We seek to provide an environment to stimulate, enthuse and encourage pupils and to provide thought-provoking and challenging materials. We have high expectations of our pupils and aim that each will achieve their full potential.
We have three goals for our pupils:
Modern Languages are part of the minimum requirement for every pupil at Key Stage 3.
All pupils learn French in KS 3 and cover topics such as Self, Family and Friends, Routine and School Life, Future Plans and Careers. In Year 9 all pupils follow the OLA Entry 2 French CEA specification and aim to achieve OLA Entry 2 certification.
In Year 10 all pupils follow the OLA Entry 3 French CEA specification and aim to achieve OLA Entry 3 certification.
The study of a foreign language , as well as enriching cultural and global awareness , would be most useful to pupils interested in the following areas : Tourism, Hostelry, Travel and European Business. However studying a foreign language also develops communication and listening skills as well as the ability to summarise and scan articles for information. These skills would be useful in a wide variety of careers. French is offered as an optional GCSE at KS4. From Sept 2016 we are following the CEA GCSE French specification.