KS3 Languages

Year 7 

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
French:

Self, Family & Friends

Describing myself & others

House & Home

French:

School

Hobbies

French:

Daily Routine

Pocket money

Cultural projects

Year 8

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
French:

Food & Drink

Healthy Living

My town

French:

Jobs

Future Plans

Holidays & Tourism

French:

France

French-speaking world

Cultural projects

German:

Self, Family & Friends

Describing myself & others

House & Home

German:

School

Hobbies

German:

Daily Routine

Pocket money

Cultural projects

Spanish:

Self, Family & Friends

Describing myself & others

House & Home

Spanish:

School

Hobbies

Spanish:

Daily Routine

Pocket money

Cultural projects

Year 9

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
French:

Transactional conversations

Technology

French:

Where I live

Media

French:

Free time & Leisure

Cultural projects

German:

Food & Drink

Healthy Living

My town

German:

Jobs

Future Plans

Holidays & Tourism

German:

Germany

German-speaking world

Cultural projects

Spanish:

Food & Drink

Healthy Living

My town

Spanish:

Jobs

Future Plans

Holidays & Tourism

 

Spanish:

Spain

spanish-speaking world

Cultural projects

Homework

  • Reading comprehension
  • Written expression
  • Vocabulary learning
  • Cultural research
  • Preparation for internal assessments / controlled assessments
  • Translation of short sentences/text

 

Other Useful Information

At Key Stages 3 & 4, www.linguascope.com is an excellent resource for revision and reinforcement of core vocabulary. Students will be provided with the log-on details and can access from home. A small bi-lingual dictionary is compulsory equipment for all students studying a language.

Throughout KS3, all students will be given tasks containing the following core skills to prepare them for their GCSE-style assessments. These tasks will take place in class, as and when the class teacher decides.

  • W:Translation (into/from TL)
  • W: Structured bullet points
  • S: Role-play
  • S: Picture card
  • S: Structured Conversation
  • Target language questioning

 

Assessment:

Students are assessed in four skill areas:

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking

KS3 assessments are designed to allow cumulative learning and to use the skills required at GCSE level.

 

5 ways I can help my son/daughter

1

A suitable revision guide to help with independent study.

2

A bi-lingual dictionary to help with homework.

3

Regular vocabulary testing on work completed in class.

4

Preparation/revision for controlled assessments.

5

Encouraging an interest in the culture as well as the language of target-language countries.