GCSE Programme of Study

The Launceston College MFL KS4 curriculum offers students the opportunity to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the language, complemented by a true appreciation for grammar and culture.

Students participate in repetitive, chunked and engaging speaking and listening activities to promote memory retrieval and retention. Students study an enriching range of topics combined with challenging grammatical concepts which require higher-level thinking and well considered responses to help students develop the key skills necessary to continue on to higher education.

Experiencing this curriculum enables students to gain an appreciation for different languages and cultures as they will study relevant content in relation to the target language country as well as other countries worldwide where the target language is spoken (i.e. South America for Spanish, North Africa for French). This enables students to create and develop their personal identity in relation to the wider world. Students will also develop a much richer understanding of the English language through the study of grammar, which will increase their literacy abilities and enable them to succeed in all subjects across the school.

The most complex structures learnt in KS3 create the foundations for success at KS4 with the basic GCSE success criteria for a Grade 5 being the use of the three time frames: past, present and future.

At KS4 students are expected to discuss topics with a focus on themselves and others, including those from different cultures and nationalities. The curriculum builds to the challenging concept of international and global dimension in Year 11 where students are expected to express detailed and developed opinions relating to environmental issues, ethics and the wider world. 

Every student is assessed in the four main skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking.



Key Stage 4 Links

– Compulsory

https://www.pearsonactivelearn.com/app/home – online learning platform – AQA GCSE

www.memrise.com – vocabulary learning website and app

– Additional for Independent Study

www.vocabexpress.com – vocabulary learning website

www.languagesonline.org.uk – games and exercises to support learning

www.linguascope.com (intermediate) – games and exercises to support learning

www.spanishrevision.co.uk – games and exercises to support learning