Year 9 Options Evening - Tuesday, 23 April 2024, between 6.00pm – 7.30pm!

MFL (Languages)

The MFL curriculum at The Roseland is focused on the development of all students’ communication skills, self-efficacy, strong and durable retention of language, independence and autonomy. Through the 3 pillars of progression – phonology, vocabulary and grammar, students will gain a strong phonetic knowledge that enables them to converse (and pronounce new vocabulary) confidently and provides a reinforcement of many literacy skills from their first language.

They will learn how to manipulate grammar to allow them to personalise information and retain core phrases that can be recycled in a large number of purposeful, real-life situations. Through this knowledge and confidence, they will become resilient and competent linguists who are open-minded and versatile communicators. By the end of KS3, students will understand what it is to be a linguist. Pupils will have a curiosity and fascination in discovering the world and its people, as well as having an interest and intention to travel in order to deepen their understanding of different cultures and societies.

Students will develop an extensive core of vocabulary and grammatical structures which will be learned and regularly practised and retrieved so that students are confident and fluent communicators in a variety of contexts across all 4 language skills. Students will leave the school with the knowledge and understanding of communicative functions that enable them to apply what they know to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts from family life to ethical issues and the world of work. This will help them to go on to achieve their potential and enhance their employability profile, not just at A-Level and in Higher Education but as global citizens.

Linguists at The Roseland Academy will have an appreciation for the world they live in and a deep understanding of their place in an ever-changing multi-cultural society. Through a knowledge rich curriculum, students will acquire the skills needed to develop the four main skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in the target language. The invaluable communication skills and creativity developed through learning a foreign language will foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of other cultures on a local, national and international stage.

We support students to undertake a GCSE in a foreign language in order to develop important learning skills that not only help them in other subjects, but also equip them for life. Therefore we encourage all students to seriously consider undertaking a language as an option at Key Stage Four.

The four areas of study in Years 10 and 11 are: Out and About, Customer Service and Transactions, Personal information and Education, Work and Future plans.

During the course, students undertake 2 controlled assessments in writing, worth 30% of the final grade. They also undertake 2 controlled assessments in speaking, worth 30% of the final grade. As part of the final season students undertake a listening exam and a reading exam, both worth 20% of the final mark. The current exam board for both French and Spanish is AQA.

With increased foreign travel, the world is becoming a much smaller place and studying another language can only serve to enhance our experiences.