Balshaw’s Church of England High School

Modern Languages

Modern Languages Staff

For more information about the Subject curriculum, please contact: Mrs C Wood the Curriculum Leader.

  • Mrs C Wood - Curriculum Leader
  • Miss C Begaud
  • Mrs J Lylyk
  • Mrs J Singleton de Carranza
  • Mrs L Dudley
  • Mrs A Moreno

Year 7

Topic outline

At Balshaw’s all students in Year 7 will have four French lessons every two weeks or four Spanish lessons every two weeks.

Students are taught in mixed ability groups.

In Year 7 students will study four to five modules.

Students are also taught how to use classroom language to make sure that they use French as much as they can.

French

Module 1 - La rentrée - covers the following topics:

  • Phonics
  • Introducing yourself
  • Numbers and age
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Describing the classroom
  • Talking about likes and dislikes
  • Describing yourself
  • Say what activities you do

Module 2 - En classe - covers the following topics:

  • Colors
  • Time
  • School Subjects
  • School uniform
  • School day
  • Describing school is in France and England

Module 3 - Mon temps libre - covers the following topics:

  • Weather/seasons
  • Talking about what sports you play
  • Saying what activities you do
  • Booking out sport in French speaking countries
  • Talking about what you like doing
  • Forming and answering questions

Module 4 - Ma vie de famille - covers the following topics:

  • Describing your family
  • Talking about where you like
  • Talking about breakfast
  • Learning about 'Bastille Day'
  • Talking about animals
  • Using higher numbers

Module 5 - En ville - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about places in a town or village
  • Saying where you go out at the weekend
  • Inviting someone out
  • Ordering drinks and snacks
  • Saying what you are going to do
  • Talking about plans for a special weekend
 YEAR 7 FRENCH VOCABULARY SHEETS
Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Module 5  

 

Year 8

Topic Outline

In Year 8, pupils are in ability sets and have five lessons of French or Spanish every two weeks. 

Although all of our students follow the same scheme of work, work is differentiated to the ability of the students.

Scheme of Work

French

Module 1 - T'es branché(e)? - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about television programmes
  • Talking about films
  • Talking about reading
  • Talking about the internet
  • Talking about what you do in different weather

Module 2  – Paris, je t'adore! - covers the following topics:

  • Saying what you can do in Paris
  • Saying what you like doing
  • Asking for tourist information
  • Saying what you visited and what it was like
  • Saying what you did

Module 3 – Mon identité - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about personality
  • Talking about relationships
  • Talking about music
  • Talking about clothes
  • Talking about last weekend

Module 4 – Chez moi, chez toi - covers the following topics:

  • Saying where you would like to live
  • Describing your home
  • Talking about meals
  • Discussing what food to buy
  • Talking about a forthcoming event

Module 5 – Quel talent?! - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about talent and ambition
  • Saying what you must and can do
  • Telling someone what to do
  • Describing people's personalities
  • Showing how much you can do with the French language

Module 6 – Studio découverte - covers the following topics:

  • World geography and French-speaking countries
  • How to plant a garden
  • The French Revolution
 YEAR 8 FRENCH VOCABULARY SHEETS
ROUGE Module 1 ROUGE Module 2 ROUGE Module 3 ROUGE Module 4 ROUGE Module 5

VERT
Module 1

VERT
Module 2

VERT
Module 3

VERT
Module 4

VERT
Module 5

Spanish Year 7

Module 1 - ¡Vamos! - covers the following topics:

  • Greetings
  • Age and birthdays
  • Numbers up to 31
  • School bag items
  • Alphabet
  • Classroom vocabulary
  • Spanish speaking countries

Module 2 - En el Instituto - covers the following topics:

  • School subjects
  • Days of the week
  • Opinions of teachers
  • Opinions of school subjects
  • Snacks
  • Money
  • Numbers up to 100

Module 3 - Mi Famila - covers the following topics:

  • Family members
  • Household pets
  • Colours
  • Physical descriptions
  • Hair and eyes

