Chinese


Chinese

Staff Faculty of MFL


Staff

Ms H Douglas

Miss S Cheung

Miss N Coke

Miss X Gao

- Head of Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages

- Teacher of French & Spanish

- Teacher of French & Spanish, Assistant Subject Leader

- Teacher of Chinese

 

Ethos

Learning foreign languages is increasingly important in a global economy and also has great value in terms of cultural and linguistic richness in our society, personal fulfilment and global citizenship and understanding. Through the study of a foreign language pupils understand and appreciate different countries, cultures, peoples and communities - and as they do, begin to think of themselves as citizens of the World as well as citizens of the United Kingdom.

Aims

The department aims to provide engaging and challenging experiences with high expectations of achievement that will:

  • foster an enjoyment of language learning
  • develop the ability to understand and use the foreign language effectively in study, work and leisure
  • promote understanding and appreciation of other cultures and lifestyles in other countries
  • encourage pride in linguistic achievement

 


KS3 Curriculum 2017-2018


Year 7

The year group is split into two groups. One group will study French and the other group will study Spanish. All pupils follow the KS3 National Curriculum.

In year 7 teaching focusses on pupils' competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing, based on a sound foundation of core grammar and vocabulary enabling them to understand and communicate personal and factual information.

 Year 7 Spanish Scheme of Work 2014 to Christmas

 Year 7 French Scheme of Work 2014 to Christmas

Year 8

In year 8 pupils continue to study the Language they studied in Year 7, developing further their competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing which will enable them to understand and communicate personal and factual information beyond their immediate needs and interests.

 


KS4 Curriculum 2017-2018


Year 9, 10 & 11

In Year 9 pupils opt to take a modern foreign language, choosing from French, Italian, Spanish or Chinese. Pupils are also encouraged to sit examinations in their first language whenever possible. Over the last few years examination results have been achieved at the highest levels in Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Dutch, Farsi and Polish.

They follow the GCSE AQA Course. This GCSE specification requires pupils to complete four units in the following skill areas: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. Listening and Reading are tiered; pupils can be entered for either Foundation or Higher Tier. Speaking and Writing are untiered.

 Year 9 Spanish Scheme of Work 2014 to Christmas

 Year 9 French Scheme of Work 2014 to Christmas

 Year 10_11 Spanish Overview v2

 Year 10_11 French Overview v2

The main content areas studied are:

Lifestyle

  • Health
  • Relationships and Choices

Leisure

  • Free time and the media
  • Holidays

Home & Environment

  • Home and local area
  • Environment

Work & Education

  • School/College and future plans
  • Current and future jobs

Assessment:

Unit 1 (Listening)

Examination

Foundation Tier: 30 mins + 5 mins reading time

Higher Tier: 40 mins + 5 mins reading time

20%

Unit 2 (Speaking)

Controlled Assessment (internally assessed)

Two tasks submitted for moderation

30%

Unit 3 (Reading)

Examination

Foundation Tier: 30 minutes

Higher Tier: 50 minutes

20%

Unit 4 (Writing)

Controlled Assessment (externally assessed)

Two tasks submitted for marking

30%