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Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum Intent

The curriculum we offer our students reflects the aims and aspirations we have for them in that we aim to;

Give them the knowledge, understanding and skills to progress onto the next stage of their education, irrespective of their prior attainment, background or ethnicity.

The Languages Department aims to produce confident, capable and articulate linguists who can work independently in their Speaking and Writing with a range of vocabulary, tenses and complex structures.

  • Our students are able to express opinions and offer justifications.
  • Learning is themed around real world topics and issues which gradually introduces increasingly complex levels of language to stretch and challenge students.

We aim to produce students with high aspirations, resilience and independence so that they can maximise the opportunities they are given to progress.

  • The majority of students in Top Sets 1+2 continue with French at KS4. Students are provided with a well-planned and challenging curriculum. 
  • High expectations set the tone in lessons. 
  • Pupils are expected to learn from their mistakes and are constantly encouraged to do so.
  • Students are able to achieve and be successful in lessons. We celebrate the achievements of our linguists because learning a language is a great achievement. 
  • Activities are scaffolded in such a way that encourages independence and creativity.
  • Provide a broad curriculum with flexible pathways through the key stages to allow students to maximise their attainment by developing the skills and talents they already hold.
  • We provide students with opportunities to master the four skill areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
  • Students are regularly afforded opportunities to learn and work from memory to ensure they are fully prepared for the demands of the new GCSE.

We provide students with a range of enrichment opportunities to help them become responsible citizens who can make a positive contribution to society.

  • European Day of Languages is celebrated each year to celebrate diversity and difference.
  • Festival/Customs are embedded within our Scheme of Learning.
  • The Language Department aims organise a regular Trip to France in order to develop an awareness and understanding of France, its people and culture. Learning a language is an important “life skill”. We aim to challenge the view that learning a language is not necessary.
  • We offer after-school/Easter/twilight revision sessions to highlight the importance of hard work, independence and co-operation in order to be a successful and productive member of society.