KS4 (current)

GCSE courses are divided into the assessment of four skills:

  1. Listening
  2. Speaking
  3. Reading
  4. Writing

In years 10 & 11 you will study these topics in MFL:

  • Holidays in the Past
  • Family & Relationships
  • Free Time & Going Out
  • School life & Daily Routine
  • Local Area & Tourist Information
  • Environment
  • Jobs
  • Future Career Plans
  • Work Experience
  • Booking into Accommodation
  • Travel
  • Shopping, Banks & Post Offices
  • Illness – Going to the Doctors
  • Health
  • Home life & Describing Your House
  • Household Chores
  • Media (Music, TV, Radio and Films)

” 94% of the world’s population does not speak English as their first language. 75% do not speak English at all. “

“Language learning at its best can be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences that life can offer.” Sir Trevor MacDonald, journalist

Year 11 Revision

In order to be successful in your listening and reading exams, it is essential that you expand your vocab and practise exam skills.

Learning vocab
In lessons, you must ensure that you jot down any new words in your vocab book and learn them.
At home, use vocab express, your printed vocab book and your own vocab book to learn and revise vocab.
Use your personalised checklist to ensure you are learning key basic vocab around each topic.

Exam skills
Practise makes perfect! Complete one past paper a week or more. Make sure you alternate reading and listening, or focus on your weaker skill to start with.

Use the EDEXCEL papers and audio files available from the website

  • Complete the paper(s).
  • Check your answers using the mark scheme.
  • Work out your grade (Google ‘GCSE edexcel grade boundaries, look at RAW marks, ask your teacher if you need further guidance).
  • Write down the new words you have encountered AND LEARN them. (use your own vocab book for this).
  • You can access the transcript of the audio files in the mark scheme. After having completed a listening paper, it is a useful exercise to listen to the track again, with the transcript in front of you, in order to identify new words and secure pronunciation.

The printed vocab books and the personalised check-list can be found here:

Useful Links