Each year we also have two native speaker Foreign Language Assistants working with the department from October to May.
The MFL rooms are each fitted with state of the art facilities such as Interactive Whiteboards and Visualisers. Each room also has access to laptops and computers and the facilities are accessible to pupils both within lessons and after school to assist with independent learning and homework.
Key Stage 3
Pupils in Years 7, 8 & 9 receive two 60 minute lessons a week. Homework is set on alternate week and pupils complete an independent project each half-term, either based on cultural events in the target language countries or on revision strategies. Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9. Progress is tracked and monitored in accordance with agreed procedures. Pupils complete a baseline assessment the first half term in Year 7 and receive two end of module assessments a year. Pupils have the opportunity to study a second language, Italian as part of our Year 9 Preference Curriculum.
GCSE (Key Stage 4)
Pupils in GCSE classes receive three 60 minute lessons a week with homework one to three times a week. The two year GCSE course is awarded with the Edexcel examination board. Progress is tracked and monitored in accordance with agreed procedure. Pupils complete a range of both formal and informal assessments in the form of extended writing and speaking activities in class, as well as mock and real examinations.
GCSE Courses for Modern Foreign Language
|Subject||Key Stage 4|
|French||Pearson Edexcel Level 1 /Level 2 GCSE in French (1FR0)|
|Spanish||Pearson Edexcel Level 1 /Level 2 GCSE in Spanish (1SP0)|
|Urdu||Pearson Edexcel Level 1 /Level 2 GCSE in Urdu (1UR0)|
|Subject||Key Stage 4|
|British Sign Language||ABC Level 1 Award in British Sign Language
ABC Level 2 Award in Signing and Receiving Skills in British Sign Language
Extra Curricular Urdu
Pupils with some prior knowledge of Urdu are welcome to attend after-school lessons on either Wednesday or Thursday, 3.00pm-4.00pm, with a specialist Urdu teacher, leading to a GCSE in the subject at the end of Year 11. Please contact the Head of Department (Mrs Whittle) for more information if you wish for your child to attend.
- See whole-school extra-curricular overview