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Modern Foreign Languages

Department: MFL

Head of department: Mrs Garcia de Veas

If you wish to learn more about the curriculum, please contact the head of Department by email: ­­­­a.garciadeveasgimena@oaklandscatholicschool.org

Curriculum Content for French and Spanish

Years 7-9

Year 7 Topics

Year 8 Topics

Year 9 Topics

  • Personal information
  • School
  • Daily routine
  • Free time
  • Home and town
  • Holidays
  • Numbers & alphabet
  • Phonics
  • Narrating and describing events in the past
  • Health
  • Arranging to go out
  • Shopping for food
  • Arranging a visit abroad
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Referring to past, present and future events
  • Describing and giving opinions on towns and places
  • Family and professions
  • Home and relationships
  • Healthy living
  • Clothes (fashion, uniform)

 

Exam Board: French and Spanish – AQA GCSE Y10-11

Exam Board Specification Weblinks:

Year 10-11

French: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658

Spanish: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698

GCSE Specification Topics:

Theme 1: Identity and Culture

  • Topic 1: Me, My Family and Friends
  • Topic 2: Technology in Everyday Life
  • Topic 3: Free-time Activities

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

  • Topic 1: Home Town, Neighbourhood and Region
  • Topic 2: Social Issues
  • Topic 3: Global Issues
  • Topic 4: Travel and Tourism

Theme 3: Current and Future Study and Employment

  • Topic 1: My Studies
  • Topic 2: Life at School/College
  • Topic 3: Education Post-16
  • Topic 4: Jobs, Career Choices and Ambitions

A Level Y12-13

Exam Board: AQA

Exam Board specification weblinks:

French: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/french-7652

Spanish: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/spanish-7692

French

Year 12 Topics. New A level specification.

Year 13 Topics. New A level specification.

  • Aspects of French-speaking society: the changing nature of family, the “cyber-society”, the place of voluntary work
  • Artistic culture in the French-speaking world: a culture proud of its heritage, contemporary francophone music, cinema: the 7th art form.
  • In-depth study of a film or literary text

 

  • Aspects of French speaking society: positive features of a diverse society, life for the marginalised, how criminals are treated
  • Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world: Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment; Demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power?; Politics and immigration
  • In-depth study of a second literary text
  • Individual research project.

Spanish

Year 12 Topics. New A level specification.

Year 13 Topics. New A level specification.

  • Aspects of Hispanic society: modern and traditional values, cyberspace, equal rights.
  • Artistic culture in the Hispanic world: modern day idols, Spanish regional identity and cultural heritage.
  • In-depth study of a film or literary text.

 

  • Multiculturalism in Hispanic society: immigration, racism, integration
  • Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world: Today's youth, tomorrow's citizens; Monarchies and dictatorships; Popular movements.
  • In-depth study of a literary text
  • Individual research project