Key Stage 3

With the changes to the National Curriculum for 2014, our schemes of learning have been re-designed in both French and Spanish to ensure that all of our pupils have the opportunity to:

  • build upon the skills that they have learnt at KS2
  • develop a broad range of vocabulary
  • develop a sound grammatical knowledge
  • listen to a variety of authentic spoken texts with the aim of listening for information and for accurate transcription
  • develop their speaking skills with accurate pronunciation and intonation enabling them to use the target language spontaneously within the classroom situation
  • read a range of texts (including authentic and literary texts) for comprehension and for cultural understanding and appreciation
  • translate extracts of text from target language into English
  • translate extracts of text from English into target language
  • write creatively
Year 7

In Year 7 pupils receive 3 hours of language lessons (either French or Spanish) per week and will cover a range of topics including:

  • All about me
  • Family and pets
  • School
  • Sports and Free time
  • Around the town

Homework is set on a weekly basis and will alternate between a vocabulary learning homework and a written piece of homework.

Year 8

In Year 8 sets 1 to 3 will study both Spanish and French with set 4 continuing to concentrate solely upon the language that they started in year 7. Those taking up a second language will cover the year 7 scheme of work for this language but will continue with the year 8 scheme in their main language where topics across the two languages will include:

  • In the pharmacy / at the doctor
  • Fashion
  • At the market
  • Discovering Paris
  • Music festivals
Year 9

Pupils continue with the languages that they were studying in year 8 following the year 8 scheme in their second language and the year 9 scheme in their main language. Year 9 schemes of learning are designed in order to bridge the gap between KS3 and KS4 preparing the pupils for the challenges of GCSE and include some of the following topics:

  • Film and television
  • Daily routine
  • Holidays
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Jobs and future plans

Grammar is taught throughout all of the topics with the aim of enabling pupils to write and speak accurately in the present, past and future tenses by the end of year 9.

Across all three years pupils are taught using a wide range of resources created by our highly-experienced MFL team with support from either the Listos (Spanish) or Studio (French) series of text books.

Key Stage 3 Links –  Spanish games and exercises to support learning – French games and exercises to support learning  – games and exercises to support learning (beginner) – games and exercises to support learning