Faculty of MFL
Learning foreign languages is increasingly important in a global economy and also has great value in terms of cultural and linguistic richness in our society, personal fulfilment and global citizenship and understanding. Through the study of a foreign language pupils understand and appreciate different countries, cultures, peoples and communities - and as they do, begin to think of themselves as citizens of the World as well as citizens of the United Kingdom.
The department aims to provide engaging and challenging experiences with high expectations of achievement that will:
KS3 Curriculum 2017-2018
The year group is split into two groups. One group will study French and the other group will study Spanish. All pupils follow the KS3 National Curriculum.
In year 7 teaching focusses on pupils' competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing, based on a sound foundation of core grammar and vocabulary enabling them to understand and communicate personal and factual information.
In year 8 pupils continue to study the Language they studied in Year 7, developing further their competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing which will enable them to understand and communicate personal and factual information beyond their immediate needs and interests.
KS4 Curriculum 2017-2018
Year 9, 10 & 11
In Year 9 pupils opt to take a modern foreign language, choosing from French, Italian, Spanish or Chinese. Pupils are also encouraged to sit examinations in their first language whenever possible. Over the last few years examination results have been achieved at the highest levels in Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Dutch, Farsi and Polish.
They follow the GCSE AQA Course. This GCSE specification requires pupils to complete four units in the following skill areas: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. Listening and Reading are tiered; pupils can be entered for either Foundation or Higher Tier. Speaking and Writing are untiered.
The main content areas studied are:
Home & Environment
Work & Education