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Modern Languages French GCSE Pathway 1

Many employers now ask for ability in a modern foreign language.

You can continue with French by using one of your option choices.

Learning a foreign language is an essential skill to enable you to gain maximum opportunity in the future when applying for college or training courses and for jobs.

French is offered to GCSE level. Students use a range of resources to enable them to work individually as well as in small groups.

The emphasis is on communication, using the same four skills as in KS3:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

During the two year course, pupils must submit two writing tasks and two speaking tasks. The best pieces, from a range prepared in class, will be submitted. Listening and reading skills are tested by exams in Year 11.

It is a multilingual world - not everyone speaks English. 94% of the world does not speak English as their first language. 75% of the world does not speak English at all.

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Employability Skills

Within MFL you have the opportunity to develop your Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. You will also be given opportunities to demonstrate and develop enterprise skills such as:

  • Team work
  • Taking calculated risk
  • Negotiating and influencing
  • Effective communication
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Positive attitude
  • Initiative
  • Organisation and planning
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership