Twitter

20/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Here are some of our brilliant students heading to and this year. Many are the first in their family to attend university and all have beaten extraordinary odds to get there. We are so proud of them and wish them every happiness and success. https://t.co/HJt7DF572H

28/06/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Meet Ashleigh, previously an English tutor and copy editor, now training to teach English at https://t.co/AEvS34sTxs https://t.co/yOqOW0pdDI

09/03/19

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Exam Invigilators and Scribes required .Apply now https://t.co/7hNmdoyqyR https://t.co/aqv3xdV44K

09/03/19

Retweetd From Transformation Trust

It was fantastic to start with completing the The winning team came up with a great idea https://t.co/KMpjYGbcFO

13/02/19

Retweetd From ElaineWilson

Well done! Tom Harriott EdD student and will also present his work

04/02/19

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Harris Academy Battersea are looking for an Achievement Director for Business and Economics. Apply now https://t.co/l2FcWH2de0 https://t.co/SKRdkbjiYv

28/01/19

Retweetd From Schools Plus Ltd

Our is Harris Academy Battersea! We're thrilled to get to work closely alongside this successful Academy to offer their facilities for community use and hire. To take a detailed look at what they can offer please visit.. https://t.co/wqcqQL5jI1 https://t.co/okzZ20NqKe

24/01/19

Retweetd From Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Great work from , whose overall P8 is a very impressive 0.49. in particular stands out with a stunning score of 1.26.

19/01/19

Retweetd From #SLTnetwork

Happy Friday . We have our 3rd visit locked down and it's at the famous ! It's your chance to learn from one of the most successful turnaround schools, now rated outstanding. https://t.co/17Tp8Rtoke

14/01/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Lovely to see our Scholars here for the second Regional Training Day . Thank you to and for hosting school visits. It is wonderful to see the Scholars really engage with the programme.

18/12/18

Retweetd From Classics For All

Find out how pupils at are finding Latin, as over 400 students embark on the subject https://t.co/1XvX09D1Ms

14/12/18

Retweetd From WandSchoolGames

Congratulations for winning our U14 🏀 Girls Basketball yesterday. Good luck in Representing in London School Games final. https://t.co/prwNjA3dwN

04/12/18

Retweetd From Transformation Trust

Students from and taking advantage of the CV surgery and job advice from the mentors 😁 https://t.co/sHp5gldEsQ

18/10/18

Retweetd From Parents and Teachers for Excellence

. once again had some brilliant results: , Harris St Johns Wood, and had great P8 scores of 0.34, 0.58, 0.89 and 1.27 respectively.

18/05/18

Well done to our Year 9 Boys' Football Team who have secured a place in the final of the Wandsworth League. The final is this Wednesday at Southfields and they'll be playing against Ernest Bevin. We wish them all the best of luck.

18/05/18

Students Secure Second Place at Wandsworth Athletics Championships - Latest News - Harris Academy Battersea https://t.co/3OHmfM1fwe

18/05/18

Did you know we now have a page to keep you up to date with all our Academy news? Search for Harris Academy Battersea and follow and share us.

23/06/17

Retweetd From Karl Hoods

Great to see inspiring future generations. Hope the students had fun! https://t.co/DWifo4WsCa

20/06/17

Retweetd From FDM Group

Congratulations to students! Fun 3 days!! Thank you for coming https://t.co/IkGSt8kDmV

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

Modern Foreign Languages

MFL curriculum and assessment

Overview

From the very first day of year 7, French and Spanish lessons at HABS give students the opportunity to communicate in the target language (whether they want to hand out the books or help their friend!) by independently manipulating the language taught. Through an embedded focus on grammar teaching, pupils develop a strong understanding of the application of grammatical rules to produce accurate language. Furthermore, by mastering productive skills, pupils are able to speak and write French and Spanish that contains a wide range of sophisticated structures. Teaching includes exposure to debate and evaluative language which allows pupils to balance an argument by considering positive and negative points of view. Linguists at HABS also develop long-term problem solving skills through the mastery of receptive skills. Pupils learn how to tackle unfamiliar and challenging target language in order to elicit meaning. All of these skills are developed through a rich and varied curriculum which includes exciting topics relating to Hispanic and Francophone culture.

Mastery
1. R1 Linguists use the context to infer the meaning of a word.

I cannot use the TL words I understand to make a sensible guess of the meaning of a word I don't know.  
I can use the TL words I understand to make a sensible guess of the meaning of a word I don't know.

2. R2 Linguists break down unfamiliar words.

I do not know the definition of basic word groups nor the features of these words in TL.
I can identify a noun, verb and adjective in TL.
I can identify different types of words in TL and explain the features of these words.
I can immediately identify which family a word belongs to including verb tense. I use the start, middle or end of a word to successfully work out its meaning.  

