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“You live a new life for every language you speak. If you only know one language, you only live once.”

Czech proverb.

At BGGS we are passionate about the benefits that learning a language can bring. We offer languages for all as we strongly believe in languages as a skill for life and something students should enjoy and find rewarding.

Our curriculum allows students to develop intercultural understanding, embrace their own culture and celebrate diversity. We aim to develop confident, resilient learners who can thrive in the world of work using the transferable skills that they have learned. Our objective is to enable students of all abilities to develop their language skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with assurance.

Here at Bordesley Green Girls' School and Sixth Form, our aim is for students to enhance their intellectual curiosity, their open-mindedness and their engagement, in order to take their place in the world as global citizens.

For marking and assessment information, click here.  Click on a language to see our curriculum. 

Arabic

Bengali

French

Urdu

Year 7 French

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Basics: Numbers, calendar, classroom language, Francophone world, self, family and friends, colours, pets, Christmas

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

Seasons and weather, UK countries, my home and jobs, school, time, opinions and justification

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

 

Year 8 French

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Self, numbers, eating and drinking, mealtimes, daily routine, time, chores

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

Weather, UK countries, compass directions, Town, Directions, Transport, Free time activities

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

Free time activities, Musical Instruments, Holidays: destination countries, Accommodation

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

 

Year 9 French

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Numbers, self and family, School. Local area, Tech and TV progs, Free time activities

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

Free time activities, Past tense narratives, Clothes (inc. school uniform), subjects/days

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

Jobs, extended family, Time (w/jobs), Local area, Intro to environment

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

 

Year 10 French

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Self, family and friends, childhood, Tech, TV and film, Free time activities, Festivals and holidays

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

Town and local area

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

Holidays

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

  

Year 11 French

 

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

 

Autumn

School, Jobs/careers, voluntary work, Healthy living

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

 

Spring

Environment, Revision, practice questions all topics and skills

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

 

Summer

Speaking exam practice, Revision of all topics

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

 

  

Year 8 Arabic

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Alphabet, word formation, myself and family, pets

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

Classroom objects, where do you live, school, school subjects

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

Interests, sports, Music

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

 

Year 9 Arabic

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Free time activities, socialising with friends and family, likes/dislikes

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

Preferences; experiences; destinations

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

Customs and everyday life; food and drink; shopping

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

Year 10 Arabic

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Reading; music; sport; film and television, everyday life, celebration

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

Food and drink; shopping; social media and technology

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

Town, region and country

Holidays, school

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

 

Year 11 Arabic

Term

Topic  

Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Local area, Holiday preferences; experiences; destinations, accommodation, dealing with problems.

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

School types; school day; subjects; rules, school trips

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

Jobs; careers and professions

Ambitions, further study; volunteering, environment

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

 

Year 8 Bengali

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Alphabets, symbols, word formation, Myself

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

My Family, home, school

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

My Area, Food & drink

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

 

Year 9 Bengali

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

My family, extended family, friends, relationship

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

Free time, Sports & Leisure

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

Healthy & unhealthy food, shopping, fashion

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

Year 10 Bengali

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Town, village, dream house, weather

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

Holiday, Transport, charity/voluntary work

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

Well-being, smoking, alcohol, Healthy eating, hobbies, illnesses

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

 

Year 11 Bengali

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Technology, education

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

Careers, ambitions

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

Global Issues, Environment, Travel and Tourism

Revision and preparation for exams

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

 

Year 8 Urdu

Term

Topic  

Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Alphabets, Jor tor, word formation, Myself

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

Classroom, subjects

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

My house, my town

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

 

Year 9 Urdu

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

My family, extended family, Free time activities, likes

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

Weather and transport, directions

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

My school, Timetable, likes and dislikes

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

 

Year 10 Urdu

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

My studies, Life at college/school, Education post 16

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

Social issues, charity and voluntary work

Cinemas, TV, sports, films, Customs and festivals

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

Cinemas, TV, sports, films, Customs and festivals

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

 

Year 11 Urdu

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Technology in everyday life, social media

Careers ambitions

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and Sept & Oct work

End of term combined assessment task on the whole term’s work.

Spring

Global Issues, Environment, Travel and tourism

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and January & February work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Summer

Revision and Preparation for exams

Developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, translation and grammar.

Half term assessment- on two skills and April & May work.

End of term assessment- on all work so far since September

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

  

MFL Marking & Assessment

How will classwork be marked/

monitored/

graded/

self-assessed?

KS3

Once every 3 weeks; combination of verbal feedback, teacher monitoring using red pen, peer assessment and self-assessment.

KS4

Once every 3 weeks; combination of verbal feedback, teacher monitoring using red pen, peer assessment and self-assessment.

KS5

Once every 3 weeks; combination of verbal feedback, teacher marking using red pen and self-assessment.

What classwork will be marked?

KS3

Teachers will comment using red pen and/or praise stickers and improvement stickers, e.g. spelling, accents, etc.

 

KS4

Teachers will comment using red pen and/or praise stickers and improvement stickers, e.g. spelling, accents, etc.

KS5

Teachers will comment using Red pen.

 

How will students ‘reflect’ on marking/ feedback?

KS3/KS4/KS5

Students complete SMART Marking DIRT tasks and respond to feedback once a half term

How will Homework be marked/

monitored/

graded?

KS3

Peer and self-assessment. Marks recorded by teacher. 

KS4

Exam questions will be marked by teachers as well as self-assessment marking. Marks recorded by teacher.

KS5

Essays will be marked by the teacher and marks recorded

What are the formal Assessments? When are they marked?

KS3- End of Unit assessment completed termly. End of Year exams for Years 7-9 students in the summer term. All assessments are teacher marked and student feedback.

KS4- past exam question paper once every half term.

Year 11 winter and spring Mock exams with feedback given to the students. Students also provide feedback.

Year 10 End of Year exams in the summer term, including a formal speaking exam. Teacher feedback given to the students. Students also provide feedback.

KS5- past exam question paper once every half term, as well as Spring Trial exams.