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Modern Foreign Language Department

Aims

The department aims to give every child in the school the basic skills they need to study a foreign language independently. Through the study of French, the students experience another culture and are encouraged to develop a sympathetic and tolerant attitude towards other cultures and people in the world.

Every child is given the opportunity to develop the many skills language learning offers, and in particular listening, reading speaking and writing up to GCSE.

Accommodation & resources

The Department is well resourced in books and audio materials complemented by multimedia projector and interactive board. iCT is fully integrated into teaching and learning, modern approaches have blended with our strong tradition of academic teaching. Digital voice recorders are used for recording speaking tasks and presentations.

We believe than the study of languages offers a unique insight into the world we live in, so, we encourage our students to opt for French at KS4. There are currently five groups in Years 9 to 11 studying French at GCSE level, which follow the AQA examination board specification A, linear course. Textbooks used at KS3 are the 'EXPO' series whereas for GCSE we favour the AQA endorsed texts as well as 'Expo 4'. The Linguascope website provides very popular activities and motivating games to all year groups.