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
  • Mrs L Dudley
  • Mrs J Lylyk
  • Mrs C Mackintosh
  • Mrs J Singleton de Carranza

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 modules.

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

French

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

 2 - En classe - covers the following topics:

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

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

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

YEAR 7 FRENCH VOCABULARY SHEETS

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Year 8

Topic Outline

In Year 8, students 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 

Students will start will a recap of Year 7 work, and then:

1 - 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

 2 - Vive les vacances - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about school holidays
  • Saying what you did in the holidays
  • Describing a visit to a theme park
  • Saying where you went and how
  • Listening for negatives in the perfect tense
  • Asking and answering questions

 3 - J'adore les fêtes - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about festivals and celebration
  • Describing festivals and special days
  • Buying food at a market
  • Using prediction to help with challenging listening passages
  • Talking about a future trip
  • Writing about New Year

4 - A loisir - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about celebrities and TV programmes
  • Talking about digital technology
  • Arranging to go to the cinema
  • Talking about leisure activities
  • Spotting synonyms
  • Using three tenses when speaking

5 - Le monde est petit - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about where you live
  • Describing where you live
  • Listening for different persons of the verb
  • Talking about daily routine
  • Talking about moving house
  • Using three tenses in writing

YEAR 8 FRENCH VOCABULARY SHEETS

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Spanish Year 7

1 - ¡Vamos! - covers the following topics:

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

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

3 - Mi Famila - covers the following topics:

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

4 - En Casa - covers the following topics:

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

 YEAR 7 SPANISH VOCABULARY SHEETS

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Spanish Year 8

1 - El Tiempo Libre - covers the following topics:

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

 2 - En La Ciudad - covers the following topics:

  • Saying what your town is like
  • Asking where something is in a town
  • Making and responding to invitations
  • Talking about the weather
  • Using two tenses together

3 - Mi Vida - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about activities
  • Describing friends using adjectives
  • Understanding nationalities
  • Talking about places in a town
  • Doing an extended interview

4 - iDiviértete! - covers the following topics:

  • Talking about television programmes
  • Talking about films
  • Inviting someone to go out
  • Making excuses
  • Saying what someone else likes and dislikes

5 - Mis Vacaciones - covers the following topics:

  • Describing past holidays
  • Saying what you did on holiday
  • Giving more details of your holidays
  • Giving a presentation about holidays
  • Learning more about Spanish-speaking countries

6 - 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 8 SPANISH VOCABULARY SHEETS

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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

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

2 - 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

3 - 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:

4 - 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

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

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ROUGE
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ROUGE
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ROUGE
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ROUGE
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ROUGE
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ROUGE
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Spanish Year 9

1 - De moda

  • Talking about clothes
  • Talking about school uniform
  • Choosing an item of clothing
  • Talking about a trip to Argentina
  • Talking about different types of shop

2 - La salud

  • Learning parts of the body
  • Describing symptoms
  • Talking about healthy and unhealthy food
  • Talking about healthy living
  • Talking about lifestyle changes

3 - Somos asi

  • Talking about things you like
  • Talking about your week
  • Talking about films
  • Talking about birthday celebrations

4 -  iOrientate

  • Saying what you have to do at work
  • Saying what job you would like to do
  • Saying what you did at work yesterday
  • Describing your job

5 - Jovenes en accion

  • Talking about children's lives
  • Talking about children's rights
  • Talking about journeys to school
  • Talking about environmental issues
  • Writing about raising money for charity

 

YEAR 9 SPANISH VOCABULARY SHEETS

1 2 3 4 5

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 2 3 4 5

Foundation French Year 11

Students will start will a recap of Year 10 work, and then: 

 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

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

 

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

5 6 7 8

Higher French Year 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

7 - 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

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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

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

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

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

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

1 2 3 4

Higher Spanish Year 11 

Students will start will a recap of Year 10 work, and then: 

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

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

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

 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

 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

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