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NCELP is pleased to share with you our fully-resourced Key Stage 3 Schemes of Work (SOW). The Key Stage 3 SOWs outline the different aspects of language knowledge and practice planned for the Year 7, 8 and 9 Schemes of Work. NCELP Schemes of Work are proposed as examples of how language knowledge and practice can be sequenced and re-visited systematically to support progression in the early stages of language development within a low exposure foreign language setting.

The principles and processes that informed the SOW are described in this Rationale, Scope, and Key Principles document. Further insights are available in the Scheme of Work Development presentation

The easiest way to locate resources is in the SOW collection pages for French, German and Spanish. Within each folder, select Download All (bottom left) to save all resources.

The NCELP SOW are in line with: (a) the Review of MFL Pedagogy, a report published by the Teaching Schools Council, which drew on research into foreign language learning and teaching and on the knowledge and experience of a wide range of experienced practitioners; (b) Ofsted’s current aspirations for curriculum intent, implementation, and impact; and c) preparing a solid foundation for the new GCSE content and examinations (first teaching September 2024), which builds on the core grammar and vocabulary outlined in the programmes of study for Key Stages 2 and 3.

All of the documents below are freely available on the NCELP Resource Portal.

KS3 Schemes of Work

The Key Stage 3 Schemes of Work and Year 9 Scheme of Work Overview outline the vocabulary, grammar, ‘sounds of the language’ and word patterns that are planned for each year. It includes a ‘resources’ tab with links to all of the resources on the Resource Portal, and to relevant Gaming Grammar mini-games.

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