Languages are part of the cultural richness of our school, our society and the world in which students will go on to 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.
The Languages team provides a culturally rich experience of language learning in either French or Spanish, as well as in a range of community languages. We integrate traditional teaching and new technology to engage our students and we make learning a new language relevant and interactive.
We focus teaching on grammar and recall of key vocabulary across the four skill areas (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing) as well as teaching translation skills in preparation for their GCSEs.
We support students that already have the ability to speak and write in one of the community languages available at GCSE, to sit their exam during KS4.
Students will learn to appreciate different countries and cultures as we incorporate festivals, traditions and places of interest into our teaching. 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.
Languages Units of Work