Our board of fame has been updated with our most recent superstar linguists! Well done to all the boys who feature on it. They all received a prize and an email home. Great work boys!

Vision:

The MFL department at SFX offers Spanish and French to all the boys from year 7 onwards. We aim to provide our pupils with strong linguistic skills which will broaden their opportunities to travel and to work in businesses all over the world. We also give them a taste of different cultures and traditions, and pride ourselves in giving them a well-rounded insight to modern life in French and Spanish speaking countries.

Our language teachers understand the importance of using a variety of activities and a wide range of interactive equipment. The inclusion of other subjects in our lessons (such as IT, geography, numeracy and literacy), is also a priority to us as we want our pupils to realise that the use of languages is not restricted to the classroom but reaches all areas of life.

We are very proud of the excellent results achieved by our pupils at both GCSE and A Level in both languages.

Staff:

  • Mrs C. Thiery – Head of French
  • Mrs K. Fakir – Head of Spanish
  • Miss C Hulmes
  • Miss A. Vaughan
Courses: 

Key Stage 3 

Year 7

Term 1 Topics & Content:

  • Talking about yourself
  • Talking about school

Term 2 Topics & Content:

  • Talking about my family
  • Talking about my house and my town

Term 3 Topics & Content:

  • Talking about my free time
  • Studying about a trip to Madrid
Year 8

Term 1 Topics & Content:

  • Holidays
  • Food and Culture

Term 2 Topics & Content:

  • Clothes / Fashion
  • Studying about a trip to Barcelona

Term 3 Topics & Content:

  • Describing People
  • Making plans / Daily routines
Year 9

Term 1 Topics & Content:

  • Media
  • School 

Term 2 Topics & Content:

  • Healthy Living
  • Jobs and future aspirations

Term 3 Topics & Content:

  • The Spanish speaking world
  • Festivals 
  • Studying about a trip to Bilbao

Key Stage 4 –: Edexcel GCSE

Year 10

Term 1 Topics & Content:

  • Identity and Culture
  • Sports / Hobbies
  • Festivals
  • Social Media
  • TV / Music

Term 2 Topics & Content:

  • School
  • School uniform
  • Subjects – likes/dislikes
  • Comparison to primary school
  • School Trips
  • Exchanges

Term 3 Topics & Content:

  • Local area, travel and tourism
  • Towns and cities
  • Holidays
  • Holiday activities
  • Weather
Year 11

Term 1 Topics & Content:

  • Future Aspirations, study and work
  • Future studies
  • Work experience
  • Future jobs
  • Use of languages outside the classroom

Term 2 Topics & Content:

  • International and Global Dimension / Environment
  • Environmental problems
  • How to save the environment
  • The future of the planet
  • What you do to protect the environment
  • Music Festivals
  • Global Sporting events

Term 3 Topics & Content:

  • Revision of all 4 skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Speaking assessment
  • Exam preparation

Key Stage 5 – : AQA A Level

Year 12

Term 1 Topics & Content:

  • Introducing the A Level specification and expectations.
  • Cementing grammatical knowledge from GCSE
  • Modern and Traditional values

Term 2 Topics & Content:

  • Spanish Regional Identity
  • Cyber Space
  • Modern day idols

Term 3 Topics & Content:

  • Equal Rights
  • Cultural Heritage
Year 13

Term 1 Topics & Content:

  • Social Issues
  • Current affairs
  • Literature – La Casa de Bernarda Alba
  • Film – El Laberinto del Fauno

Term 2 Topics & Content:

  • Political Life in Spain
  • The youth today
  • Social movements

Term 3 Topics & Content:

  • Preparation for the speaking assessment
  • Revision
  • Exam Practice
Out of Hours Activities (what, when,where):

French club for year 7 – Tuesday 15.10 – 15.30

Night Owl – Year 10 – Wednesday 15:15 – 16:00

                      Year 11 – Tuesday – 15:15 – 16:00

                      Year 13 – Thursday – 15:15 – 16:00

Theatre/Art/Cinema Trips – Annually

University Language Visits – KS4 and KS5

Trips to France and Spain – KS3, KS4 and KS5

Upcoming trips:

  • Year 11 weekend to Paris in January 2020
  • Visit from our link French school in Brittany in April 2020
  • KS3 PGL trip to the south of France in July 2021
Department Website Links (including exam boards, revision sites etc):