Modern Foreign Languages

In a multicultural society, the need to communicate, share ideas and develop an understanding of others is vital. Furthermore, as a business and enterprise college, we know that students need to be equipped to work within the 21st century's global network.
With this in mind, the Modern Foreign Languages department aims to encourage students to explore different cultures through languages.

We currently offer French at KS3 and KS4. We are introducing Urdu as well from Year 9.

We employ a range of methods to help students grow accustomed to new languages. Power-point presentations, interactive whiteboard material, language videos, songs and films in the target language are used to introduce topics and vocabulary. We also have an excellent computer network on which students are able to use the department's different ICT-based language resources. The department uses the website www.linguascope.com where students can learn the language whilst having fun.

KS3

We follow the "Dynamo” course in year 7 and “Expo" in Years 8 and 9.  
Students study various topics such as Family/ Where I live/Free time and hobbies/Food and Drinks etc…

KS4

Languages are optional at GCSE. We currently offer AQA French GCSE.

Enrichment Activities

  • Year 7 Day Trip to Boulogne sur Mer
  • Year 12/13 trip to Nice
  • Onatti French play for KS3 and KS4

Qualifications

KS4

Qualification

Examining Body

GCSE French

AQA

 

Staff

Mrs S Gillet

Head of MFL
Mrs F Cusimano MFL Teacher