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Modern Foreign Languages

In Years 7 and 8, pupils develop their speaking and reading skills from the start. They are exposed to listening material by native speakers from audio material. They have opportunities to develop writing skills with support. Pupils start learning about themselves, interests which affect their lives and their family. They progress to talking about their home life and routines, their hometown and leisure activities. They complete the course looking at food and drink and holidays. There is emphasis on establishing good understanding of how a language works and grammar.

From Year 9, pupils have opportunities to develop reading skills from extended texts and comprehension activities. The course of study covers healthy lifestyles, personal relationships and leisure activities. The course progresses with a detailed study of their home and environmental issues. Education and future career plans mark the final context of study.

The Department has links with schools in France and La Réunion and we organise trips to Paris.

Years 7 and 8

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Self and basic language

Family and pets

Descriptions and personality

House and home life

Where I live

Food and drink

Year 8

Daily routines


Leisure activities

Using the future tense

Family and jobs

Leisure in the past

Years 9, 10 and 11

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 9 Going out Clothes and shopping Food and drink Travel and tourism Holidays Relationships with friends

Year 10

Healthy lifestyles

Relationships with family

Social issues

Shopping and money

New technology


Year 11

House and home

Local area

Environment issues

School and education

Future career

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