The languages department teaches two languages, French and Spanish.
Key Stage 3
In Year 7, 8 and 9, pupils study French.
In Year 9 pupils 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. Pupils 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. Pupils 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 (AHoD)
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