Welcome to Modern Foreign Languages.
This department consists of three passionate and well-qualified teachers who deliver engaging, interactive lessons of French and Spanish to GCSE level. Lessons are delivered through interactive whiteboards, PowerPoint presentations and independent investigations, and we encourage as much collaborative work as possible.
You will develop the four key skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing through games, competitions, design, debate, authentic magazines, stories and songs!
The department subscribes to VocabExpress and Linguascope to add an extra dimension to your study and allow you to progress independently in MFL both at school and at home.
Many cultural opportunities are offered outside of the classroom, with the annual trip abroad to France or Spain as a key department highlight.
There are also smaller excursions at KS3 and KS4, such as visits to universities or authentic French/Spanish restaurants, not to mention the school-wide celebration of European Day of Languages every September.
The MFL department believes there are limitless opportunities open to you if have language skills; we’re here to help you realise your potential.
Key Stage 3: Years 7 & 8
Please see Learning Programmes to the left.
Key Stage 4: Years 9, 10 & 11
This department follows the AQA French and Spanish syllabi, with exams in the four key skills at the end of Year 11. The course content is summarised under the following 3 themes:
Theme 1: Identity and Culture
Me, my family and friends
Free time activities
Technology in everyday life
Customs and festivals
Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest
Home and local area
Holiday and travel
Healthy lifestyle and social issues
Theme 3: Current and future study and employment
My studies; life at school and college
Education post-16; jobs and careers