Introduction

French, German and Spanish are taught throughout the school. All three languages are offered at GCSE and GCE A level and we use AQA exam board.

Facilities and Resources

Pupils have workbooks which they keep and relevant text books.

We have language assistants for each of the three languages, who work with students in small groups to focus on their speaking skills.

Sound and video recordings are frequently used to give students access to genuine language sources and to highlight cultural aspects of our Target Language countries.

Students are encouraged to use a variety of computer programmes and internet sources for reference, research and language practice.

Syllabus

In Years 7—8 pupils learn vocabulary and how to express themselves in the

language. The focus is on learning basic grammar and language structures in the context of everyday situations. In Year 9 pupils start the GCSE course.

The GCSE course contains themes such as Identity and Culture, Education and Work, and Global Issues.

Exams in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing come at the end of the course.

AS and A level follow the AQA syllabus.

Trips

All pupils are offered the chance to go on residential visits to France, Germany and Spain. Recent trips have included German Christmas Market trips to Cologne and Koblenz, KS4 trips to Paris and Madrid.

Staff

Mr F Scott, Mrs R Ortu, Mr B Bawden, Ms E Johnston, Mrs M Goodson