Subject Vision


‘To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world’ ( Chinese Proverb)
In the Modern Foreign Languages faculty, it is celebrated that every pupil is a successful language learner in at least one language and the teaching develops pupils’ skills from this point of view. A Modern Foreign Language is offered to all pupils in Key Stage 3 and in Key Stage 4 where it is an essential requirement of the EBACC.  
Starting from September all pupils in Year 7 will be taught either French, Spanish, or Urdu. 
Pupils develop essential learning, literacy, and communication skills, which they can use to make connections with other subject areas. Pupils can use these skills to continue learning the same language at a higher level and learn new languages.  Learning a language is a way to open new gateways into the world, build awareness of other cultures and raise pupils’ self-esteem.    
During MFL lessons, our pupils will gain systematic knowledge of key vocabulary and structures, grammar and phonics of the new language and a better understanding of how these are used by native speakers. We promote independent learning via knowledge organisers as we want to develop confident and independent pupils who are not afraid to communicate in a different language.


Curriculum Plan


Student will learn Three themes:


Identity and culture


Local, national, international, and global areas of interest


Current Study and Future employment

Curriculum hours per fortnight: 
    o    Year 7- 5hours 
    o    Year 8- 4 hours 
    o    Year 9- 4 hours 
    o    Year 10 and 11 – 5 hours
 

Key skill/knowledge/ theme*

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

What needs to be mastered by the end of year 11 in each theme?

IDENTITY AND CULTURE

Local, national, international and global areas of interest

CURRENT STUDY AND FUTURE EMPLOYMENT

 

 

 

How will the Y11 Content be divided out over the 5 years?

Yr 11 Spring term

 

 

IDENTITY AND CULTURE

Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Revision

Local, national, international and global areas of interest

CURRENT STUDY AND FUTURE EMPLOYMENT

Revision

 

 

Yr 11 Autumn term

Social Issues- Homelessness, Charities, Lifestyle

-Travel and Tourism

My studies Life at school/college

Education post-16 -job, career choices and ambitions

 

 

 

 

Yr 10 Summer term

 

 

 

 

Home, town, neighbourhood and region

 

Global Issue -environment, Poverty, Healthy and unhealthy eating

Yr 10 Spring term

 

 

Free-time activities -Sport -Extreme Sport -Leisure - cinema -TV -music -eating out

 

Customs and Festivals -how we celebrate -international festivals -describing an event

 

 

Yr 10 Autumn term

Me, my family and friends -Family and friends- Relationship-Marriage and Partnerships

 

Technology in Everyday Life -Social Media (what you do online) -Mobile Technology

 

 

 

 

Yr 9 Summer term

 

 

 

 

Town

Environment

Yr 9 Spring term

 

 

Pocket Money

 

 

Jobs & Future Plans

 

 

Yr 9 Autumn term

Free time & Media

 

New Technologies

 

 

 

 

Yr 8 Summer term

 

 

 

 

Describing My Home

Household Chores

Yr 8 Spring term

 

 

Food & Drink – Healthy Diet

Other Health Issues

 

 

Yr 8 Autumn term

Holiday Preferences

A recent Holiday

 

 

 

 

Yr 7 Summer term

 

 

 

 

Sports & Hobbies

Leisure Plans for the Summer Holiday

Yr 7 Spring term

 

 

School Life

My School Day

 

 

Yr 7 Autumn term

All About Me

 

My Family

 

 

 

 

Assumed knowledge from Key stage 2

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessments

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Formative assessment:

 

Homework will be regularly set and marked.

 

Each half term students will have assessment on one responding, and one expressing target language skill (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and writing)

 

Students will self and peer assess their work in lesson.

 

Summative assessment:

 

Each half-term students will complete a writing assessment.

Formative assessment:

 

Homework will be regularly set and marked.

 

Each half term students will complete an extended past paper exam question which will be graded.

 

Students will self and peer assess their work in lesson.

 

 

Summative assessment:

 

Students will complete an end of unit assessment for each topic.

 

In Year 11 students will complete mock exams in November and February.

 

Outcomes:  GCSE performance Summary 2019: (%Grade 9-4) is  81%
 % GRADE 4+
 

Subject

2017

2018

2019

 

 

Urdu

93%

91%

98%

Significantly above national average

French

80%

89%

68%

In line with national average

Spanish

81%

55%

56%

In line with national average

 

What next:

MFL LEARNING Journey at Hodge Hill Girls School will enable you to leave the school well-equipped to access the next stage of Future Study and training for A-level, Language Degree, PGCE, Interpreter course and with the skills necessary to embark on the world of work such as charities administrator, commissioning editor, consultant, human resources officer, interpreter, investment analyst, journalist, logistics/distribution manager, management accountant, marketing manager (social media), public relations officer, secondary school teacher, solicitor, tourism officer,tourist information manager, translator