Devizes School Learning & Education

Modern Foreign Languages

Mr P A Ross Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Key Stage 3

Across Key Stage 3 students are expected to use an increasing variety of vocabulary with lots of reinforcement of grammatical structures in a large variety of different activities

Year 7 – All students will study either French OR Spanish - Basics of language and how to use a dictionary, followed by a variety of topics including personal introductions, family, descriptions, and school life

Year 8 – Students will continue to study either French OR Spanish

Topics covered include daily routine, jobs, and holidays

Year 9 – Students in year 9 start the GCSE course (although this remains an option in year 10 and is not compulsory). We revisit the skills learned across y7 and 8 with a focus on what is required at GCSE. Topics covered include technology, food and drink and leisure activities.

KS3 MFL Curriculum Overview Download

Key Stage 4

Languages at GCSE are optional. We follow the AQA GCSE syllabus. The course is divided into 3 themes - Identity and Culture, Local, National, International and Global areas of interest, and Current and Future study and employment. The assessments are split into Foundation (grades 1-5) and Higher (4-9) tiers. All four skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) are assessed in end of course exams and all carry a weighting of 25% of the overall mark.

KS4 Options — Personalised Pathway 2018-20 Download

Sixth Form

We follow the AQA syllabus for A Levels, offered in both French and Spanish. The course covers most of the topics from GCSE but in much greater depth with a high emphasis placed on conversation and unprepared dialogue.

Admissions for 2019/20

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