In the multicultural world in which we live today learning languages is increasingly important. The transferable skills that learning languages develops, most notably that of communication supports learning across the curriculum as well as building key life skills that all of our students need to become successful adults. All Outwood Academy Portland Students achieve well and enjoy languages with the support of our team of specialist French and Spanish teachers who deliver engaging and inspiring lessons. With enrichment opportunities including visits to France and Spain, students can experience the culture first hand and put their knowledge into practice.
|Miss Amy Summers||Head of Modern Foreign Languages||Miss Becky Hall||Second in Modern Foreign Languages|
|Miss Lucie Barnfather||Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages|
|Miss Gisela Hurst||Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages|
The MFL course in years 7 & 8 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE French or Spanish course in years 9, 10 & 11. This year we have implemented a new Scheme of Learning which introduces a wide range of vocabulary linked to contexts which students can relate to.
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|Year 7||Introductions||Superhero - Describing self and others||Schools Around the World||Leisure||Cultural Unit|
|Year 8||Technology and Social Media||CSI - describing an incident using the past tense||Holidays||Town||Home||Food and Drink|
Theme 1 – Identity and culture: This theme contains the units – Me, my family and friends, Technology in everyday life, Free-time activities and Customs and festivals.
Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas of interest: This theme contains the units – Home, town neighbourhood and region, Social issues, Global issues and Travel and tourism.
Theme 3 – Current & Future study & employment: This theme contains the units – My studies, Life at school and college, Education post-16, Jobs, career choices and ambitions.
The MFL GCSE is assessed in the following way:
|1 listening, reading and writing||45%|
|1 listening, reading and writing||50%|