Pupils at Hartford Church of England High School
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Modern Foreign Languages

  • Miss A Boyd (Spanish and French) Curriculum Leader
  • Miss Laura Hayhurst (Spanish and French) Assistant Curriculum Leader
  • Teaching Staff:
    • Mrs PJ Stephenson (French and Spanish)
    • Miss R Pearson (German, French and Spanish)
    • Mrs C Yeseyev (French and Spanish)
  • E Baccalaureate Teaching Assistant Staff: Mrs K Crowder

Curriculum Area aims and Objectives

"A different language is a different vision of life"
Federico Fellini, Italian film director

"No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive"
Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian nationalist and spiritual leader

Our main objective is to fully equip our students with the skills to deal with the challenges of a very competitive work place. Learning languages will enhance your child’s literacy and communication skills as well as give them an insight into another culture. We also aim to provide enjoyment and success in our lessons so pupils can develop a passion for languages in a safe and positive environment.

Key Stage 3 Spanish

(Text Book - Viva)

  • Year 7 pupils follow 5 units of work which are designed to lay solid foundations for their future language learning. The units studied are: Personal Introduction, Free Time, School, Family and Friends and Town
  • Year 8 pupils cover a further 5 units of work aimed to achieve a strong command and understanding of grammar and vocabulary. The units studied are Holidays, Media, Food and Drink, Invitations and Summer Activities and Plans
  • Year 9 pupils will become more independent learners through the study of their final 5 units of work. Pupils will cover the following topics: Free Time, Jobs, Healthy Living, Young People’s rights and Trip Abroad
  • A 6th unit which focuses on Speaking Skills will be taught in all years (7-9)

Key Stage 3 French

(Text Book - Studio)

  • Year 7 pupils follow 5 units of work which are designed to lay solid foundations for their future language learning. The topics studied are: Personal Introduction, School, Free Time, Town and Holidays
  • Year 8 pupils will cover another 5 topics aimed to achieve a strong command and understanding of grammar and vocabulary. The units of work are Media, A French Trip, All About Me, House, Preference and Future Plans
  • Year 9 pupils will become more independent learners through the study of their final 5 units of work. Pupils will cover the following topics: Social Media and Outing, Health and Fitness, Future Plans, Holidays, and Young People’s Rights
  • A 6th unit which focuses on Speaking Skills will be taught in all years (7-9)

At KS4 we offer GCSE Modern Foreign Language in French and Spanish. Pupils will sit the GCSE of the language they have been studying since year 7.

GCSE Course in Spanish or French

Exam Board AQA

Terminal examination in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking (Each worth 25% of the final GCSE grade).

Pupils cover language across 3 themes which are then divided into subthemes;

Theme 1 - Identify and Culture

  • Myself and My Family and Friends
  • Technology and Everyday Life
  • Free-time Activities
  • Customs and Festivals in French/Spanish Speaking Countries

Theme 2 - Local, National, International and Global Areas of Interest

  • Home, Town, Neighbourhood and Region
  • Social Issues
  • Global Issues
  • Travel and Tourism

Theme 3 - Current and Future Study and Employment

  • My Studies
  • Life at School/College
  • Education Post 16
  • Jobs, Career Choices and Ambitions

Textbooks in KS4 are tiered and provide support or extension activities when appropriate.

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Intervention drop in sessions lunchtime and after school
  • MFL Online Games Club

Useful Websites & Apps

We encourage pupils to make use of ICT in lessons and at home in order to support their learning. These are the most suitable websites and apps we recommend:

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