the target language and tests candidates comprehension of the written language


Writing exam (1 hour and 15 minutes) 25% of GCSE

Students must write in the target language.


Grading structure: 1-9

Exam board website:

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

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698

Course Specification: GCSE French (601/8157/6) GCSE Spanish (60181606)

Progress 8 Slot: Ebacc

Head of Department: Miss A Crossan

Course Description

KS3: Core Subject

KS4: Option Subject


The GCSE languages specification will stimulate and motivate students.

It includes a range of topics to excite and educate young people. There are topics that will be familiar, as well as new ones that will inspire students who are interested in the culture of France and Spain and French and Spanish speaking communities and countries.

Department statement

The Humanities and MFL department seeks to stimulate in our students an interest in international relations and global issues. Speaking foreign languages is a vital skill that we are keen to instil in all students.

The department allows students to learn about the cultural norms and practices of French and Spanish speaking countries as well as learning to communicate with natives.

We feel that these courses allow pupils to become global citizens and take an active interest in the world around them. Students embrace the challenge and exciting nature of MFL and the prospects it brings as it opens doors to working abroad and internationally.

Careers

Interpreter
Translator
Teacher
Journalist
International business analyst
International aid/development worker
Detective
Sales executive
Tour manager
Marketing executive
Civil Servant


Any career that values the ability to communicate and with and in foreign countries will welcome qualifications in languages.

Useful resource links:

GCSE Bite Size

Extra Curricular:

None currently

Schemes of work Overview: French

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

STEP 6

Year 11

Au collège

Bon travail!

Un ?"il sur le monde

Skills work/exam-style practice

Revision/exams

Revision/exams

Year 10

Qui suis-je?

Le temps de loisirs

Jour ordinaires, jours de fête

De la ville à la campagne

Le grand large

Revision/Assessment

Year 9

Ma vie social d'ado

Bien dans sa peau

À l'horizon

Spécial vacances

Moi dans le monde

Revision/Assessment

Year 8

T'es branché(e)

Paris, je t'adore

Mon identité

Chez moi, chez toi

Quel talent?!

Revision/Assessment

Year 7

C'est perso

Mon collège

Mes passetemps

Ma zone

3,2,1..partez!

Revision/Assessment

Schemes of work Overview: Spanish

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

STEP 6

Year 11

¡A currar!

¡A currar!

Hacia un mundo mejor

Hacia un mundo mejor

Hacia un mundo mejor

Revision/practice papers/ exams

Year 10

Intereses e influencias

Intereses e influencias

?Donde vives?

Ciudades

De costumbre

De costumbre

Year 9

¡Desconéctate!

¡Desconéctate!

Mi vida en el insti

El insti

Actividades en el insti

Mi gente