Modern Foreign Languages

We believe that the study of a foreign language, French German, and Spanish, will broaden horizons, develop cultural knowledge and understanding and foster transferable skills such as confidence, communication, problem solving and creativity.  Learning a modern language will enable pupils to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing, focused on familiar and routine matters, using their knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary. As pupils advance from Year 7 to Year 11, their competence in the four communication skills will deepen.


DEEP Curriculum Overview

In Year 7, pupils will be introduced to French, German and Spanish across the year. At the end of Year 7, pupils opt for the language they want to study more DEEPLY across Year 8 and 9. They will study a variety of different topics such as family, lifestyle, free time, school, town, food and holidays. Pupils will begin to develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and translating in the target language.  They will also be introduced to key grammatical structures to enable them to manipulate the language for communication. Therefore, pupils will feel confident giving opinions and justifications in Spanish and using two different tenses. Assessments will be tailored to help pupils progress and provide a solid foundation when extending their learning to upper school and beyond. At GCSE, pupils will follow the AQA specification in their target language.