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Overview

Our objective is to enable students of all abilities to develop their French or German

language skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge to

communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence. Learning a language can

bring many benefits. We strongly believe in languages as a skill for life and

something students should enjoy and find rewarding. The specification expands

students' cultural knowledge whilst developing their language skills

.

Students study all of the following themes over Key Stage 4 on which the

assessments are based.

Theme 1: Identity and culture Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

Costs

Grammar and translation book £5.99

Pupil contribution to

www.thisislanguage.com

£2.00

Revision work book £2.49

Trips

French: Maison Claire Fontaine, Burgundy – July of Year 10 (6 days and 5 nights)

– approximate cost £450/£500 (dependent on numbers)

German: Cologne – July of Year 10 (4 days and 3 nights) – approximate cost

£450 (dependent on numbers)

Pathways

Further Education:

A Level French or German

University:

French / German, Linguistics, or combined with other subjects – e.g.

Business

Career:

Translation, Interpreting, Linguistics, Teaching, Finance, Food & Drink,

Law, Sales & Marketing, Transport, Tourism & Leisure, Public Sector, International

organisations; including the UN and the EU institutions

Content

Year 10

Year 11

Paper 1 Listening

Understanding and responding to

different types of spoken language

25% of GCSE

Paper 2 Speaking

Communicating

and

interacting

effectively in speech for a variety of

purposes – role play, photo card and

general conversation

25% of GCSE

Paper 3 – Reading

Understanding and responding to

different types of written language

25% of GCSE

Paper 4 –Writing

Communicating effectively in writing

for a variety of purposes

25% of GCSE

Modern Foreign Languages – German and French