Modern Foreign Languages

French, German and Spanish

Faculty Aims:

  • 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 Years 12-13.
  • 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.

 Facilities

  • The Faculty has access to Chrome books 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 3 languages and students have a personal login and passwords)

ThisisLanguage (all 3 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.

French curriculum

German curriculum

Spanish curriculum

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 12-13 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 bi-lingual, who 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.