Module 4 - En Casa - covers the following topics:

  • European countries
  • Regions
  • Home Descriptions
  • Rooms of the house
  • Activities at home
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Daily routine

Module 5 - El Tiempo Libre - covers the following topics:

  • Hobbies
  • Time
  • Sport
  • Opinions of free time activities
  • Future activities
 YEAR 7 SPANISH VOCABULARY SHEETS
Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Module 5
 YEAR 8 SPANISH VOCABULARY SHEETS
Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Module 5

Year 9

Topic outline

Scheme of Work

In Year 9 students are in ability sets and will do either four French lessons every two weeks or four Spanish lessons every two weeks.

Topics covered are described below:

French Year 9

Module 1 –  Ma vie sociale d'ado - covers the following topics:

  • Describing yourself
  • Talking about Facebook
  • Inviting someone out
  • Describing a date
  • Describing a music event

 

​​​​​​ Module 3 – Á L'horizon - covers the following topics:

  • Discussing your future
  • Learning languages
  • Talking about your job
  • Describing what your job involves
  • Talking about your ambitions

Module 4 – Spécial vacances - covers the following topics:

  • Discussing holidays
  • Imagining adventure holidays
  • Talking about what you take with you on holiday
  • Describing holiday disasters
  • Visiting a tourist attraction

 

At this stage of the scheme of work, students who have chosen French as an option will start the GCSE course.

The other students will study the following:

Module 2 - Bien dans sa peau – covers the following topics:

  • Learning the parts of the body
  • Learning about sport
  • Learning about healthy eating
  • Making plans to get fit
  • Describing levels of fitness

Module 5 - Moi dans le monde – covers the following topics:

  • Discussing what you are allowed to do
  • Explaining what's important to you
  • Talking about things you buy
  • Describing what makes you happy
  • Learning about human rights issues
YEAR 9 FRENCH VOCABULARY SHEETS

ROUGE
Module 1

ROUGE
Module 2

ROUGE
Module 3
ROUGE
Module 4
ROUGE
Module 5
ROUGE
Module 5a
ROUGE
Module 6

VERT
Module 1

VERT
Module 2
VERT
Module 3
VERT
Module 4
VERT
Module 5
VERT
Module 5a
VERT
Module 6

 

Spanish Year 9

Module 4 - En Casa - covers the following topics:

  • European countries
  • Regions
  • Home Descriptions
  • Rooms of the house
  • Activities at home
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Daily routine

Module 5 - El Tiempo Libre - covers the following topics:

  • Hobbies
  • Time
  • Sport
  • Opinions of free time activities
  • Future activities

Module 6 - En La Cuidad - covers the following topics:

  • Regions – revision and extension
  • Places in town
  • Directions
  • Arranging to go out
  • Weather and sessions
  • Next weekend

Module 1 - Mi Vida - covers the following topics:

  • Introductions
  • Describing friends
  • Nationality
  • Places and activities in town
  • Extended interviews
  • Daily routine

Module 2 - Diviértete - covers the following topics:

  • Television programmes
  • Genres of films
  • Arranging to go out
  • Giving excuses
  • Discussion – problems and finding solutions

Module 3 - Mis Vacaciones - covers the following topics:

  • Countries
  • Transport
  • Free time activities
  • Opinions in the past
  • Combining tenses
  • South America

Module 4 - La Comida - covers the following topics:

  • Meals and meal times
  • Snacks
  • Market food
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Quantities
  • Restaurant food
  • Ordering meals
  • Past food and questions
YEAR 9 SPANISH VOCABULARY SHEETS
Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Module 4a Module 5 Module 6

GCSE French

Topic outline

At Balshaw’s we use the Edexcel exam board and study the linear course. We use the resources from ‘Studio’. The GCSE has two tiers, foundation and higher. The foundation paper allows students to access up to Grade 5. The higher paper allows students to access up to Grade 9.

