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Modern Foreign Languages at Key Stage 4

As part of the GCSE in Modern Foreign Languages students may choose French, Spanish and/or Bangla or a combination of all three.

What is involved?

The GCSE syllabus in Modern Languages involves the study of topics dealing with everyday situations in France, Spain as well as issues which are important to young people for example Home Life, School and Hobbies. The course builds on the work that students have already completed at Key Stage 3. New topics and grammatical structures will be covered to prepare for examinations in the four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

Students will be asked to revise grammar thoroughly and learn vocabulary. However once the grammar is familiar (and a lot of the 'ground work' has been started in Years 7 -9) the students are prepared for GCSE and beyond.

Students have the opportunity to take part in trips to France, or Spain during the two year course.

In Year 11 students sit a ‘mock’ examinations in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing before the final examinations in May and June. Coursework written under controlled conditions will be conducted at the end of Year 10 and the autumn/spring term of Year 11. Speaking practice will be conducted in class throughout the course with a final examination in the autumn term of Year 11.

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