KS4 MFL

At key stage 4 students follow the AQA MFL examination syllabuses. They are assessed on the different four skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) at the end of year 11. However, we follow GCSE guidelines from year 10 and students do one of the written controlled assessments by the end of year 10.They continue to have two lessons of French or Spanish a week but they also need to attend the scheduled revision sessions.

Our native assistants play a higher role at key stage 4 by providing extra support with their speaking assessments.

Enrichment

Our students are still in contact with their Spanish pen pals who they had the opportunity to meet in last year’s Spanish trip to Barcelona
We also organize special visits in London  aimed at getting MFL students involved in Spanish, French culture (eg. Eating “churros” in the Christmas Market)

Assessment

Apart from being given immediate feedback on their language use by our teachers and assistants, they are levelled every half term through end of unit tests. We do two mock examinations a year and students need to produce spoken or written assignments at least once a week that are marked according to GCSE mark schemes.

Homework

Students are given their own vocabulary and grammar booklet at the beginning of the year for their own personal study. They have a workbook that corresponds to their textbook. We normally set the page that corresponds to the textbook page we are doing in lesson once a week, usually the first lesson. We set a writing task on the second day we see the students.

Useful Links

Intermediate areas in:
http://www.linguascope.com    User : sgrcs    Password : stgeorges

For examination language and tips:
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

For functional Spanish
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/mividaloca/

For grammar
www.languagesonline.org.uk