MFL – French
Languages are really important in the world we live in and give you great skills for the rest of your life. People think everyone speaks English, but this is just not true. 75% of the world population have no English at all. At Rawmarsh, we offer you to learn French which is the third most spoken language by number of countries. It is spoken in 51 countries and totals 220 million speakers in the world. In today’s Britain and imminent Brexit, languages are even more relevant. This is why at Rawmarsh we aim to develop keen and talented linguists and we truly believe that languages are for everyone.
To encourage students to:
- Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
- Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity
- Write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using an increasing variety of grammatical structures
- Develop a wide range of language learning skill, such as dictionary skills, group work and the ability to work independently.
- Make comparisons with their first language(s) to increase language awareness & to develop general literacy skills
- Develop their awareness of the world beyond their experience and to develop positive attitudes of other cultures.
How to support your child in French at home:
You child will thrive in MFL with your added support and you don’t have to be a linguist to help him/her. Here are some easy helpful ways to develop your child learning in French:
- A positive attitude to language learning.
- Help your linguist learn their vocabulary – use the lists in his/her book, say the English and your child says the French.
- Supervise – read/ write/ cover and check method with the new vocabulary.
- Encourage your child to go on Quizlet.com to revise. Their teachers will upload vocabulary lists weekly and these will be share via Show My Homework.
Overview of KS3
From September 2018 students that choose to study French will cover the following topic areas.
Y7 topic areas
|Term 1||My life – talking about yourself, brothers, sisters & pets.
|Term 2||Free time
|Term 3||Holiday and transactional conversations|
Y8 topic areas
|Term 1||Media – music, TV & film.
|Term 2||My identity, family & friends
Where I live – describing your home
|Term 3||Food & drink
Talents & hobbies
Overview of KS4
At KS4 students develop their use of the French language and find out more about the culture through films, literature and songs.
Y9, 10 and 11 are following the new Edexcel specification, where all skills are assessed through a final exam with equal weighting for each skill.
Y9 topic areas
|Term 1||Identity & culture – family & relationships, town|
|Term 2||Identity and culture – free time, technology, sport, film, tv.|
|Term 3||Identity & culture – daily life, special occasions, national holidays|
Y10 topic areas
|Term 1||Local area, holiday & travel –town or country|
|Term 2||Holiday & travel|
Y11 topic areas
|Term 1||Future aspirations, study & work|
|Term 2||International and global dimensions|
|Term 3||Revision and skills practice for forthcoming exams.|
Grade ladders show the skills/content that a pupil is required to demonstrate to reach each particular grade. These can be used by pupils and parents in targeting what they need to do to make progress in each subject.