The Modern Foreign Languages Department offers courses at KS3, KS4 and KS5 in French and Spanish. In Year 9 students can choose to study French, Spanish, or both languages. In Year 10 and 11 students can opt to study a language to GCSE level.
In order to support our students, a number of our Year 9, 10 and 11 groups are having support from a Sixth Form mentor and this programme is proving to be very successful. This is hugely beneficial for our younger students, and also a fantastic opportunity for our 6th form MFL students to become further involved in the life of the department. Film on Friday is a long-running and popular part of the KS5 curriculum.
We offer opportunities for trips and our Year 9 day-trip to France in November has been a great success for a number of years now. For students taking a language at GCSE or GCE (Years 10, 11, 12 and 13) we offer a one-day trip to a French Christmas Market. There is also often an opportunity for MFL students to travel to France and Spain at the end of the summer term.
Me, my family and friends: Discussing getting on with others, describing family and friends, talking about future relationships.
Technology in everyday life: Using social media, the pros and cons, discussing the uses of mobile technology – advantages and disadvantages
Free-time activities: Talking about leisure activities, talking about different cuisines, discussing eating habits, talking about sports
Customs and festivals: Talking about how we celebrate, discussing traditions and festivals, describing events