” The MFL Faculty believes that studying languages opens doors to a world of opportunities”
We will achieve this vision through the following core values:
- Sustaining a creative learning environment, based on pupil centered learning
- Sharing our passion for languages with students
- Maintaining high standards in all that we do
D Savage – Head of French
K Lowbridge – Assistant Head/Teacher of French
H Brighton – Teacher of French JWilliams – Deputy Head of Year 8/ Teacher of French
In Summer 2016, the department achieved 82% A*-C.
Vision and Core values:
The MFL Faculty believes that studying languages opens doors to a world of opportunities.
Our three core values:
- Sustaining a creative learning environment, based on pupil-centred learning.
- Sharing our passion for languages with students.
- Maintaining high standards in all that we do.
Key Stage 3:
In Key Stage 3, the majority of pupils study French. Year 7 students have three hours of language lessons per fortnight and Year 8 students have 3 hours of language lessons per fortnight. The topics include:
Greetings and Introductions
Sports and Hobbies
Food and drink
Key Stage 4:
In Key Stage 4, students have the option to study French at GCSE level. GCSE groups have between 4 and 6 hours of language lessons per fortnight. For our current Year 11 Students, topics include:
Healthy and Unhealthy Lifestyles
Relationships with family and friends
Free time and the media
Shopping and money
Holiday plans and preferences
Environment and Home and Local Area
School and Education
Work and future plans
Our Year 9 and Year 10 students are following the new specification AQA GCSE syllabus, which comprises the following themes:
- Identity and culture
- Local, national, international, and global areas of interest
- Current and future study and employment
Pupils in Key Stage 3 have the opportunity to attend PB Languages Club on Monday after school, which offers a variety of languages on rotation such as Spanish and Italian. For students who would like further support, there is French homework club on Friday at lunchtime. In addition, G&T club is targeted for Gifted and Talented students across both Key Stages, and provides them with additional challenges such as reading authentic text and undertaking independent research. For pupils in Key Stage 4, there is personalised Enrichment during lunchtimes which focuses on the four skills of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.