The department has conducted a comprehensive review of the language curriculum provision to incorporate any changes that we believe will give our students the best chance to achieve their true potential. Therefore, in Year 7, students have the fantastic opportunity to experience all three languages (French, Spanish and Mandarin). At the end of year 7, students will choose the one they want to pursue in year 8 and all the way up to GCSE, in Year 11.
Students are provided with a firm base in grammar and are encouraged to learn vocabulary in inventive ways. The lessons are always fun, interactive and lively; lessons also develop students’ independent learning skills through providing the students with a host of methods to use dependent on whether they are audio, visual or kinesthetic learners. Assessment for learning is also key; students know what level they are on and how to improve. A wide range of online resources are provided to the students and there is also a modern multimedia suite for students to use.