Modern Languages

We aim to create lifelong linguists who thrive in the 21st Century

This will be achieved through provoking students’ curiosity and appreciation of wider cultures, producing aspirational and independent linguists who achieve their potential, fostering the enjoyment of language learning and engendering pride in successful linguistic acquisition and by providing a diverse, challenging and inspirational diet of languages appropriate to the individual needs of all.

Our key aims are:

  • To develop, maintain and stimulate students' curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Modern Foreign Languages

  • To encourage students to embrace Modern Foreign Languages and explore and appreciate the cultural differences of other countries

  • To develop students' familiarity with appropriate linguistic concepts, principles and vocabulary

  • To develop students' understanding of Modern Foreign Languages in its widest context and to see how it relates to themselves outside school

  • To promote independence in students' approach to Language Learning

  • To enable all students to have equal access to Modern Foreign Languages and to experience success in their work

  • To allow students to develop transferable skills in Modern Foreign Languages

Year 7

In year 7, students will receive homework once a week. Homework will be vocabulary learning and/or grammar related. It will also include a variety of different exercises and tasks to support their learning.

This homework is designed to help improve their understanding and application of key grammar points. Also, pupils will practice writing in prose, reading comprehension and listening skills.

Year 8

In Year 8, students will receive homework once a week. Homework will be vocabulary learning and/or grammar related as well as a variety of different exercises and tasks to support their learning. There may also be translation and written tasks to complete.

Key Stage 4

Homework at GCSE comes in a variety of forms:

  • Vocabulary learning

  • Tasks to complete on the Active Learn system (as instructed and explained in class time)

  • Revision for GCSE style speaking assessments - whether picture based, conversation or role play (once per term)

  • Extended/creative writing tasks

  • Additional grammar exercises

French

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Spanish

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