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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

French - Modern Foreign Languages

 Our curriculum intent applies to all our young people, regardless of background, gender, sexual orientation or ability. As a school, and department, we are absolutely committed that the opportunities we plan for and implement ensure that each student can reach and exceed their potential. 

Our vision in the Wyvern MFL Department is to provide excellence and opportunity by encouraging a culture of professional, independent learners who are interested in other cultures and the links languages have with other subjects and the world of work. Our young people will develop a life-long love of learning languages through the study of a wide range of relevant and though-provoking themes through expert delivery in their MFL lessons.

All pupils at Wyvern Academy are, without exception, entitled to a world-class linguistic education that is holistic, ambitious and aspirational by covering different aspects of the subject to open the wider world to them through the love of languages.

The Modern Foreign Languages Department aims to produce confident, capable linguists who can work independently in their Speaking and Writing with a range of more complex vocabulary, tenses and impressive structures. Our aim is to ensure that pupils are equally proficient in their Reading and Listening skills. We aim for our pupils to show an appreciation of culture of the countries where the language is spoken.

We are responsible for ensuring our young people are confident to pursue ambitious next steps in languages education, employment or training which will support their future careers through introducing careers related to languages, the importance of the wide range of transferrable skills that are used in MFL and how these can be used by young people in their future learning or career.

Knowledge and skills:

Through our curriculum, pupils:

  • Develop confidence in their oral communication via Speaking skills, talking about a range of relevant topic in general conversation, real-life role play scenarios and describing a photograph. 
  • Progress in their Writing skills, pupils are required to write regular extended pieces (at least 40 words in length) from the first half-term of Year 7 French (at least 5 extended pieces per year)
  • Develop a love of Reading for pleasure in French by reading selected poetry and develop the skills to read fluently, having opportunity to explore wider significant texts in French
  • Listen to, understand and appreciate a variety of spoken texts, including songs and rhymes
  • Develop their memorisation skills
  • Literacy skills are fed through our curriculum allowing pupils to understand the precise grammatical meta-language needed to make sense and progress in the subject.
  • Numeracy skills are promoted through the nationally recognised LinguaMaths qualification from the first half-term of Year 7 and promoted throughout the KS3 and KS4 curriculum via the teaching of numbers, telling the time and interpreting graphs.
  • Learn to self-regulate and work independently as well as collaboratively in French

Learn about the world around them and the culture of the French-speaking world

Curriculum Overview - French 

Year 7

  • Autumn Term 1:  Personal factfile
  • Autumn Term 2: Describing others
  • Spring Term 1: France and French towns
  • Spring Term 2: Using poetry to speak about family members
  • Summer Term 1: Fashion
  • Summer Term 2: Communication

Year 9

  • Autumn Term 1:  School activities, friends and celebrations
  • Autumn Term 2:  Jobs and future plans
  • Spring Term 1: Music and film tastes
  • Spring Term 2:  Healthy living and social issues
  • Summer Term 1:  Environmental issues
  • Summer Term 2: Francophonie

Year 11

  • Autumn Term 1: Post-16 education and jobs
  • Autumn Term 2: Environmental issues
  • Spring Term 1: Social issues
  • Spring Term 2: Revision and Speaking Exam Preparation
  • Summer Term 1: Revision and Exam Preparation
  • Summer Term 2: Final preparation for exams

Year 8

  • Autumn Term 1:  Holidays
  • Autumn Term 2:  Festivals and Food
  • Spring Term 1: TV, technology, cinema and shopping
  • Spring Term 2:  Routine and Chores
  • Summer Term 1: Time and Daily Routine
  • Summer Term 2: Sports. Injury and Illness

Year 10

  • Autumn Term 1:  Family, friends and relationships
  • Autumn Term 2: Hobbies, TV, film and technology
  • Spring Term 1: Customs and Festivals
  • Spring Term 2:  Home, town and neighbourhood
  • Summer Term 1:  Travel and tourism
  • Summer Term 2: School and differences between French and British schools