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MFL Curriculum

MFL CURRICULUM

KEY STAGE 3

Learning a language is a skill for life.  At Abbey College all students study Spanish in KS3.  The Key Stage 3 curriculum covers the key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing using resources created by NCELP (National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy).  The new language is introduced through the use of phonics, grammar progression and sentence builders which will greatly help students become independent learners, more confident speakers and will lead to greater success in the subject.   We also want students to enjoy their lessons and find the subject rewarding. This foundation will be built on in KS4 lessons.

KEY STAGE 4

Currently at Key Stage 4, Spanish and French are both examined and assessed by AQA.  Across the Key Stage, key language is delivered through three themes devised by the examination board:

Theme 1 - Identity & culture

Theme 2 – Local, national, international & global areas of interest

Theme 3 – Current & future study and employment

While the course is of a practical and useful nature, GCSE students will also acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of grammar.   Whatever plans you may have for the future, knowledge of a language will increase your options.  The transferable skills gained on the course will be ideal for learning future languages and for studying in the 6th Form.

KEY STAGE 5

The Spanish and French A’ Level courses help students develop confident, effective communication skills in the language and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where the language is spoken.  It also covers the study of set texts and films which broadens students’ horizons and cultural knowledge.  An A’ Level in a language will also aid students preparing for future studies.  

 

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