Modern foreign languages

The modern foreign languages department is run by experienced and enthusiastic teachers, who deliver French and Spanish lessons. We encourage students to be inquisitive about the world in which they live and to understand the importance of communication in the global village of today.

By studying languages, students will develop their confidence and a range of skills valued by employers. As a department we aim to foster a love of learning languages, an awareness of the importance of appreciating other cultures and the development of students’ literacy skills.  We encourage independent learning and an active use of the target language.

Visits abroad are organised annually to places such as the Normandy battlefields, Barcelona and The Rhine.

Teaching is based on a communicative approach and covers all four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. In both key stage 3 and key stage 4 students are taught in topics covering these four skills. Interactive materials are used, as well as the course book.

Year 7

Topics of study

7 Spanish   7 French  
Myself  Myself and family 
Family   School  
Pastimes  Food 
My home  My local area 

Year 8

Topics of study

Spanish   French  
My city and where I live  Lifestyle 
School   Sport and leisure 
Diet and healthy living  Daily routine 
Holidays  Entertainment and advertising 

Year 9

Topics of study

Spanish   French  
Entertainment – social media /tv/ films   Technology 
Fashion and shopping  Teenage issues 
My world  Diet and health  
The Hispanic world  Parties and festivals 
  Transport and holidays 

Year 10 and 11

You can find further details on the KS4 curriculum below:

Modern foreign languages

Sixth form

Find out more about courses available in sixth form (KS5) here.