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MFL : French / Arabic / Urdu

 

We would like to welcome you to the Modern Foreign Languages Department at Madani Girls School. Mrs. Rajania and Mrs. Jones are the French Teachers, Ms Osman is the Urdu teacher and Ms Mouelhi is the Arabic teacher.

At Key Stage 3 students will have French lessons 3 times a week. In addition, year 7 will have 1 lesson of Arabic a week.

At Key Stage 4 students who choose to study a language will have French 3 lessons a week to prepare for a GCSE examination. 

The aims of the department at key stage 3 are in line with the national programmes of study for languages. These state that all pupils:

Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources

Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation

Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt

Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

 

The aims of the department at key stage 4 follows the Department for Education’s guidance that GCSE specifications in a modern foreign language should enable students to:

· develop their ability to communicate confidently and coherently with native speakers in speech and writing, conveying what they want to say with increasing accuracy

· express and develop thoughts and ideas spontaneously and fluently

· listen to and understand clearly articulated, standard speech at near normal speed

· deepen their knowledge about how language works and enrich their vocabulary in order for them to increase their independent use and understanding of extended language in a wide range of contexts

· acquire new knowledge, skills and ways of thinking through the ability to understand and respond to a rich range of authentic spoken and written material, adapted and abridged, as appropriate, including literary texts

· develop awareness and understanding of the culture and identity of the countries and communities where the language is spoken

· be encouraged to make appropriate links to other areas of the curriculum to enable bilingual and deeper learning, where the language may become a medium for constructing and applying knowledge

· develop language learning skills both for immediate use and to prepare them for further language study and use in school, higher education or in employment

· develop language strategies, including repair strategies

 

 

Key stage 3 & 4 Curriculum

 

Please access the Map of learning for all year groups found below.

Assessment information for KS3 groups can be found on the Map of Learning for all year groups. 

Key stage 4

 

AQA GCSE in French

Assessment Information for GCSE groups

Paper

Assessment method

Listening: Understanding and responding to different types of spoken language

Exam

25% of the total GCSE

Speaking: Communicating and interacting effectively in speech for a variety of purposes

Exam

25% of the total GCSE

Reading: Understanding and responding to different types of written language

Exam

25% of the total GCSE

Writing: Communicating effectively in writing for a variety of purposes

Exam

25% of the total GCSE

 

 

How can I help my Son/Daughter?

 

KS3

All students will receive weekly homework to be completed. In addition it is important for them to revise vocabulary and grammar covered during lessons. They can access Studio active teach learning, SAM learning and different internet and language resources like ‘Primary Resources’ and the TES website. We also do order in revision guides for students.

KS4

All students will receive weekly homework to be completed. In addition it is important for them to revise vocabulary and grammar covered during lessons for weekly vocab tests. They may find using CGP Revision Guides and CDs, Kerboodle interactive learning, SAM learning, GCSEPod, BBC Bite size and a variety of other websites and resources useful in supporting their learning.

Key dates:

 

The European Day of Languages will be on Tuesday 26th September. Students can look forward to European pastries at breakfast club, greeting staff in a variety of languages and lesson starters as well as the Hadith of the Week in French as well as quizzes with prizes.

 

Please refer to the Map of Learning for all years to discover key assessment dates.

MFL Map of Learning

 
French Map of Learning
Urdu Map of Learning

 

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