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FRENCH:

Key Stage 3

In Year 7 our language work is focussed around the theme of “Self and Family.” Students learn the language to describe themselves, their likes, dislikes, family, home and town.

All four language skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing are developed). We also work on basic grammar, pronunciation, spelling, pair-work and vocabulary learning techniques. Year 7 practises the skills needed to make language-learning stimulating and successful.

In Year 8, the topics covered include school, free-time and holidays. The language skills are developed further and students are introduced to the past and future tenses. More emphasis is given to encouraging confidence in the speaking.

In Year 9 we continue to extend vocabulary and to develop grammatical understanding. Our work on the past and future tenses encourages students to reach high levels of attainment, paving the way for good grades at G.C.S.E. Topics include ‘Healthy Living.’ Future plans and project work looking at the importance of languages in our social and working lives.

Key Stage 4

In Years 10 and 11, we continue to develop the language and to extend the grammar preparation for the GCSE. The trick is to keep on top of the vocabulary and grammar with regular revision and home study.

During this course, students will complete two written tasks and two speaking tasks which represent 60% of the final GCSE.

Some students will take the French GCSE at the end of Year 10 as part of the Fast Track Dual Linguist course.

GERMAN:

Key Stage 3

Some students will begin studying German in Year 8, as well as studying French. German is an exciting, logical and interesting language. In Year 8, students will cover topics focused on self, family, school, sports and hobbies.

Students continue to study German in Year 9 developing vocabulary and grammar. Students will focus on topics such as free time, healthy living and going out.

At the end of KS3, students may opt to continue their German studies as part of the Dual Linguist course, or the 2 year GCSE.

Key Stage 4

During this course, students will complete 2 written tasks and 2 speaking tasks which represent 60% of the final GCSE.

In Years 10 and 11 we continue to develop the language and to extend the grammar in preparation for the GCSE. The trick is to keep on top of the vocabulary and grammar with regular revision and home study.

The Fast Track Dual Linguists will take the German at the end of Year 11.

 

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7 students in Year 7 have taken on the ultimate challenge – to write and record a pop song in French and to produce a pop video to accompany it! Not only that, but they have entered their video into a region-wide competition. To show your support, please follow the link below to vote for them (Number 20 – Ecoutez, Répétez by Heathfield Community School).

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Year 8 reach Foreign Film Competition Final at Bristol University

Just before Christmas, a number of Year 8 students took on the challenge of creating their own short film in a Foreign Language as part of the ALL South West competition. One group succeeded in being invited to the grand final at Bristol University on Friday 20th March. This was a fantastic achievement as only 5 films were selected from the entire South West region. This is their entry – Modern Rotkappchen. The students starring in this film are: Libby Gould 8T, Sophia Valmiki 8T and Georgina Croft 8R.


You can access an audio version of Mon Guide Francais here!

Year 8 Mon Guide Francais Recordings

Click here to access an audio recording of Mon Aide Francais!

Mon Aide Year 9 Recordings

You can access an audio version of your Mon Ami by clicking this post!

Year 7 Mon Ami recordings

Italy Trip!

Every other year, during Activities week, we go to Italy for 6 days. We tend to visit different Italian regions like Liguria (next to the French border) and that gives the opportunity to have a day in Monte Carlo!

So far we have been to:

  • Naples and Pompei twice
  • Venice twice
  • Once to Lake Garda
  • Once to Rome
  • Once to Perugia, where we visited Assisi e Foligno.