At KS3, all students study either French or Spanish as their main Modern Foreign Language.
In Year 7, students are encouraged to experiment with simple vocabulary in different situations and to begin to feel what it is like to be immersed in a different culture and language. By the end of the Key Stage most students will find themselves confident in basic communication and some will be developing a real flair and fluency.
The curriculum is supported by special theme days such as the Year 7 Sombrero/Chapeau day, early in October and the Francovision and Spanglovision song competitions, held at the end of the Autumn Term. We offer visits from theatre groups and some themed days around cultural events in France and Spain. Additionally, there is a Key Stage 3 annual trip to Paris, which is always very popular with students. We are now also offering a trip to Barcelona in curriculum enrichment week.
Our Language Assistants also provide one to one support for students, who are then able to speak with a native linguist from their country of study. They run weekly clubs for both Key Stages.
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