Modern Languages

INTRODUCTION 

 

All pupils will study two modern languages at Lochend Community High School in the BGE (S1,S2 and S3). In S1 all pupils will study French and in S2 and S3 pupils will continue to study French with either German or Spanish as a second foreign language. Opportunities for progression to National, 3, 4, 5 and Higher will be available in the Senior Phase.

 

STAFF

Ms A Carton
Ms K McCaw

Curriculum

In French you will have the opportunity to develop your skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. You will also be introduced to various elements of French culture through the media of film, music and internet.

Broad General Education

All pupils in the BGE will experience a curriculum that offers an understanding of key aspects of language. They will undertake a variety of learning activities to explore the subject, including but not limited to:

Society | Friends & Family, Lifestyles, Media, Global Languages and Citizenship
Learning | Learning in Context, Education
Employability | Jobs, Work and CV’s
Culture | Planning a Trip, Other Countries, Special Event, Literature, Film & Television

Senior Phase

Pupils will undertake 4 assessments for National 4 and National 5 – one speaking, one listening, one reading and one writing. Pupils will also complete an Added Value Unit.

FINAL EXAM FOR N5

PAPER FORMAT LENGTH MARKS OVERALL %
Reading 3 texts of equal length and demandDictionary permitted 1 hour 30 30%
Writing Candidates must produce a letter of application using the 6 bullet points that follow (the first 4 are generic, the last 2 specific to the advert). 30 minutes 20 20%
Listening One monologue and one conversation. 20 minutes 20 20%
Talking

Presentation and follow-on conversation in the MFL

(from one of the four contexts)

Presentation 1.5 – 2 mins

Conversation 4-5 mins

10

20

10%

20%

Learning Experiences

In the French department you will have the opportunity to work individually and in groups. You will be able to access a variety of resources including excellent interactive and ICT packages. Where possible, you will be using authentic French materials and you may have the opportunity to communicate with pupils in a French school as part of your course.

Life & Work

By developing your foreign language skills, the Modern Languages department hopes to help you have a greater understanding of your own language and to help you to build personal skills such as confidence and to make yourself a more attractive prospect for future employers.

For people with a good modern language qualification, rewarding careers are available in the areas of teaching; transport, travel and tourism; sales and marketing; finance; food and drink.

Resources

Linguascope (pupils will be made aware of usernames and passwords)