St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey

St Mary's Catholic College
A Voluntary Aided Academy

Key Stage 4

Languages at Key Stage 4 build on the Key Stage 3 experience to further develop confidence and independence in the language

French

Groups are usually taught in mixed ability groupings and follow the WJEC syllabus.

The course aims to develop:

  • Understanding of the language in a variety of contexts
  • Knowledge of the language and language learning skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively in the language
  • Awareness and understanding of countries and communities where the language is spoken

The students follow themes which are categorised under the following headings:

  • Personal and Social Life
  • The Local Community
  • The World of Work
  • The Wider World

The exam is divided into 4 skill based assessments:

  • 30% - Two written controlled assessments of 250 – 300 words each, conducted in class time.
  • 30% - Two spoken controlled assessments, conducted by the classroom teacher.
  • 20% - Final exam – reading
  • 20% - Final exam – listening

Students are closely monitored and are encouraged to attend intervention and revision sessions should we feel that they are not reaching their potential.

German

Groups are usually taught in mixed ability groupings and follow the AQA syllabus.

The course aims to develop:

  • Understanding of the language in a variety of contexts
  • Knowledge of the language and language learning skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively in the language
  • Awareness and understanding of countries and communities where the language is spoken

The students follow themes which are categorised under the following headings:

  • Lifestyle (Health, Relationships & Choices)
  • Leisure (Free Time & Media, Holidays)
  • Home and Environment (Home & Local Area, Environment)
  • Work and Education (School & Future Plans, Current and Future Jobs)

The exam is divided into 4 skill based assessments:

  • 30% - Two written controlled assessments of 250 – 300 words each, conducted in class time.
  • 30% - Two spoken controlled assessments, conducted by the classroom teacher.
  • 20% - Final exam – reading
  • 20% - Final exam – listening

Students are closely monitored and are encouraged to attend intervention and revision sessions should we feel that they are not reaching their potential.