The Languages department at Allerton Grange School is one of the most successful in the country, consistently securing outstanding GCSE results which are significantly above the national average. We are an inclusive department and a large proportion of students continue with languages at GCSE level, with many achieving A* and A grades.
Students continue with the language they studied in Years 7-9 to GCSE level.
A GCSE in a foreign language forms part of the "EBacc" qualification introduced by the Government, and is likely to be very important to students applying to universities, and to some employers in the coming years.
In Year 9, students have two hours of German a week. They work from the Echo 2 Textbook covering the topics listed below. They are assessed in all four skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing at the end of each unit.
- Autumn 1: Going out, arranging to meet, daily routine
- Autumn 2: Where I live
- Spring 1: Environment
- Spring 2: Preparing for GCSE: grammar revision, family and friends, free time and hobbies
- Summer 1: Preparing for GCSE: Grammar revision, school, holidays
- Summer 2: Preparing for GCSE: Grammar revision, shopping, jobs
In Year 9, students have two hours of Spanish a week. They work from the Listos 2 textbook covering the topics listed below. They are assessed in all four skills, Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing at the end of each unit.
- Autumn 1: Holidays
- Autumn 2: Holidays
- Spring 1: Food and drink
- Spring 2: Food and drink
- Summer 1: Grammar revision and GCSE preparation
- Summer 2: Grammar revision and GCSE preparation
In Year 9, students have two hours of French a week. They work covering the topics listed below. They are assessed in all 4 skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing at the end of each unit.
- Autumn 1: MT 19 Buildings in town, giving directions, using “aller,” articles
- Autumn 2: MT 20-21 What you can do in town, expressing agreement and disagreement, modal verbs
- Spring 1: MT 22-23 Holidays, reflexive verbs, using “nous”
- Spring 2: MT 24-25 Using higher numbers, ordering snacks, the near future, using “je voudrais”
- Summer 1: Perfect tense, giving opinions, zoo animals, French poetry and art
- Summer 2: Cultural film – “Au revoir les enfants.”
How parents can support
1. Test your child when they have a vocabulary test to revise for.
2. Encourage your child to use our online resources (see 'Useful Links' below) to practise the topic that they are studying in their language lesson.
German, French, Spanish -
www.linguascope.com Beginner section (Ask your MFL teacher for the Username and Password)
www.funwithlanguages.vacau.com KS3 Section