Studying a foreign language gives you more than just language skills. It's an excellent way to gain an insight into other cultures and see the world through different eyes.
In our increasingly globalized world, the ability to speak another language is highly valued by many employers, giving you the competitive edge and opening doors to employment opportunities anywhere in the world.
The Aims of the Modern Language Departments throughout the School are:
- To create competent linguists who can communicate across a variety of contexts
- To foster the enjoyment of language learning.
- To encourage pride in successful linguistic achievement.
- To develop each pupil to his or her maximum potential in the use and understanding of modern foreign languages at a level appropriate to the learner's experience.
- To promote understanding and appreciation of the cultures and ways of life of other countries.
- To ensure that pupils achieve their full potential in public examinations.
Students will study either French or Spanish.
Year 7 Topics
- Me myself and I
- My free time
- My school
- My family
- Where I live
Year 8 Topics
- Arranging to go out and clothes
- Healthy living and body parts
Year 9 Topics
- Me, my family and friends
- Free time activities, sports and eating out
- Social media and mobile technology
- Healthy and unhealthy living
- My studies/ life at school/college
Year 10 Topics
- Home town, region and neighbourhood
- The environment, poverty and homelessness
- Media, film and music
- Charity and voluntary work, drugs
- Holidays Customs and festivals
Year 11 Topics
- Education post 16
- Career choices
The grading system used for this particular subject in different key stages.
At KS3 students will be assessed at the end of every topic in two of the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing)
The GCSEs in MFL will be graded 9–1, rather than A*–G. Grade 9 is the highest grade, set above the current A*. The grades will be given for the first time in 2017. The course is linear so the students will sit their exams at the end of the course. Mixing between tiers is no longer permitted, students will be entered for either foundation or higher. Students will be tested the following 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.