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Sandbach School specialises in educating boys.  Every aspect of school life is geared to create the right environment for boys to thrive. Statistically evidence from the UK and around the world demonstrates that boys achieve higher results and make better progress in single sex schools.  We make no apology for focusing upon academic achievement and setting aspirational targets for our young men.  But we balance this with a co-curricular programme of out of class activities which teaches our boys the need for hard work and effort before tasting success.  Results academically are impressive: last year 84% achieved a C or above in Maths, 78% an English qualification and 72% gained 5A*-C grades including English and Maths.  All students left with qualifications which supported their chosen pathway – many returning to our Sixth Form but others gaining prestigious apprenticeships.

In other areas our boys have also excelled.  Our aim is always to support them whatever their talent and passion and so the range of opportunity is truly expansive.  We have had elite runners taking part by invitation in the London Mini Marathon. Students who have successfully made the national finals in table tennis and cross country. We are U16 county hockey champions and U14 runners-up. U13 Cheshire football champions  and Cheshire County finalists in two other age groups. One of our students made the final of the percussion BBC Young Musician of the Year with another winning the best instrumental soloist at the National Youth Brass Band Championships. These are just a few of the successes from last year!

I hope that the website gives you a flavour of our ethos and values. If you would like to know more we warmly welcome you to visit us.

Mrs Sarah Burns

 

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Languages

Transition and Induction Phase (Year 7 & 8)

Program of study

Students receive 2 lessons of MFL per week. Students will have the opportunity to engage in active and stimulating lessons which will encourage communication in the target language. Students will study a range of topics based around themselves and the world around them.

 

Assessment & Homework

Students will be assessed through appropriate formative and summative assessments throughout each topic. There will be an end of unit test each half term.

Homework tasks will be set and published on ‘show my homework’. Typically a homework should take around 30 minutes.  Examples of homework include; research tasks, learning vocabulary, extended writing tasks, short translation tasks and revision for end of module tests.

 

Year 7

Half Term

Curriculum content French

Curriculum content German

Autumn 1

Students will learn how to talk about themselves, their family and their hobbies.

Students will learn the basics of German vocabulary and they will be able to give some personal information.

Autumn 2

Students will cover the language needed to discuss their school and the subjects that they study. The emphasis will be on building complex sentences and giving opinions with justifications.

Students will cover the language needed to discuss their school and the subjects that they study. The emphasis will be on building complex sentences and giving opinions with justifications.

Spring 1

Students will learn to talk about their hobbies and interests. Through this topic they will start to understand some simple grammar points.

Students will learn how to talk about their family and friends. They will be able to describe character and give physical descriptions.

Spring 2

The module for this half term is talking about the town they live in. They will learn to discuss where to go with friends and also to say what there is to do in their town.

Students will learn to talk about their hobbies and interests. Through this topic they will start to understand some simple grammar points.

Summer 1

Students will cover how to talk about holiday destinations and what to do to prepare for this. The idea of expressing future events will be introduced during this module.

Students will be able to talk about where they live in and to describe their houses. They will be able to use extended sentences and opinion phrases.

Summer 2

The final unit introduces the students to broader subjects such as endangered species, literature and art. This will involve looking at some French/ German websites for research purposes and project work.

This topic enables students to talk about the town they live in and give their personal opinion on what there is to do there.

 

Year 8

Half Term

Curriculum content French

Curriculum content German

Autumn 1

Students will follow a unit of work based on describing how they spend their free time with a focus on media and technology. They will be introduced to talking about past events.

Students will cover how to talk about holiday destinations and what to do to prepare for this. The idea of expressing future events will be introduced during this module.

Autumn 2

In this term students will follow a Spooky Tales unit working with interactive resources looking at Harry Potter, Haunted Houses and Unusual Animals.

Students will discuss shopping habits and talk about what they buy with their own money.

Spring 1

Students will learn how to talk about healthy living and to express ideas about how to improve their lifestyles in order to be healthy.

Students will speak about media and TV learning to express opinions on what they watch.

Spring 2

Students will gain knowledge about Paris and its’ monuments. They will describe a visit to Paris using past tense.

The topic is Healthy Living and the students will talk about what they do to stay healthy with reference to diet and exercising.

Summer 1

This half term will cover a unit on Space and students will learn how to describe the planets in the solar system using their knowledge of adjectives and opinion phrases.

Students will learn to talk and write about their free time. This unit will provide an opportunity to consolidate knowledge of tenses,

Summer 2

In the final half term students will have the opportunity to watch a film ‘Les Choristes ‘in French. They will learn to write about the plot and the characters in addition to giving their personal opinion on the film.

This is a revision unit which consolidates all the work done during the transition phase and prepares students for the next stage of GCSE German.

GCSE Langauges content can be found HERE.

A Level French information can be found HERE.

A Level German information can be found HERE.

 

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