The department is well-equipped with a wealth of digital resources for teaching and learning. We also have 2 rooms that can collapse into one larger room, which supplements teaching and learning. Extensive use is made of ICT in our teaching and learning programmes. Our schemes of work are developed with the aim of fostering excellent language learning skills through the KS3 Strategy and PLTS. Members of the department are committed to improvement and innovation.
Key Stage 3
All pupils learn French or Spanish in years 7, 8 & 9. The curriculum enables the pupils to develop skills through a variety of contexts and gives pupils opportunities to explore aspects of the life and culture of countries and communities where the language is spoken.
Key Stage 4
Pupils in KS4 follow GCSE courses in French or Spanish. The course followed in Years 10 & 11 leads to qualification with Edexcel. This specification builds upon the Programmes of Study for French or Spanish at Key Stage 3 and provides the basis for further study at A Level. Qualification is gained by external assessment in Listening & Reading and controlled assessments in Speaking & Writing. There is the opportunity to participate in a Study trip to France or Spain.