Languages

Languages

Learn language, learn life!

The Modern Foreign languages (MFL) curriculum offers opportunities for students to:

Course Overview

In Year 7 you will learn French.  In years 8 and 9 the top four sets do French and German; this gives you an opportunity to decided which language you prefer.

At the end of Year 9 you will be given a good choice of GCSE language courses: French or German, or Spanish from scratch.  You can do two languages – or all three!

Languages at Key Stage 3

In years 7 to 9 we emphasis the National Curriculum skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.  In French we use the Expo textbook and in German we use stimmt.  You will have action packed languages lessons every week – plenty of time to establish your essential learning skills by singing songs, watching DVDs, using the interactive whiteboard and playing our great Splat! game (ask any Netherhall student what it is!).

Languages at GCSE

We follow the OCR GCSE course in French, German and Spanish.

Assessment

Reading – Texts in the target language and questions in English. (20% of final score)

Listening – Audio texts in the target language and questions in English. (20% of final score)

Speaking – Two four minute speaking tasks for different purposes (e.g. presentation and conversation), assessing students on their communication and the quality of their language. (30% of final score)

Writing – Two 300 word pieces of writing on two of the topics covered in the course, carried out in class. (30% of final score)

Angela Fincham
Faculty Leader Modern Languages
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Daniel Carlson
Raising Standards Leader
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Sue Lambley
Modern Languages Teacher
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Kathryn Pagoni
Modern Languages Teacher
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Marion Gill
Modern Languages Teacher
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