The Languages department teaches two languages, French and Spanish.
Key Stage 3
In Year 7, 8 and 9, students study French.
In Year 9 students are given the opportunity to study Spanish as a second language after school.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 pupils are able to choose a foreign language as one of their E-Bacc subjects for their GCSE. The options of Spanish and French are available for the 2-year course. Pupils who have studied Spanish after school in Year 9, have attended lunchtime Spanish club or have achieved a grade 6 or higher in French and have a choice to study Spanish.
The Languages department uses a
communicative approach with an emphasis on oral skill development. Students
practise listening, speaking, reading and writing in the foreign language on a
variety of topics together with the use of a wide variety of learning resources
and teaching methods. Students are also shown how to use transferable skills that
they can then apply to other subjects or
real-life situations. There are several opportunities to visit French and Spanish-speaking countries throughout the Key Stages.
Mrs E Keegan
Mrs C Galbraith (French Assistant)
Mrs S Carlisle
Mrs A Colautti
Mrs A Dixon
Mrs J Pailing
Mrs S Capes (Teacher and Spanish Assistant)
Mrs S Brodigan