Modern Foreign Languages

Head of Department: Mr J Hennigan
Email: JHennigan@olsj.blackburn.sch.uk

Introduction

The MFL Department aim to provide pupils with strong linguistic skills which inspire a curiosity in travel and other cultures, informing them of their potential to access a wider range of careers through their language abilities. We aim to offer all pupils a variety of language qualifications which will support them in accessing higher education and providing them with greater employability for the future.

How students are assessed

Key Stage 3

  • Regular vocabulary tests
  • End of Unit Assessments
  • End of Year Exam

Key Stage 4

  • Through Controlled Assessment
  • Regular vocabulary tests
  • End of Unit Assessments
  • End of Year Exam
  • PPEs in November and March (Year 11)

Guidance for pupils

Homework: GCSE style questions

Independent Learning: individual tasks, research, planning and revision

Revision & Resources: MFL web sites, revision packs and books, teacher interventions, after-school classes

How parents can help

KS3: Support with homework, help to nurture positive outlook towards school & individual subjects

KS4: Support with homework, help to ensure attendance at extra classes, support around exam times