Secondary > Languages including EAL

Languages Welcome

We aim to provide an interesting and culturally rich experience of language learning. We integrate traditional teaching and new technology to engage our students and make learning a new language relevant and interactive.

Students have the opportunity to carry on with their language study at GCSE and we can support speakers of community languages with GCSE qualifications, if available.

Languages including EAL News

Languages including EAL Staff

  • Mrs. N Campbell : Learning Director MFL
  • Mr. G John : Pupil Progress Lead & MFL Teacher
  • Mrs. M Merino-Sharratt : MFL Teacher

Languages including EAL Assessment

Students will complete Key Tasks and End of Unit assessments in all four skill areas as well as learning translation skills in preparation for their GCSEs.

Languages including EAL Course Outline

Languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. Learning languages contributes to mutual understanding and a sense of global citizenship, necessary for an outward looking person in this changing world. Students will learn to appreciate different countries and cultures as they gain a deeper understanding of the language. Being able to converse in other languages is important for travel as well as opening doors to business opportunities and career choices. The ability to understand and communicate in another language is a lifelong skill with benefits on many levels.

KS3 French

We follow the Allez course over three years.

Year 7 French

  • Tout sur moi (Personal information, physical appearance, favourite objects)
  • Mon monde perso (Personality, family, school subjects, friends)
  • Autour de moi (School, home and animals)
  • À table (Food)
  • Mon quartier (Local Area)

Year 8 French

  • Ça c’est mon truc (Lifestyle)
  • Destination vacances (Holidays)
  • Bouger, C’est important (Sports and leisure)
  • Aux quatre coins du monde (Daily life and issues in francophone countries)
  • Le monde des médias (Entertainment and advertising)
  • Accro à la technologie (Technology)

Year 9 French

  • Être ado, c’est quoi? (Issues for teenagers)
  • En pleine forme! (A balanced diet)
  • Rendez-vous (Parties and festivals)
  • Autour du monde (Transport and holidays)
  • Un métier, un rêve! (Jobs and ambitions)
  • Chez moi, ça veut dire quoi? (Home)

KS3 Spanish

We follow the Mira course over three years

Year 7 Spanish

  • Vamos (Myself, my classroom)
  • En el instituto (School subjects and opinions)
  • Mi familia (Family and pets)
  • En casa (Where I live)
  • El tiempo libre ( Hobbies and time)

Year 8 Spanish

  • En la ciudad (My city, weather and meeting up)
  • La gente (Describing people and daily routine)
  • Vamos a salir (Arranging to go out)
  • Mis vacaciones (A past holiday)
  • La comida (Meals and dining out)
  • De moda (Clothes)

Year 9 Spanish

  • Barcelona (Visiting Barcelona)
  • Los medios de comunicación (Media, tv and film)
  • El instituto (Describing our school)
  • La salud (Health and well-being)
  • Ganarse la vida (Jobs and future plans)
  • Hispanoamérica (Geography and environment)

GCSE French

We follow the AQA course over two years.

Year 10 French

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Technology in everyday life
  • Free time activities
  • Customs and festivals (Double)
  • Home town, neighbourhood and region
  • Social Issues

Year 11 French

  • Global issues
  • Travel and tourism
  • School Life
  • Revision and exam prep

GCSE Spanish

We follow the AQA course over two years.

Year 10 Spanish

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Technology in everyday life
  • Free time activities
  • Customs and festivals (Double)
  • Home town, neighbourhood and region
  • Social Issues

Year 11 Spanish

  • Global issues
  • Travel and tourism
  • School Life
  • Revision and exam prep

Community Languages

We try to support students, which already have the ability to speak and write in one of the community languages available at GCSE, to sit their exam during KS4.