Modern Foreign Languages
Modern Foreign Languages Awards & Qualifications
If you are keen to develop your foreign language and leadership skills then the MFL Pathway M will provide you with the opportunity to gain ALL of the following additional awards, or a selection, to suit your individual needs and aspirations.
- The Sports Leader UK Foreign Language Leader Award
- AQA Foundation Certificate of Secondary Education (FCSE) in French or Spanish.
- NVQ Full Certificate (or individual skill certificates ie. Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) in Spanish and/or French
- This certificate could also be offered in Mandarin during our Monday after-school classes.
The Sports Leader UK Foreign Language Leader Award
The Sports Leader UK Foreign Language Leader Award is ideal for students who wish to further develop their foreign language and leadership skills. It is fun and practical with no entrance qualifications and no examinations to sit. The award involves planning and assisting in simple language activities for younger language learners in clubs or primary schools.
The scheme has shown many benefits, such as an increase in confidence and responsibility, development of leadership skills, a better understanding of how people learn and further improvement in personal attainment in subjects led.
Description of the course and expectations
Unit 1 Planning, preparing and assisting in a simple language activity
Unit 2 Communicating and motivating participants in a simple language activity
Unit 3 Cultural understanding of the chosen country’s language
Unit 4 Compendium of simple games and activities for the Language Leader to use with younger students
Unit 5 Organising and running a language festival for younger pupils
Unit 6 Demonstration of leadership skills in languages
Sports Leaders UK Foreign Language Leader Award
No final examination - Portfolio of evidence & experience
If you would like more information then visit www.sportsleaders.org or speak with
Miss Bolton, Rm15 to talk about all the language options available to you under Pathway M.
- AQA Foundation Certificate of Secondary Education (FSCE) in French /Spanish
The FCSE Certificate bridges the gap between Entry Level Certificate and GCSE for French and Spanish.
- It’s versatile, flexible and manageable with resit opportunities for all assignments over one or two years.
- The same course is also delivered in sixth forms and further education.
Description of the course and expectations.
Candidates should submit evidence from 3 units, each unit to be selected from a different theme:
Theme 1 My World
Unit 1 – Relationships, Family and Friends
Externally-Set Assignments : 50% Listening and Reading
Internally-Set Assignments: 50% Speaking and Writing
Theme 2 Holidays and Leisure
Unit 3 – Holidays and Travel
Unit 4 – Leisure
Theme 3 Lifestyle
Unit 5 – Healthy Lifestyle
Unit 6 – Food and Drink
Theme 4 My Community
Unit 7 – Local Area and Environment
Unit 8 – Celebrations
AQA FCSE French: Pass, Merit and Distinction
AQA FCSE Spanish: Pass, Merit and Distinction
12 unit assignments conducted in class working from 3 different units
3 x Listening
3 x Reading
3 x Writing
1 x Recorded Speaking
If you would like more information then visit www.aqa.org.uk/fcsefrench or www.aqa.org.uk/fcsespanish and speak with Miss Bolton, Rm15 to talk about all the Language options available to you under Pathway M.
- NVQ Level 1 Certificate in French /Spanish
You may choose to complete the Full NVQ Certificate in all 4 language skills; listening, speaking reading and writing. Current Year 10 have completed all listening and speaking skills and may continue their studies to complete the full certificate focusing on the speaking and writing skills. The NVQ in French and Spanish bridges the gap between Entry Level Certificate and GCSE for French and Spanish and is a recognised qualification in business and industry.
- It’s versatile, flexible and manageable with resit opportunities for all assignments The same course is also delivered in sixth forms and further education.
Remaining Assessment Tasks (6 unit assignments conducted in class)
3 x Speaking
3 x Writing
If you would like more information then visit www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/languages
and speak with Miss Bolton, Rm15 to talk about all the Language options available to you under Pathway M.