Modern Foreign Languages
French, German and Spanish
- To encourage more independent learning by students in their own time in the faculty
- To make the acquisition of higher level language learning fun
- To plan regular co-curricular trips and experiences in all departments in the faculty for Years 12 and 13
- To continue to encourage teaching and learning in a way which encourages different learning styles and use modern methodology
- To encourage healthy living, compassion for others, enquiry and open discussion of relationships through the curriculum taught in the faculty.
- The faculty has access to Chromebooks which can be used in any MFL classroom with any year group
- LC1 is a specific IT room in the Languages area with 27 PCs for whole class use for Years 7-13
- LC5 is a specific IT room in the Languages area with 8 PCs for Years 12-13 use.
The IT resources available are:
- Kerboodle (all three languages and students have a personal login and password)
- ThisisLanguage (all three languages and students have a personal login and password)
- We have four Foreign Language Assistants (FLAs) in French, German and Spanish who help prepare the students for their speaking exams and who use a variety of authentic websites to promote the languages.
A Level Curriculum
The AQA course in French / German and Spanish is studied by all students who choose to take an MFL A Level qualification.
Co-curricular, Enrichment, Extension and Support
- There is an annual exchange to Bamberg in Germany for Years 9-13 and Year 12 Spanish students can take part in an annual language and work experience trip to Rosas
- A French trip to Paris, or a similar large city, is offered every two years
- Year 12 students can access support sessions at lunchtimes or after school with teachers and the FLAs
- Years 12 and 13 have paired or individual speaking sessions with the FLAs
- There is a French Club once per half term offering cultural eating activities, films, celebrations and games to all students Years 7-13 who are either bilingual, have a particular interest in French or who are studying A Level French
- Results at A Level are consistently very good (100% grades A-C at A Level) and the students’ experiences in a recent survey were very positive.