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Modern Languages

Candidates will follow the New AQA Linear GCSE courses in French and German.

The AQA syllabus aims to:-

  • develop the ability to communicate effectively in French and German in a range of situations;
  • help the candidates to develop a knowledge and understanding of countries and communities in which these languages are spoken;
  • develop positive attitudes towards others.

Candidates will apply their knowledge in a variety of relevant contexts which reflect their previous learning and maturity.  Learning a language provides a suitable foundation for further study and practical use of other subjects at A-level.  It also helps to develop life skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing in another language and further enhancing the understanding of their own language.

There are four themes and eight sub-topics:

  1. Lifestyle – Relationships/ Choices and Health
  2. Leisure- Free time/ Media and Holidays
  3. Work and Education- school and world of work
  4. Home and Environment – Home/ Local area and Environment

We now start the GCSE in YEAR 9 and do 2 topics:-
Relationships/ Choices and  Free time/ Media

We cover the other six topics across YEAR 10 and 11:-



Year 11
Home/Local Area

There are two tiers of entry for the Listening and Reading Papers;
Speaking and Writing Tasks are untiered

Foundation       –           Grades G to C
Higher           –           Grades C to A*

Controlled Coursework assessments
Speaking tasks worth 30% of the final mark. (Two controlled tasks submitted at the end of the course and are externally marked by AQA)
Written tasks worth 30% of the final mark (Two controlled tasks submitted at the end of the course and are externally marked by AQA)

Terminal examinations made up of Listening (20%) and Reading (20%) tasks.

KS3 Curriculum

French KS3
German KS3

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