Pupils at Hartford Church of England High School
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Modern Foreign Languages

  • Miss A Boyd (Spanish and French)
  • Mrs J Murray (French, Spanish and German)
  • Mrs PJ Stephenson (French and Spanish)
  • Miss R Pearson (German, French and Spanish)
  • Miss LB Hayhurst (Spanish)
  • Mr M Yeates (Spanish and French)
  • Mrs K Crowder (E Baccalaureate Teaching Assistant Staff)

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

  • Year 7 pupils follow six units of work which are designed to lay solid foundations for their future language learning. The topics studied are: Personal Introduction, Family, School, House, Free Time and Town
  • Year 8 pupils will cover another 6 topics aimed to achieve a strong command and understanding of grammar and vocabulary. The units of work are Daily Routine, Going out, Holidays, Food and Drinks, Fashion and Directions
  • Year 9 pupils will become more independent learners through the study of their final 6 units of work. Pupils will cover the following topics: Media, Health, Money, The Hispanic World and Environment, Celebrities and Daily Routine and Grammar

Textbooks in KS3 are tiered and provide support or extension activities when appropriate.

Key Stage 3 French

  • Year 7 pupils follow six units of work which are designed to lay solid foundations for their future language learning. The topics studied are: Personal Introduction, Family, House, Town. Daily Routine and School and Free Time
  • Year 8 pupils will cover another 6 topics aimed to achieve a strong command and understanding of grammar and vocabulary. The units of work are Family and Home, Free Time, Going Out, Food and Drink, Holidays and Friends
  • Year 9 pupils will become more independent learners through the study of their final 6 units of work. Pupils will cover the following topics: Media, Future Plans, Famous People, Holidays, Travel and Young People’s Rights

Textbooks in KS3 are tiered and provide support or extension activities when appropriate.

Key Stage 3 German

  • Year 7 pupils follow six units of work which are designed to lay solid foundations for their future language learning. The topics studied are:Personal Introductions, School, Family and Friends, Free Time, House, Countries and Town
  • Year 8 pupils will cover another 6 topics aimed to achieve a strong command and understanding of grammar and vocabulary. The units of work are Food, Body and Health, Holidays, After School Activities, Going Out and A School Exchange
  • Year 9 pupils will become more independent learners through the study of their final 6 units of work. Pupils will cover the following topics: Media, Schools in Germany and the UK, Future Plans, Environment, Celebrities, German Speaking Countries

Textbooks in KS3 are tiered and provide support or extension activities when appropriate.

Key Stage 4

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

  • GCSE Course in Spanish/ French /German

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/German 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

The MFL department currently offer a Japanese Club and the opportunity to host a Spanish student during the summer term via the Student Links Program (http://www.studentlinks.es/)

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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