Welcome to the MFL Department
Members of the Department
Head of Department - Mrs S Poynter SPoynter@archbishops.kent.sch.uk
Teacher of Spanish - 2nd in charge - Miss M Amboage MAmboage@archbishops.kent.sch.uk
Teacher of French and Spanish - Miss E Neustaedter ENeustaedter@archbishops.kent.sch.uk
Teacher of French - Mr C Renier CRenier@archbishops.kent.sch.uk
Teacher of Spanish and French - Mrs L Lister firstname.lastname@example.org
KS3 MFL Home Learning
Pupils should allocate a minimum of 30 minutes per week of their Home Learning time to each of the languages that they study. Students have a learning Homework set at least every other week and need to revise their vocabulary lists for a test on the following lesson. Lists are available on the Home Learning drive and clearly labelled per year groups and terms.
Occasionally, additional tasks may be set to consolidate the learning that has taken place in class. It may consist of reading comprehension tasks and short pieces of written work. Pupils are also expected to review their class work and use the department marking code to help them make corrections to their own work.
KS3 MFL Curriculum
The year group is split into two halves (Matthew/Mark/Luke House – North- and John/Paul/Peter House- South) for timetabling reasons. Y7 pupils study French in North, and Spanish in South. They receive 5 hours of Language study per fortnight. They are taught in their form groups.
In Y7 we are currently studying the following topics:
The year group is split into two halves (Matthew/Mark/Luke House – North- and John/Paul/Peter House- South) for timetabling reasons. Y8 pupils study French in North, and Spanish in South. They receive 4 hours of Language study per fortnight. They are taught in their form groups.
In Y8 we are currently studying the following topics:
All pupils study French and Spanish for 3 hours per fortnight per language. In French students are set in 3 groups of ability. In Spanish, there are 2 groups of ability and a disapplied group where students work on developing independent skills and consolidating their knowledge in English and Maths.
MFL is currently an optional subject at KS4. However, our pupils see the opportunities our subject will give them in further education and employment. As a result, we encourage a vast majority of students to continue to study at least one MFL at GCSE.
Both French and Spanish languages follow the AQA GCSE course specification. It is a linear examination taken at the end of y11 and assessed on 4 skills: Listening, speaking, reading and writing, all equally weighted (25%). Students can be entered for a Foundation or a Higher Tier.
A pass for this examination is a level 4-5.