Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
Curriculum Area Leader: Mrs A Forrester
At Coppice Performing Arts School, students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are "banded", with 3 sets in each band, a top set, middle set and a smaller set where support is more easily targeted.
Learning Environment & Resources
The Modern Foreign Languages department is situated in the Communications Zone. There are three teaching rooms and an open learning area equipped with desk top computers. A trolley of 30 laptops is available to use for lessons and private study outside of lesson time.
The Department has developed a wide range of activities for use with the interactive whiteboards available in each teaching room. A range of specialist software titles is available for use in lessons and for revision purposes. Many resources have been produced "in-house" for use exclusively by our students, and we have invested in new course material in line with the new GCSE specification.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)
Students in Sets 1 and 2 have three lessons of French each week. Set 3 students have two lessons of French and a Literacy/Numeracy lesson taught outside the department. The French scheme of work is supported by a variety of materials including the Allez textbook, MaryGlasgow magazines and online resources.
Year 7 topics include:
- Language Awareness
- Personal Information
- Family and Pets
- House and Town
- Sports and Hobbies
Year 8 topics include:
- Holiday and Weather
- Body Parts and Illness
Year 9 topics include:
- Personal Information
- Family Relationships
- Free time activities
- Home town, neighbourhood
- Food and Festivals
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)
Students in Key Stage 4 may opt to continue studying French up to GCSE Level. Once again, French is studied for three lessons each week. The school currently follows the EDUQAS/WJEC examination course. The scheme of work at Key Stage 4 is based on the Eduqas Course Book and complementary resources.
Post 16 (Years 12 and 13)
French AS and A Level are available to Sixth Form students at Wolverhampton College.
Support for students and parents
Year 11 - Revision 2016-17
All of these websites will help you revise for the Listening and Reading exams:
Excellent website provided by the BBC, organized by skill (e.g. Reading or Listening) and then by topic
Edexcel French GCSE Past Papers (the topics are very similar to WJEC)
French GCSE revision practice available after 4pm for free
French GCSE general revision site with revision advice
Basic vocabulary builder including many games in French
French: grammar, topics and vocabulary practice
3 steps with iPhone apps
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