- Key GCSE and A level changes at a glance (first two pages - then Fr/Ger/Sp suggestions on themes, books and films for AS and A level)
- DfE KS2 Programme of study
- DfE KS3 Programme of study
- DfE KS4 Subject Content
- KS2-KS4 overview of statutory requirements (by skill)
- New GCSE grades explained (Ofqual)
- ALCAB report on Languages (summary)
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Here are all the materials from today's Coventry Secondary MFL Network meeting on "New GCSEs and A levels":
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Monday, 24 November 2014
Friday, 14 November 2014
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
(Sources: Ofqual and DfE)
- all four skills weighted 25%
- all exams are final
- Higher and Foundation tiers for all four exams (including writing and speaking)
- either Higher OR Foundation for all four exams (no mix and match)
- all exams to be marked by exam boards
- speaking exams are final “non-exam assessments” which means that they are not all at the same time but during an exam period (same as oral exams for Alevel and as the previous speaking exams)
- Translation (from English-TL and TL-English) will be part of the Reading/Writing exam at Higher AND Foundation
- Listening: 20-30% questions in TL
- Reading: 30-40% questions in TL (adapted literary texts will be included)
- New Topic areas:
2. Local, national, international and global areas of interest
3. Current and future study and employment
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Thursday, 2 October 2014
Sign up to our 2 new FREE primary languages courses - one for Subject Leaders and one for class teachers (Y3-6). Courses run from November - March, are accessible online and all training sessions are scheduled as twilights (4-5pm) except for the subject leader launch conference. There is a big focus on progression and assessment with clear reference to the new KS2 curriculum for languages AND English.
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Friday, 26 September 2014
We had a fabulous #EuropeanDayofLanguages week culminating in our second Going Places with Languages Year 11 Careers Conference. Thank you to our partners, the European Commission (via VC from Brussels), COMTEC Translations, SIEMENS and the University of Birmingham!
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Monday, 22 September 2014
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Sunday, 14 September 2014
We successfully bid for funding from the Department for Education in partnership with Howes Primary School and Warwick University last June to plan, resource and deliver two CPD programmes: One for primary subject leaders and one for class teachers, both to meet the demands of the new KS2 curriculum in MFL comprehensively and systematically covering the age related expectations by skill and year group. Have a look and sign up here!
Saturday, 19 July 2014
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Friday, 18 July 2014
Thursday, 17 July 2014
We've had the privilege again of working with 15 enthusiastic and inspiring trainee teachers from Hiroshima via Warwick University again. The 10 week teaching programme culminated in a carousel-style morning of cultural and language-related activities: ありがとう!
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Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Monday, 7 July 2014
About 30 Year 5 students from St. John's Primary School worked with 30 of our Year 7 students on the topic of "Exploration and Storytelling". They were taught by our Year 9 Young Language Leaders and other enthusiastic Year 9 students and created a range of amazing online picture books using www.storybird.com. See their results here!
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Sunday, 22 June 2014
We are proud to announce that Cynthia was awarded second place in the KS4 category at the highly prestigious Nihongo Cup - the annual Japanese speech contest at the Japanese Embassy in London. There were 6 other finalists in KS4 from around the country. Cynthia was the first to give her speech and although she looked slightly nervous, she spoke absolutely freely (of course!) whereas many finalists used notes. Cynthia received a silver medal, a digital camera and Japanese reading books for her to improve her Japanese even more!
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Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Friday, 6 June 2014
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
A massive well done to all our competitors in this year's Language Perfect World Championship! We can't wait to hand out the certificates in assembly and announce the overall winner whose name will be the first to be engraved on our trophy (see previous post).
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Our Y8 and 9 students have had a great time getting to know the 15 trainee teachers from Hiroshima, Japan. The teachers are completing a 3 month placement at Warwick university and are helping out in our Japanese lessons with all sorts of activities including origami, kanji writing, speaking and listening work and a variety of cultural exchange activities.
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Monday, 19 May 2014
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