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Our specific aims:

  • To provide a first rate education for all students whatever their needs and abilities
  • To develop the ability to use and understand languages both imaginatively and creatively;
  • To develop a deeper understanding of grammar to enable learners to manipulate better foreign languages as well as English;
  • To offer insights into the culture and civilisation of the target language country and communities;
  • To encourage positive attitudes to foreign language learning and to speakers of foreign languages and a positive approach to other cultures and civilisations;
  • To develop students’ understanding of themselves and their own culture
  • To provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation
  • To form a sound base of skills, language and attitude required for further study, work and leisure;
  • To promote skills which have a wider application such as information technology and learning skills (e.g. analysis, memorising, drawing inference).

Our students are also given the opportunity to take part in an exchange programme and study visits at KS4 and KS5.

Having confident, resilient and empathetic students is one of our priorities. We encourage our students to develop their leadership skills and to be helpful citizens in our community. Therefore, this year we are very pleased to be launching the Language Leaders Programme, hoping to inspire younger learners and to enthuse them about their transition to Ashlyns School.

French

KEY STAGE 3 OVERVIEW

 

 

  YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9
AUTUMN 1 Tout sur moi
Classroom Language
Alphabet
Introduce yourself
Birthday/ where you live/ what language you speak 
Destinations Vacances 
Je vais en vacances
L’essentiel pour les vacances
Mes vacances de rêve 
A Table
En Pleine Forme
Talk about food
Give opinions of food and drink
Understand quantities  Tu manges bien ?
Comment vivre sainement ?
Attention: danger !
Ce sera comment ? 
AUTUMN 2 Mon monde perso Describe yourself and other people
Describe your personality
Talk about family members and friends
Animals and Colours
Bouger c’est important 
Tu aimes le sport?
Sport d’été ou sports d’hiver ?
Aie, j’ai mal !
Body Parts
SPRING 1 Ça, c’est mon truc
Mon look
Talk about clothes and say what style you like
Talk about the weather and what you wear on different occasions
Mon monde perso
School Subjects (opinions)
Timetable
Time
Ma journée
Accro à la technologie ?
Alors, quoi de neuf?La technologie: juste pour s’amuser?
Pour ou contre la technologie ?
Le meilleur gadget ? Un métier, un rêve !
Quel métier fais-tu ?
Le métier de mes rêves
Grandes ambitions !
Les petits boulots !
Echec et réussite
SPRING 2 Fashion Show
Talk about leisure activities
Allez 2
C’est quoi la France ?Mon pays
On est différents ?
Quelques Français célèbres
La BD, culture française ?
SUMMER 1 Mon Quartier Understand places in town
Describe a town
Say what activities you can do at different places
Ask for and give directions
Le monde des médias
La télé, ma réalité!
La musique, ma muse
Le ciné, ma passion !
Chez moi
Un toit à moi
Dessine-moi une maison
Ne pas déranger
La maison de mes rêves
Chez moi ça m’inspire
Project
SUMMER 2 SUMMER PROJET  

Film Project

KEY STAGE 4 OVERVIEW

GCSE French Exam Board:  AQA

 French YEAR 10 YEAR 11
AUTUMN 1 Technology in everyday life Home, town, neighbourhood and region 
AUTUMN 2 Free Time Activities Charity and voluntary work
SPRING 1 Customs and Festivals Healthy and unhealthy living
SPRING 2 Life at School and College  Environment and

Poverty

SUMMER 1 Jobs, career choices and ambitions Holidays and travel;

Regions of France

SUMMER 2 Recap of Units 1 and 3

Exam Skills 

Exam Skills

KEY STAGE 5 OVERVIEW

 French YEAR 12 YEAR 13
AUTUMN 1 Les changements dans la société française L’impact positif de l’immigration en France
AUTUMN 2 L’éducation Les défis de l’immigration et de l’intégration
SPRING 1 Le monde du travail L’extrême droite

 

Le Tartuffe

SPRING 2 La musique

 

Les Intouchables

La France occupée

 

Le Tartuffe

SUMMER 1 Les médias

 

Les Intouchables

Le régime de Vichy

 

Le Tartuffe

SUMMER 2 Les festivals et les traditions

 

Essay Skills

 

 

 

Spanish

 Spanish YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9
AUTUMN 1 Me Presento – Unit 1

Understanding the world order;

Learning numbers 1-31;

Introducing the verb tener;

Saying dates;

Question words;

Giving opinions;

Gender and plural nouns

Mis Pasatiempos 

Using the regular present tense;

Learning the verbs  jugar and hacer;

Extending use of verb like gustar with porque;

Using “if” and “when” constructions;

Using qué to make longer sentences;

Using comparatives mas and menos 

Adictas a la moda

Using demonstrative adjectives;

Forming the present continuous tense;

Using indefinite adjectives;

Using cardinal and ordinal numbers;

Using direct object pronouns;

Forming the conditional

AUTUMN 2 Mi Casa

Using es and està;

Using the verb vivir in the present tense;

Using the definite article;

Using prepositions of place with estar;

Using some basic conditional expressions

Yo y mi mundo 

Using reflexive verbs;

Using direct object pronouns;

Using certain prepositions with verbs;

Forming irregular verbs in the future and conditional;