Year 10

Year 10 students have 5 languages lessons every two weeks

Foundation French Year 10

Module 1 – Qui Suis-je? - covers the following topics:

  • Revising family and describing people
  • Revising places in town, activities and times
  • Talking about friends and what makes a good friend
  • Talking about family relationships
  • Making arrangements to go out
  • Describing a day out
  • Talking about role models

Module 2 – Cultural Life - covers the following topics:

  • Revising leisure activities
  • Revising films and going to the cinema
  • Talking about sport
  • Talking about using technology
  • Discussing reading habits and music
  • Talking about television programmes
  • Talking about a night out with friends

Module 3 – Daily Life - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about food and meals
  • Discussing clothes and what to wear
  • Describing your daily life
  • Shopping for clothes
  • Describing festivals and traditions
  • Talking about shopping for a special meal
  • Describing family celebrations

Module 4 – Town, Region and Country - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about where you live and what you can do there
  • Describing a town and asking the way
  • Describing a region
  • Finding out tourist information
  • Discussing plans and the weather
  • Talking about your town, village or neighbourhood

Module 5 – Holidays - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about what you normally do on holiday
  • Staying in a hotel
  • Talking about travelling
  • Saying what you do and did on holiday
  • Ordering in a restaurant
  • Buying souvenirs
  • Talking about holiday disasters
YEAR 10 FOUNDATION FRENCH VOCABULARY SHEETS
Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Module 5

Foundation French Year 11 

 

Module 6 - What School is Like and My studies, Life at School/College - covers the following topics:

  • Revising school subjects and talking about your timetable
  • Giving opinions about school subjects and facilities
  • Talking about your school and school in France
  • Discussing rules and regulations
  • Talking about school activities
  • Talking about school activities

Module 7 - Work, Ambitions and Using Languages Beyond the Classroom - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about jobs
  • Discussing work preferences
  • Talking about plans, hopes and wishes
  • Discussing the importance of languages
  • Talking about how you earn money
  • Discussing work experience

 

Module 8 – Environmental Issues and Bringing the World Together - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about what makes you tick and what concerns you
  • Discussing the weather and natural disasters
  • Talking about protecting the environment
  • Talking about ethical shopping
  • Talking about volunteering
  • Talking about big events
YEAR 11 FOUNDATION FRENCH VOCABULARY SHEETS
Module 5 Module 6 Module 7 Module 8

Higher French Year 10

Module 1 - Who Am I? - covers the following topics:

  • Revising family and describing people
  • Talking about friends and what makes a good friend
  • Revising places in town and activities
  • Talking about family relationships
  • Making arrangements to go out
  • Describing a night out with friends
  • Talking about your life when you were younger
  • Talking about role models

Module 2 - Cultural Life and Daily Life - covers the following topics:

  • Revising sport and music
  • Talking about sport
  • Revising technology, films and TV
  • Talking about your life online
  • Talking about books and reading
  • Talking about television programmes
  • Talking about films and actors
  • Talking about food and meals
  • Talking about food for special occasions
  • Discussing shopping for clothes
  • Using polite language
  • Describing your daily life
  • Describing family celebrations
  • Describing festivals and traditions

Module 3 - Town, Region and Country - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about where you live, weather and transport
  • Describing a town and asking the way
  • Describing a region
  • Talking about your town, village or district
  • Discussing what to see and do
  • Discussing plans and weather

Module 4 - Town, Region and Country, Holidays Travel and Tourist Transactions - covers the following topics:

  • Describing community projects
  • Talking about what you normally do on holiday
  • Talking about holidays and the future
  • Talking about an ideal holiday
  • Booking and reviewing hotels
  • Ordering in a restaurant
  • Talking about travelling
  • Buying souvenirs
  • Talking about holiday disasters
  • Talking about holidays - past and future
  • Talking about an ideal holiday
  • Booking and reviewing hotels
  • Ordering in a restaurant
  • Talking about travelling
  • Buying souvenirs
  • Talking about holiday disasters

