The MFL teaching class rooms are found in the FB Block towards the back of the school. MFL (Spanish or French) forms part of the core curriculum at KS3 is as an option choice at KS4 – with recommendation for choosing a language for students aspiring for EBACC. Groups are organised into sets in all year groups where possible. Students can elect to study Spanish or French as post-16 courses.
We believe that learning a language is vital in order to develop citizens who can compete in an increasingly globalised workplace. In the MFL faculty here at Sprowston Academy we aim to:
Our Curriculum design aims to maximise opportunities and reflect the high expectations of all students in the MFL Faculty. We also recognise the broader development of students and the importance of learning both in and outside the classroom.
All staff in the MFL Faculty recognise their role in ensuring the quality of the curriculum offer. Everyone keeps abreast of new ideas and approaches to teaching and learning within their subject. They share resources and knowledge because their belief is based on an understanding that outstanding teaching and learning is at the heart of a world class curriculum.
“ If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” ‒Nelson Mandela
Students will communicate with other people, finding out how language works and learning about different countries and cultures. Students will:
Each MFL subject follows an Edexcel course (French 1FR0, German 1GN0 and Spanish 1SP0). Lessons will offer students the chance to develop their speaking, listening and writing skills in the language of their choice. Students will work to prepare for the following assessments –
Two role-plays. Scenario is set. Students will be expected to interact and communicate on topics covered, incl. initiating conversations and responding to unexpected questions. Stimulus will be provided for both.
A conversation that will cover any of the main themes covered in class. Learners will be given opportunity to cover extended sequences of speech. Subject content covered in role-plays will not be repeated.
In the listening test, you will answer questions on recorded material from different topic areas. In the reading test, you will answer questions about texts on different topics, for example adverts, newspaper articles, literary texts (adapted) and e-mails.
Reading paper also includes translation of short passages into English (min. 35 words foundation tier and min. 50 words for higher tier).
Writing - Foundation or higher - 25% of the final grade examination
Reading & Listening - Foundation (1hr15) Higher (1 h45) 25% each of the final grade