Modern Foreign Languages Department

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MFL covers French, Spanish and German from KS3 through to GCSE and A level.

Students study either French or Spanish from Y7 and can opt to study a second language in Y9, Y10 or Y11. German is currently being taught as a second language. Students can continue their study of Languages in the department at A-level. Study visits to France and Spain are organised every year for students in Y9 and Y10. Mr Barnes is Head of Modern Foreign Languages Department. If you would like to contact Mr Barnes, please use our contact form.


French, Spanish and German KS3

In KS3, students develop their knowledge and understanding of a foreign language and their cultural awareness in the context of familiar topics. The foundations of the language, key vocabulary and grammar form an integral part of the learning experience in KS3. To find out more about Modern Foreign Languages KS3 please click on the PDF below.

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How you can help your child in French or Spanish:

Regular learning of key vocabulary is essential to ensure good progress in learning a language. You can support your child by encouraging them to read and review notes in their exercise book and their vocabulary book. It would be beneficial to have a French or Spanish dictionary at home as a learning resource. There are online resources to support the course. Teachers will direct students to recommended websites which will be noted in journals. Resources are also posted on Moodle, Notre Dame's virtual learning platform. You can encourage to child to listen to music and watch films in the target language. MFL films can often be found on Netflix. 



French and Spanish KS4 (GCSE)

In KS4 students build on their understanding and apply their knowledge of the language in the contexts of: Home and Abroad, Education and Employment, Home and Daily Routines, The Modern world and the Environment and Social activities. Students develop confidence in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. To find out more about Modern Foreign Languages KS4 please click on the PDF below.

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How you can help your child in GCSE French or Spanish:

You can support your child by encouraging them to read and review notes in their exercise book and their vocabulary book. It would be beneficial to have a French or Spanish dictionary at home as a learning resource. Teachers will direct students to recommended websites which will be noted in journals. Resources are also posted on Moodle, Notre Dame's virtual learning platform. You can encourage to child to listen to music and watch films in the target language. MFL films can often be found on Netflix.

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German (GCSE level) second language (short fat option)

Students studying German as a second language complete the GCSE level qualification in the course of one academic year – 5 hours a week. To find out more about Modern Foreign Languages GERMAN KS4 please click on the PDF below.



French and Spanish (A-Level)

A-level courses for French and Spanish start with an introduction to bridging the gap from GCSE to A' Level. Students develop their skills and understanding in the contexts of Family and Relationships, Mass Media, Popular Culture and more.To find out more about A-Level French and Spanish please click on the PDF below.

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How you can help your child in A-level French or Spanish:
Parents should discuss topical social and political issues with their child and encourage them to read newspapers and keep up to date with current affairs, both at home and abroad. You can also encourage your child to listen to music and watch films in the target language. MFL films can often be found on Netflix.

Exam Results

Information on exam results 2017 can be found by clicking here:

http://ndportal/index.php/information/item/688-exams

and downloading the document entitled ‘Exam Performance Data 2017’

 



Teachers in the MFL Department

Mr M Barnes - French/German/Spanish and Head of Department
Mrs J Dalrymple - Spanish/French
Mrs F Bullough - French/Spanish
Miss B Jimenez-Montes - French/Spanish
Miss H Jones - French/German/Spanish
Mrs Y Perez-Lopez - Spanish/French

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