Languages - Mrs J Weston (Head of Department & EVC Lead), Miss B Anderson (2nd in Department), Mr L Debuire (3rd in Department & International Education Co-Ordinator, Mrs Edney (SENDCO), Mr A Collot, Mrs K Leach (Educational Visits Co-Ordinator), Mr D Else, Miss A Garcia, Miss B Taylor, Ms Y Zhang (Mandarin)
KEY STAGE 3 INFORMATION
Languages - Milestone Assessment Schedule 2021/22
KS3 Course Information
Pupils study either French or Spanish in Year 7 and 8. Teaching and learning are carried out using the 'immersion' method, where students are trained to communicate solely in the foreign language. In Year 8 and Year 9 students study German as a second language.
The topics studied at KS3 are Family, Home, School, Leisure activities, In and around town, Food and Drink, Body parts and Illnesses, Holidays, Environment and Daily routine.
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KS3 Exam Information
At the end of every half-term pupils sit Milestone Assessments and are assessed on two of the four skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) in their first language, and assessed on one skill in their second language.
Students are expected to be enthusiastic, engaged and converse only in the target language. Very quick progress is made through the immersion method.
Keystage 4 information
KS4 Course Information
Every pupil studies at least one language at Key Stage 4. If pupils select their second language as an option, they study two languages.
The themes studied at KS4 are:
|Year 10||Year 11|
|Term 1||Social and global issues||Term 1||Career Choices|
|Term 2||Travel & Tourism||Term 2||Grammar and revise Year 9 topics|
|Term 3||Life at School and College||Term 3||Year 10 topic revision|
|Term 4||Speaking prep||Term 4||Revision|
|Term 5||Exam Techniques||Term 5 & 6||Examinations|
|Term 6||Mock exams|
KS4 Exam Information
There is no longer a coursework component in the GCSE syllabus. There are 4 exams, each worth 25% of the final grade: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Students are expected to apply themselves and work hard from day 1 as teachers will continue to apply immersion principles as in KS3.
Sixth form course guide by language
Click Here for Sixth form course guide for French
Click Here for Sixth form course guide for German
Click Here for Sixth form course guide for Spanish
|Year 7||Boulogne (FR) & Bilbao (Sp)||Year 8||Cologne (Ge)|
|Year 8/9||Rosas (Sp)||Year 9||Black Forest (Ge) and Paris (Fr)|
|Yr 10/11||Malaga (Sp/Art)||Yr 10/13||Berlin (Ge/History)|