Modern Foreign Languages

The Modern Foreign Languages courses in KS3 and KS4 help develop students’ knowledge and application of a second language, focusing on the four communication skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

The majority of students have 3 lessons a week, in which they not only learn the language but also about the lifestyles and cultures of French, German and Spanish speaking countries.

GCSE (AQA) course in Key Stage 4 will be based on the following topics:

Identity and Culture

Relationships – family, friends, marriage, partnership; Technology in everyday life—social media, mobile technology; Free time activities – media, food and eating out, sport; Customs and festivals in French/German/Spanish-speaking countries/communities

Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Home, town, neighbourhood and region; Social issues – charity/voluntary work, healthy/unhealthy lifestyles; Global issues – the environment, poverty/homelessness; Travel and tourism

Current and future study and employment

My studies; Life at school/college; Education post 16; Career choices and ambitions