French and German
Mrs D Taylor – Head of EBacc Faculty and Teacher
Mrs H Woodage – Teacher
Mrs S Lodo – Teacher
The MFL department enables pupils to develop an appreciation of other cultures and build self-confidence by broadening horizons and intercommunicative skills. Language and communication skills are vital in today’s ever changing global society and our course helps pupils to develop a deeper understanding of the world around us. The impact of which can add value and lead to a significant advantage when applying for courses or jobs in an increasingly competitive market.
Our French and German cross curricular projects give the pupils the opportunity to nurture a range of skills including problem solving; critical thinking and managing challenging target language. We teach pupils how to listen, speak, read and to write in another language and as a consequent develop resilience, a crucial life skill.
We also place great emphasis on cross-curricular links such as literacy. We examine the foreign language and identify similarities and differences with our own language thus enabling students to improve their literacy.
A wide variety of trips and exchange visits to France and Germany offer our pupils the opportunity to broaden their inter- cultural understanding and support language learning, enabling them to implement their language skills in real-life situations.
Key Stage three is assessed using threshold statements. A child will be given a working at threshold at each data capture:
In year 9 pupils are assessed using GCSE grades.
In years 7 & 8 pupils are set homework booklets half termly to develop their scientific enquiry skills. There are a choice of tasks and these are self, peer and teacher assessed. Key Stage 3 Homework booklets can be downloaded from here: THOA Homework Site
Exam Board: Edexcel
Exam Board Website: qualifications.pearson.com
Modern Languages syllabus content:
A foreign language is a requirement of the English Baccalaureate. Most universities expect pupils to have some knowledge of a modern foreign language.