Languages

 MG 0243a

Staff Contact Details

Mrs J Keenan (Head of Faculty)
jkeenan@herschel.slough.sch.uk

Mrs K Rodriguez
krodriguez@herschel.slough.sch.uk

Mr M McCann
mmccann@herschel.slough.sch.uk

Ms B Ritson
bri@herschel.slough.sch.uk

In addition we have French and Spanish assistants working with us on an annual basis.

Curriculum Overview

Bienvenue and Bienvenidos from the MFL faculty at Herschel Grammar School.

Pupils select a preference for learning French or Spanish on admission and study this language for the whole of Key stage 3. The majority choose to continue with this at Key stage 4 with some pupils carrying on with their studies in the sixth form.

Extra-curricular activities are a highlight of the faculty with annual visits from the Onatti Theatre Company, cultural visits to Paris and Barcelona and work experience in France and Spain for our sixth-formers.

Year 7

Pupils learn how to use the present tense before being introduced to the near future tense in the summer term. Topics covered include numbers, school, the alphabet, colours, describing and giving information about yourself and others. Describing your home, telling the time, talking about your daily routine and what you do in your free time. Giving your opinion.

Year 8

In addition to the above pupils learn how to use the perfect or preterite (past) tense. They also learn vocabulary related to jobs, weather, television, shopping, going out and holidays.

Year 9

In addition to the above pupils learn how to use the future, imperfect and conditional tenses. They learn how to give opinions on films, future careers and vocabulary related to illnesses.

Years 10 and 11 (GCSE)

We follow the AQA syllabus for the new GCSE and in this key stage there is a greater emphasis on grammar and pupils extend their use of vocabulary.  This enables them to speak and write in greater detail about a range of topics including media and the environment.

Years 12 and 13 (A level)

Pupils are introduced to grammar at a much higher level including the use of the subjunctive. Additional topics include politics, peer pressure and health as well as two in-depth cultural studies. At present we choose to study a film and a book in the target language. Pupils have individual sessions with the language assistant.

Useful Weblinks

MFL subscribes to several language websites which can usually be accessed free of charge after 4pm and on weekends:

www.linguascope.com

www.zut.org.uk

www.atantot.com

Enrichment Strategies

Name Date  
Enrichment strategies for Year 7 into Year 8 French 28th January 2015 Download >
Enrichment strategies for Year 7 into Year 8 Spanish 28th January 2015 Download >
Enrichment strategies for Year 8 into Year 9 French 28th January 2015 Download >
Enrichment strategies for Year 8 into Year 9 Spanish 28th January 2015 Download >
Enrichment strategies for Spanish Year 12 28th January 2015 Download >
Enrichment strategies for Spanish Year 13 28th January 2015 Download >
GCSE FRENCH June 2017 onwards 25th July 2017 Download >
GCSE Spanish June 2017 onwards 25th July 2017 Download >
 
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