Modern Foreign Languages

Exam Board: AQA

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Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum Summary
Year 7 Pupils entering Swanmore College in Year 7 all study French. Many of our pupils will have already begun to learn French in their primary schools, so we aim to enable them to deepen their knowledge and adapt to the demands of learning a language at secondary school, whilst helping others to catch up with the basics. We focus on students acquiring the skills which will help students to make more rapid progress.
Year 8 All pupils continue with French, and will also experience a series of ‘taster lessons’ in the other languages which we offer at GCSE; Spanish, Italian and German.
Year 9 Modern Foreign Languages become optional at Swanmore in KS4 but we would encourage pupils to study a language in KS4 as a GCSE qualification in a language will be looked on favourably by the majority of colleges and universities. More able linguists might consider studying both French and another language to GCSE level.
Year 10
Year 11