The languages faculty is currently made up of a team of six teachers, led by a very experienced Curriculum Leader, supported by a Subject Leader for French and a Lead Teacher, who has specific responsibilities across the two subjects. All current members of the faculty are dual linguists, able to teach French and German.
All Year 7 students start with either French or German and this alternates each year. In Years 8 and 9 students continue with the first language and experience taster sessions in the second language, either French or German. Regardless of which language they have studied at KS3, students are offered to opportunity to study the second language at GCSE.
In Year 10, students start the GCSE specifications. We currently follow the Eduqas specifications. We use the Studio and Stimmt courses but supplement these with our own materials.
The languages faculty makes a significant contribution to the extra-curricular opportunities offered to students and foreign trips and exchanges are an enjoyable and educational experience that remain popular among our students
Homework is an important means by which students can deepen their learning and improve their understanding of topics studied. More information can be found here.