KS3

Year 7

In year 7, all students study French, German and Spanish. In each language pupils learn how to speak and write about themselves, their family and pets, their school, their home, their leisure activities, their town and their holidays. They also understand others talking about these topics.

Year 8

In year 8, students choose to continue with two languages.

  • In French, pupils learn how to speak and write about daily routine, making arrangements, describing people, illness, food and drink, a visit to France. They also understand others talking about these topics.
  • In German, pupils learn how to speak and write about daily routine, illness, healthy living, food and drink, pocket money, a visit to Germany. They also understand others talking about these topics.
  • In Spanish, pupils learn how to speak and write about food and drink, shopping, clothes, going on holiday, illness and healthy living.

Grammar is further developed with the introduction of the past tense and the simple future tense in all three languages.

Year 9

As pupils grow more mature in their tastes and outlook, the topics covered begin to reflect this: modern media and entertainment, the environment, future career plans, the global world, homelessness, problems of young people.
In all 3 languages, the use of the past, present and future tenses is consolidated thereby giving pupils access to the higher National Curriculum levels. Pupils learn how to formulate their ideas using some more complex structures.

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