“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” – Wittgenstein
Pupils have Year 7 to consolidate and build upon language they have learned at primary school through the medium of French in mixed ability classes.
In Year 8, setting takes place.
Sets 1-3 have two hours of French study and two hours of German study a week.
Sets 4-6 study French only for two hours a week
This arrangement continues in Year 9 when pupils start to study GCSE themes to help them make option choices. Pupils in sets 1-3 are strongly encouraged to study at least one language to GCSE level. Pupils in sets 4-6 are invited to continue with French if they wish to.
French and German are offered as GCSE subjects with a trip to France and Germany on offer subject to demand. The GCSE course is linear with equal weighting between the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
French and German are offered as A-level subjects, again with a trip to France and Germany on offer subject to demand.
Mrs C Talbot – Curriculum Leader of MFL
Mrs S Bunyan
Mrs M Fenwick – part time
Mrs L Fisher – Assistant Curriculum Leader (German)
Miss R Flood
Mrs R McEwan
Mrs J Sennitt-Woods
Miss E Trabichet
Mrs M Wakeman – part-time
Mrs J Whitworth – Teaching Assistant