Forming impersonal constructions

SPRING 1 Mi burbuja – Unit 2

Counting up to 200;

Using possessive adjectives;

Adjective agreements;

Using the verb ser;

Adverbs of frequency 

En mi ciudad 

Using hay with singular and plural nouns;

Using ir in the present tense;

Using the imperative;

Forming the near future;

Using the comparatives tan  and tan…como;

Using some key expressions with imperfect tense 

GCSE

Identity and Culture 

Reflexive verbs;

Using ser and estar;

Using the immediate future;

Using irregular adjectives and adjectives of nationality;

Using the perfect tense of regular verbs;

Using verbs with prepositions;

Using estar and the present continuous tense;

Using cuyo(whose) 

SPRING 2 Dieta y salud

Using the verbs comer and beber;

Forming negative expressions;

Using and usted;

Using mucho and poco;

Using the verb doler in the present tense;

Using the imperative

SUMMER 1 Mi Insti – Unit 6

Using the verb estudiar;

Using exclamations with qué;

Telling the time;

Using se puede and se debe;

Using antes de and después de

Por fin de vacaciones

Using ir with prepositions;

Using the verb soler;

Using common expressions and slang;

Forming the preterite tense (regular and irregular verbs);

Revisit the near future

Music, cinema and TV 

Food and eating out

Sport

Spain and customs

Festivals in Spain and Hispanic countries 

 

Revise the regular present tense;

Using two verbs together;

Radical changing verbs;

Using prepositions after para and con;

Immediate future;

Using hacer, salir, tener and haber in the future tense

 

SUMMER 2 Aqui mando yo

Forming negative expressions;

Forming acabar de;

Using mejor and peor;

Making comparisons with preferir …a;

Using ser and estar;

Using the future tense (regular verbs)

 

Spanish GCSE Exam Board:  AQA

 Spanish YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9
AUTUMN 1 Me Presento – Unit 1

Understanding the world order;

Learning numbers 1-31;

Introducing the verb tener;

Saying dates;

Question words;

Giving opinions;

Gender and plural nouns

Mis Pasatiempos 

Using the regular present tense;

Learning the verbs  jugar and hacer;

Extending use of verb like gustar with porque;

Using “if” and “when” constructions;

Using qué to make longer sentences;

Using comparatives mas and menos 

Adictas a la moda

Using demonstrative adjectives;

Forming the present continuous tense;

Using indefinite adjectives;

Using cardinal and ordinal numbers;

Using direct object pronouns;

Forming the conditional

AUTUMN 2 Mi Casa

Using es and està;

Using the verb vivir in the present tense;

Using the definite article;

Using prepositions of place with estar;

Using some basic conditional expressions

Yo y mi mundo 

Using reflexive verbs;

Using direct object pronouns;

Using certain prepositions with verbs;

Forming irregular verbs in the future and conditional;

Forming impersonal constructions

SPRING 1 Mi burbuja – Unit 2

Counting up to 200;

Using possessive adjectives;

Adjective agreements;

Using the verb ser;

Adverbs of frequency 

En mi ciudad 

Using hay with singular and plural nouns;

Using ir in the present tense;

Using the imperative;

Forming the near future;

Using the comparatives tan  and tan…como;

Using some key expressions with imperfect tense 

GCSE

Identity and Culture 

Reflexive verbs;

Using ser and estar;

Using the immediate future;

Using irregular adjectives and adjectives of nationality;

Using the perfect tense of regular verbs;

Using verbs with prepositions;

Using estar and the present continuous tense;

Using cuyo(whose) 

SPRING 2 Dieta y salud

Using the verbs comer and beber;

Forming negative expressions;

Using and usted;

Using mucho and poco;

Using the verb doler in the present tense;

Using the imperative

SUMMER 1 Mi Insti – Unit 6

Using the verb estudiar;

Using exclamations with qué;

Telling the time;

Using se puede and se debe;

Using antes de and después de

Por fin de vacaciones

Using ir with prepositions;

Using the verb soler;

Using common expressions and slang;

Forming the preterite tense (regular and irregular verbs);

Revisit the near future

Music, cinema and TV 

Food and eating out

Sport

Spain and customs

Festivals in Spain and Hispanic countries 

 

Revise the regular present tense;

Using two verbs together;

Radical changing verbs;

Using prepositions after para and con;

Immediate future;

Using hacer, salir, tener and haber in the future tense

 

SUMMER 2 Aqui mando yo

Forming negative expressions;

Forming acabar de;

Using mejor and peor;

Making comparisons with preferir …a;

Using ser and estar;

Using the future tense (regular verbs)

 

KEY STAGE 5 OVERVIEW

 Spanish YEAR 12 YEAR 13
AUTUMN 1 Los cambios en la estructura familiar  El impacto positivo de la inmigración en la sociedad 

española 

AUTUMN 2 El mundo laboral Los desafíos de la inmigración y de la integración en España 
SPRING 1 El impacto turístico en España La reacción pública y social a la inmigración 
SPRING 2 La música La Guerra Civil y el ascenso de Franco 
SUMMER 1 Los medios de la comunicación  La dictadura franquista 
SUMMER 2 El papel de las costumbres y las tradiciones  El paso de la dictadura a la democracia