3. R3 Linguists accurately transcribe the target language.

I cannot transcribe the TL
I can transcribe isolated and simple cognates.
I can transcribe words after they have been repeated several times. I do not know the TL alphabet securely.  
I can sometimes transcribe unfamiliar vocabulary to understand what is being said. I know most of the TL alphabet securely however vowels take me longer to decipher.
I can accurately transcribe unfamiliar and challenging language to understand what is being said. I know the TL alphabet securely.

4. P1 Linguists explain their ideas clearly.

I cannot produce nor explain my ideas.
I can produce simple ideas.
I can develop my responses to communicate basic information. I occasionally explain, justify or develop my ideas.
I can develop my responses to communicate some information. I explain, justify or develop some ideas.
I can develop my responses to communicate quite a lot of information. I explain, justify or develop most ideas.
I can fully develop my responses to communicate a lot of information clearly by explaining, justifying or developing each point. 

5. P2 Linguists give a balanced account.

I cannot give a balanced account.
I can communicate positive and negative ideas or viewpoints.
I can explain positive and negative viewpoints.
I can identify two sides of an issue and explain them.
I can compare and contrast two sides of an issue.
I can successfully evaluate two sides of an issue from varying viewpoints.

6. P3 Linguists use a wide range of language.

I can use basic cognates.
I can produce basic language.
I can produce TL that is repetitive. I occasionally attempt to use complex structures and sentences.
I can produce TL with only some repetition and I attempt to use a variety of complex structures within extended sentences. 
I can produce TL with little repetition and a variety of connectives and sophisticated language and grammar.
I can produce TL with no repetition. There is a very wide variety of connectives, sophisticated language, broad vocabulary and complex grammatical structures. 

7. P4 Linguists accurately manipulate verbs.

I cannot yet conjugate the present tense or I am not aware of doing so.
I can identify an infinitive and am aware that this is the starting point for all verb tenses.
I can produce TL that contains one tense accurately conjugated in response to a stimulus or trigger.
I can produce TL that contains two tenses accurately conjugated in response to a stimulus or trigger.
I can produce TL that contains three or more tenses accurately conjugated in response to a stimulus or trigger.
I can conjugate the full spectrum of tenses spontaneously and accurately across all verb subjects.

8. T1 Linguists accurately translate from and into the TL.

I cannot translate the TL.
I can translate isolated cognates.
I can identify basic word groups (noun, verb, adjective) and translate them successfully.
I can translate short sentences using my knowledge of vocabulary to help me translate unfamiliar words.
I can translate full sentences and hypothesise about meaning by applying grammatical knowledge of English and TL.
I can translate an extended piece of language by dissecting sentences and analysing and applying grammatical knowledge of English and TL.

Summary of content

In Year 7 MFL students will learn how to communicate key information about themselves and those around them, including mood, third person description, and a consideration of what identity means. Pupils build on this ability to communicate by learning about food and art in Spain and France compared to England in order to develop their cultural awareness and appreciation.

In year 8 MFL students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of grammar through topics relating to healthy living including the Olympics and sport. Pupils will master language relating to the world around them with a module on London and through the millionaire module, pupils begin to use their creativity to manipulate verbs in order to hypothesise about how their life would change if they won the lottery.

In year 9 students’ focus turns to wider global themes around the environment, water supply and education. These engaging topics allow pupils to use their language in broader yet more challenging contexts. Grammatical understanding is honed by further study of new technology where pupils consider and comment upon life in the past without technology and a future school run by robots. By the end of year 9, pupils have a solid vocabulary and grammar base to enable them to embark successfully on the GCSE course. 

In year 10 and 11 students follow the AQA GCSE Languages course. Over the two years, pupils will consecutively spend two half terms covering a chosen topics followed by a half term focusing upon the productive skills (speaking and writing) in the context of these topics. This allows pupils to consistently consolidate these challenging skills in preparation for the linear exams at the end of year 11.
In the first year, students cover the followings themes:
• Youth (family, friends, social media, studies and school life)
• Maturity (marriage, education post-16, jobs and ambitions)
• Local context (home, town and local environmental issues)
• Global context (travel and tourism, customs in French/Spanish speaking countries, global environmental issues)
In the second year, students cover the following themes:
• Positivity (sport, healthy living, achievements, charity and volunteer work)
• Negativity (unhealthy living, illness and injury, and school rules).

 

 

Documents

AS:A2 French:Spanish 31st Mar 2015 Download
AS:A2 Portuguese 31st Mar 2015 Download
GCSE French 31st Mar 2015 Download
GCSE Portuguese 31st Mar 2015 Download
Back to Subjects Menu