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The Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum at BGGS

 “You live a new life for every language you speak. If you only know one language, you only live once.”

Czech proverb.

 

At BGGS we are passionate about the benefits that learning a language can bring. We offer languages for all as we strongly believe in languages as a skill for life and something students should enjoy and find rewarding.

 

Our curriculum allows students to develop intercultural understanding, embrace their own culture and celebrate diversity. We aim to develop confident, resilient learners who can thrive in the world of work using the transferable skills that they have learned. Our objective is to enable students of all abilities to develop their language skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with assurance.

 

Our aim is for students to enhance their intellectual curiosity, their open-mindedness and their engagement, in order to take their place in the world as global citizens.

How we assess what your child is taught:

MFL

How will classwork be marked/

monitored/

graded/

self-assessed?

KS3

Once every 3 weeks; combination of verbal feedback, teacher monitoring using red pen, peer assessment and self-assessment.

KS4

Once every 3 weeks; combination of verbal feedback, teacher monitoring using red pen, peer assessment and self-assessment.

KS5

Once every 3 weeks; combination of verbal feedback, teacher marking using red pen and self-assessment.

What classwork will be marked?

KS3

Teachers will comment using red pen and/or praise stickers and improvement stickers, e.g. spelling, accents, etc.

 

KS4

Teachers will comment using red pen and/or praise stickers and improvement stickers, e.g. spelling, accents, etc.

KS5

Teachers will comment using Red pen.

 

How will students ‘reflect’ on marking/ feedback?

KS3/KS4/KS5

Students complete SMART Marking DIRT tasks and respond to feedback once a half term

How will Homework be marked/

monitored/

graded?

KS3

Peer and self-assessment. Marks recorded by teacher. 

KS4

Exam questions will be marked by teachers as well as self-assessment marking. Marks recorded by teacher.

KS5

Essays will be marked by the teacher and marks recorded

What are the formal Assessments? When are they marked?

KS3- End of Unit assessment completed termly. End of Year exams for Years 7-9 students in the summer term. All assessments are teacher marked and student feedback.

 

KS4- past exam question paper once every half term.

·         Year 11 winter and spring Mock exams with feedback given to the students. Students also provide feedback.

·         Year 10 End of Year exams in the summer term, including a formal speaking exam. Teacher feedback given to the students. Students also provide feedback.

 

KS5- past exam question paper once every half term, as well as Spring Trial exams.