Modern Foreign Languages
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart”. (Nelson Mandela)
Ever-expanding communication technology, increased travel opportunities and changing flexibility in the job market have resulted in the world becoming a much smaller place. It is crucial that we can speak with and understand each other.
Our vision for language learning is to provide vibrant and well-resourced lessons which instil a passion and curiosity for language learning and enable pupils to access employment, leisure and travel opportunities beyond the confines of the Anglo-American world.
During Senior School, language learning will improve communication skills and confidence, develop literacy and deepen understanding of English. In Key Stage 3, language learning is communicative in nature; the emphasis is on speaking and listening for practical communication. Pupils develop confidence in their spoken language but also develop an understanding of grammar and syntax. Reading and writing skills are also established.
A GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language rewards practical communication skills and adds a European dimension to your studies. Language study in Key Stage 4 will help equip you for life in the multicultural and multilingual world we live in.