Module 5 - What is School Like - covers the following topics:

  • Revising school subjects
  • Talking about your school
  • Comparing school in the UK and French speaking countries
  • Discussing school rules
  • Talking about getting the best out of school
  • Talking about a school exchange

Module 6 - Work and Ambitions - covers the following topics:

  • Discussing jobs and work preferences
  • Discussing career choices
  • Talking about plans, hopes and wishes
  • Discussing the importance of languages
  • Applying for jobs
  • Understanding case studies
  • Talking about what makes you tick
  • Talking about problems facing the world

Module 8 - Environmental Issues - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about protecting the environment
  • Talking about ethical shopping
  • Talking about volunteering and big events
YEAR 10 HIGHER FRENCH VOCABULARY SHEETS
Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Module 5

GCSE Spanish

At Balshaw’s we use the Edexcel exam board and study the linear course. We use the Viva GCSE resources. The GCSE has two tiers, foundation and higher. The foundation paper allows students to access up to Grade 5. The higher paper allows students to access up to Grade 9.

Higher Spanish Year 10

Module 1 - Holidays and Travel and Tourist Transactions - covers the following topics:

  • Discussing holidays and weather
  • Saying what you do in the summer
  • Talking about holidays
  • Saying what you did on holiday
  • Describing where you stayed
  • Booking accommodation and dealing with problems
  • Giving an account of a holiday in the past

Module 2 - What School is Like - covers the following topics:

  • Giving opinions about school subjects
  • Describing school uniform
  • Describing the school day
  • Talking about subjects and teachers
  • Describing your school
  • Talking about school rules and problems
  • Talking about plans for a school exchange
  • Talking about activities and achievements

Module 3 - Who Am I and Daily Life and Cultural Life - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about socialising and family
  • Describing people
  • Talking about social networks
  • Making arrangements
  • Talking about reading preferences
  • Describing people
  • Talking about friends and family
  • Talking about free time activities
  • Talking about TV programmes and films
  • Talking about what you usually do
  • Talking about sports
  • Talking about what is trending
  • Discussing different types of entertainment
  • Using a range of past tenses
  • Town, region and country - talking about places in a town

Module 4 - Travel and Tourist Transactions and Town, Region and Country - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about shops
  • Describing the features of a region
  • Planning what to do
  • Shopping for clothes and presents
  • Talking about problems in a town
  • Describing a visit in the past
YEAR 10 HIGHER SPANISH VOCABULARY SHEETS
Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4

Higher Spanish Year 11 

Module 4 - Cultural Life and Daily Life - covers the following topics

  • Talking about sports
  • Talking about what is trending
  • Discussing different types of entertainment
  • Talking about who inspires you

Module 5 - Town, Region, Country and Travel and Tourist Transactions - covers the following topics

  • Talking about places in a town
  • Talking about shops
  • Describing the features of a region
  • Planning what to do
  • Shopping for clothes and presents
  • Talking about problems in a town
  • Describing a visit in the past

Module 6 - Daily Life, Cultural Life and Travel and Tourist Transactions - covers the following topics:

  • Describing meal times
  • Talking about illnesses and injuries
  • Talking about typical foods
  • Comparing different festivals
  • Describing a special day
  • Ordering in a restaurant
  • Talking about a music festival

Module 7 - Work and Ambitions - covers the following topics

  • Talking about different jobs
  • Talking about how you earn money
  • Talking about work experience
  • Talking about the importance of learning languages
  • Applying for a summer job
  • Discussing gaps years

Module 8 - Work, Ambitions, Environmental Issues and Bringing the World Together - covers the following topics

  • Discussing plans about the future
  • Describing types of houses
  • Talking about healthy eating
  • Discussing healthy lifestyles
  • Considering global issues
  • Talking about local actions
  • Talking about international sporting events
  • Talking about national disasters
YEAR 11 HIGHER SPANISH VOCABULARY SHEETS
Module 5 Module 6 Module 7 Module 8