Foreign Languages Faculty

Students in Year 7 study French or German for three periods per week. Students learn how to speak and write in the language and understand spoken and written texts. Students are taught according to the Modern Languages framework. In Year 8 students continue with French and German for three periods each week. Some students study two foreign languages in Year 8. Performance in four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing are assessed.

Key Stage 4
Students may choose to continue to study French or German (they may choose to study both). GCSE students have three periods per week in the language(s) they
have chosen. A GCSE qualification in either French or German will help students to achieve the EBacc qualification.

Key Stage 5
A level French and German are offered. Students in the Sixth Form follow the AQA specification. Students usually have five periods for language study.

Extra Curricular
Visits abroad are organised on a regular basis. In recent years, these have been to Northern France, Brittany, Berlin and a German Exchange with our partner school in Bavaria, Southern Germany, also takes place in Years 9 and 10.