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Queen Elizabeth School

Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages

At Queen Elizabeth School, we aim to instil a love for learning foreign languages right from Year 7. We want our students to develop a cultural knowledge and a cultural acceptance. In doing so, they are given the opportunity to foster their curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The students gain a better understanding of British Values by comparing them to other countries.

In learning the grammar of the foreign language, they deepen their own knowledge of the English grammar. English, numeracy and literacy are deepened as well through learning vocabulary and numbers in the target language.

Learning languages, whether it be French or Spanish, will enable the students to become independent thinkers, ready to tackle their further education and beyond.

key stage 3:

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

YEAR 9

The students are exposed to the target language as a whole through games, tongue twisters and conversation. 

The language is only spoken, except for the weekly vocabulary tests.


The topics are about themselves and enforcement of KS2 material (colours, numbers, days of the week, months of the year and prepositions)


This is done through speaking and listening to the  target language 


Weekly vocab tests to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Still looking at the students’ local area, we are learning about going out to town and dressing for the occasion according to the different weathers and activities in town according to the different weathers.


This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing and translations) 


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

The topic of technology, being a big part of teenagers’ life is introduced as well as social networking sites.


This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing and translations) 


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Same topics as the above but in reading and writing the language. 


This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translations) 


Weekly vocabulary test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Topics related to their surroundings and their close environment: family including step-family, pets and school (subjects and opinions) 


. This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translations) 


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Moving away from the students’ environment and local area, we are moving further afield and learning about the topic of holiday.

This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing and translations) 

Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Following on from the holiday destination, how to stay active on holiday is introduced (winter and summer sports) 


From the topic of activities, the topic of parts of the body is revised and how to say “I have an ache” is introduced:




 This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing and translations) 


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

The topics of what being a teenager is and teenagers’ issues are taught as the students relate to those topics. 


This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing and translations) 

Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Teenagers’ healthy eating is introduced as this topic is very much part of teenagers’ life


This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing and translations) 


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Topics about their environment and school:  after school activities


 This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translations)


 Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Topic about their involvement in their community: what they do to help others and the environment.

This is linking their daily life and their close environment with their help towards others and towards the planet.



This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing and translations) 


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

The students are thinking about their future and about choosing their subject options so the topic of jobs and ambitions is taught.


This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing and translations) 


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Looking at topics about themselves, close environment and school, we are widening and looking at their local area learning about food they like and how to buy things which is useful if going out. This topic is still linking their close environment (food they like) with eating out.


This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translations) 


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Looking at the students’ development, they are reaching teenage years and the topic of home (especially their bedroom where they spend a lot of time) is taught.


This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translations) 


This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing and translations) 


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

The topic of parties and festivals is taught as it is very much part of teenagers’ lifestyle.


This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing and translations) 


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Moving from their home/school environment, we are moving to their local area, learning about places in town and activities in town.


 This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translations) 


SPEAKING ASSESSMENT: general conversation Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Revision of the topics in preparation for the end of year’s speaking assessment.


SPEAKING ASSESSMENT:

Picture-based assessment based on the topics learnt in the year


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT



A bridging curriculum has been devised for students who have chosen to carry on with the language at GCSE level.


This bridging curriculum consists of main grammar points and structures as well as basic vocabulary and sentence building in preparation for the end of KS3 assessment


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

End of KS3 assessment.

Key stage 4:

 

YEAR 10

YEAR 11

The Edexcel GCSE syllabus (Higher Tier) is taught.


Theme 1: Identity and culture: Learning about family and friends.


 This is through practising the 4 skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing and translations) 


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Theme 4: Future aspirations, study and work

Learning about career choices and future plans.


This is done through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translations) 


 Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Theme 1: Identity and culture:

Learning about hobbies


This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing and translations) 


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Theme 5: International and global dimension:

 Learning about the environment, fair trading, volunteering and discussing big sporty events


This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translations) 


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

MOCK

Theme 1: Identity and culture:

Learning about festivals, special occasions and daily life


This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing and translations) 


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Theme 3: The topic of school is taught in French


Theme 1: Identity and culture: Learning about festivals, special occasions and daily life in Spanish


 This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translations) 


Weekly vocab test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT

Theme 2: Local area, holiday and travel:

Learning about local area and regions


This is through practising all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing and translations) 


Weekly vocabulary test to support the learning

END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT AND SPEAKING MOCK

REVISION using the revision modules in STUDIO/VIVA book 

-Using past papers 

-Practising the speaking exam

Theme 2: Local area, holiday and travel:

Learning about holidays


This is through practising the 4 skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing and translations) 


Weekly vocabulary test to support the learning

END OF MODULE TEST AND NOVEMBER 2020 FOUNDATION TIER MOCK

REVISION using the revision modules in STUDIO/VIVA book 

-Using past papers 

-Practising the speaking exam

-Revision of the first 2 themes according to the mock feedback and following the modules of revision in the STUDIO/VIVA BOOK

REVISION using the revision modules in STUDIO/VIVA book 

-Using past papers 

-Practising the speaking exam

Enrichment:

In Year 9, students have the opportunity to become language ambassadors. They will host an after-school club where students can practise the language through games and fun.

Trips are also organised: a day-trip to Lille, another to Paris Disneyland and another one to Spain.

Key skills you will learn:

The students have a better understanding of other cultures. They are more aware of other countries where the language they study is spoken. They are able to manipulate the language and communicate with people speaking, reading and writing the language they study. 

Next Steps:

 Careers:

  • teacher
  • pilot
  • lawyer
  • doctor
  • engineer
  • sales representative
  • interpreter
  • journalist
  • marketing
  • actor
  • tour guide
  • youtuber
  • retail
  • diplomat
  • ambassador
  • cabin crew
  • footballer
  • translator
  • politician

Courses:

  • A-level
  • Apprenticeship

Contact

Head of Department: Mrs C Herrington cherrington@qesluton.co.uk