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Modern Foreign Languages
Key Stage 3
Key Stag 4
Key Stage 5: French
Key Stage 5: German
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All pupils and students at Hagley Catholic High School follow a taught course of French. The Department is made up by four specialist teachers who are fully committed to the education of the pupils;


  • Miss M. Mugnier – Subject Leader of MFL (P/T)
  • Mrs H. Evans – Teacher of MFL
  • Mr P. Neenan – Teacher of MFL
  • Mrs S. Sunderland – Teacher of MFL and LSA (P/T)





This page outlines the topics taught in each term throughout Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9), along with an overview of assessments.


Year 7


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Personal Information

House and Home






Daily Routine


Food and drink

Leisure activities



Year 8


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Town and Shopping




Food and Drink



Free time



Year 9


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Francophone World

Tourism – Paris

Leisure Activities


World of Work

Travel Plans





At the end of each unit of study, students will undertake an assessment to check their progress and at each half term, pupils will be assessed in the key skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. These assessments will follow the format of the current GCSE papers and test skills such as translation, comprehension and application of grammatical structures. 

In line with national guidelines, the majority of students will be taking the French GCSE.


Students study the following themes on which assessments are based;


1. Identity and culture


2. Local, national, international and global areas of interest


3. Current and future study and employment.


Over the course, eight individual modules will be taught and in-class assessments will be carried out routinely to ensure good progress. The course will be taught across four lessons per fortnight and approximately 45 minutes of homework will be set per lesson. Additional support is available during lunch breaks and after school.


Assessment will take place at the end of the two-year course across four papers across the fours skill areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Each section equates to 25% of the overall grade. There is a Foundation tier (grades 1-5) and a Higher tier (grades 4-9) and all students will take the same tier for each paper.


Examination Board: AQA 8658





The A-Level course will be taught predominantly in the target language and students are encourage to express their ideas on a variety of topics. It is expected that students will develop their vocabulary through additional reading and all students will have regular opportunities to develop in confidence and fluency with the support of class teachers.


The A Level Course will be taught as follows;


Year 12

Year 13

•       Induction stage;

•       Language “themes” 1+2;

•       Film studies;

•       Mini-IRPs;

•       End of Year 12 “mocks”.

•       Language “themes” 3+4;

•       Literature studies;

•       Film revisions

•       IRP preparaton;

•       Final exams in summer.


Over the two-year course, students will be taught the following themes;


1. Les changements dans la société française

- set in the context of France only

- covering social issues and trends


2. La culture politique et artistique dans les pays francophones

- set in the context of francophone countries and communities

- includes looking at artistic culture (music, festivals and traditions) and political and artistic culture (through media)


3. L’immigration et la société multiculturelle française

- set in the context of France only

- covering social issues and trends


4. L’Occupation et la Résistance

- set in the context of France only

- covering political culture


The film

La Haine (1995)


The literature

Un Sac de Billes, Joseph Joffo (1973) novel



Assessments will be conducted at the end of the two-year course as follows ;


Paper 1: Listening Reading and Translation (40%)

- content based on the four themes


Paper 2: Written Response to Works and Translation (30%)

- based on the literary text and the film


Paper 3: Speaking (30%)

(internally conducted and externally assessed)

21-23 minutes, which includes 5 minutes of formal preparation time

- task 1 is based on vocabulary and structures covered in the four themes

- task 2 is based on independent research areas selected by the student relating to one of the four themes










Being able to speak German increases your job opportunities with German and foreign companies in your own country and abroad, whilst proficiency in German also helps you to function productively for an employer with global business connections. Tourists from German-speaking countries travel wide and far and are the world’s biggest spenders when on holiday; they really appreciate being looked after by German-speaking staff and tour guides. German is the second most commonly used scientific language and Germany is the third largest contributor to research and development, offering research fellowships to scientists from abroad.

There are a generous number of scholarships and other support to study in Germany with working holiday visas available for young foreigners from a range of countries whilst special visas are offered to skilled workers and professionals. A wide range of exchange programs exists for both school and university students between Germany and many countries in the world. Finally, make the most of your travels not only in German-speaking countries, but in many other European countries where German is widely spoken, especially in Eastern Europe.



A wide variety of teaching and learning styles are used in the development of students into confident language learners. Students will work independently, in pairs or small groups and collaboratively using a variety of resources, including topical authentic materials from countries where the target language is spoken. Students have opportunities to research in detail topics of their choice in the target language. Extensive use is made of self-study materials using all of the four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). The nature of the small groups allows for extensive one-to-one coaching and discussion of work completed.



• Dedicated MFL Sixth Form Study Area equipped with satellite TV and other audio-visual facilities

• Up-to-date course book/self-study materials

• Small groups of about 6-12 students



A foreign language can be linked to most other academic skills at university and beyond.




GCSE grades of A*-B in the language to be studied



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