Modern Languages

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.

MFL Staff

Mr B Irving (HoD)

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


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