The Modern Languages Faculty is currently made up of a team of six members of staff. Three are full time, three are part time. The Curriculum Leader is also Subject Leader for German, there is a Subject Leader for French and a Lead Teacher who has specific responsibilities across the two subjects. All current members of the Faculty are able to teach French and German.
The Faculty has four specialist rooms which are all equipped with projectors and smart boards. The school operates a highly successful iPads for Learning scheme with all students having access to an iPad which they can use in school and at home. This has transformed the way students learn and use ICT in school and at home. This initiative has had a significant impact on the way students learn languages at
Haslingden High School.
All Year 7 classes start with either French or German and this alternates each year. Currently, all Year 7 students are learning German. In Year 8 they continue with the first language and have taster sessions in the second, either French or German. The Y9 course aims to consolidate and practice three main tenses, agreements and word order in a variety of situations. Students have three periods of MFL study per week in years 7-9.
In Year 10, students start the GCSE specifications. They currently follow the Eduqas specifications. We use the Studio and Stimmt courses but supplement these with our own materials. Students have 3 periods of language study per week.
At KS5 students follow A-Level specifications for the AQA exam board.
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.