Modern Foreign Languages
The Intent of the MFL Curriculum at St Luke’s C of E School is to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve in their language learning:
- Most students will experience learning of both French and Spanish to enable them to make an informed choice for study at GCSE.
- Students will have opportunities to build their cultural knowledge of French and Spanish speaking nations through the use of authentic texts and TL films/cartoons.
- Students will improve their understanding of grammatical terminology to help their understanding of other languages (and their own).
- Students will have the opportunity to attend extra-curricular clubs and competitions to support their language learning.
- Students will be prepared to transition from KS3 to KS4 with the skills and knowledge required to excel in KS4.
- Understand the culture and customs of other nationalities.
The intent of our curriculum is implemented through:
- Quality first teaching.
- Highly focused lesson design with high demands for all students.
- Appropriate use of teacher questioning, modelling and explaining.
- Regular use of encouragement and praise to motivate students.
- Regular quizzing and testing to identify gaps in knowledge.
- Appropriate intervention for underperforming students.
- Consistent approaches in teaching across all MFL classrooms.
- At KS3 use of evidence based research to inform planning and teaching (NCELP Hub Project).
- At KS4 use of model answers to promote high achievement for all students.
The big questions
The big questions posed by our curriculum are:
- How and why do languages evolve over time (impact of invasion/war)?
- Why are there differences in cultures between people who speak different languages?
- Why is it important to understand different languages in order to understand a different culture?
- What makes a good friend/family member?
- What impact do we have (globally) on the environment?
- What are your hopes / dreams for the future?
5 Year Plan
St Luke’s is a wonderful place.
A school full of staff who are dedicated to improving the life chances of every student that attends the school.
Kealey Sherwood, Headteacher