Modern Foreign Languages

Subject Leader:

Miss R Bigongiari

Subject supports the whole school curriculum intent statement by ensuring:

Students in KS3:

Are given the opportunity to become familiar with both the spoken and written language, as well as the culture of French speaking countries. We aim to give students the opportunity to fully participate in a range of language experiences. This is achieved with high quality teaching and learning as well as a focus on high expectations. All pupils will study French in Year 7 and 8. Grammar is fully embedded at Key Stage 3 to ensure rapid progression at Key Stage 4.

Students in KS4:

Are given the opportunity to become familiar with both the spoken and written language, as well as broadening their understanding of the culture of French speaking countries. Pupils have the opportunity to study French in Key Stage 4 and study for the Edexcel GCSE qualification. Over the course of three years pupils will cover a range of vocabulary and structures in the following 5 contexts:
• Identity and culture
• Local area, holiday and travel
• School
• Future aspirations, study and work
International and global dimension.

Students in KS5:

Curriculum Journey:

Extra-curricular Information:

Visit to Paris and the Christmas markets in Lille.  Lunchtime film club for Year 7 and 8 French. Weekly revision classes for Key Stage 4.
Revision classes after school and during holidays. Visits to Aston University, Wolverhampton University, Paris and Lille Christmas market.

Possible areas of future study:

Possible future careers:

Additional help/support/links:

Encourage your child to use the websites we have suggested for extra practice. It is a fun way to practise what we have been learning in class. Students will receive a sticker with details of all of the websites that we subscribe to. Also encourage your child to learn vocabulary regularly and test them on it. You will improve your own language skills too! Again the websites that we subscribe to will help with this. It would be helpful if you could purchase a foreign language dictionary. Your language teacher can advise you which one to buy. Encourage an interest in the country whose language they are studying. Point them in the direction of TV programmes and newspaper articles on events happening in France. Foreign television programmes and radio stations can be accessed on line.