Our language curriculum aims to help students communicate effectively in another language, opening doors to global opportunities and fostering an appreciation for diverse cultures. By studying a foreign language, students not only improve their literacy and communication skills in English but also become global citizens with a greater understanding of the world around them.
The TEEP teaching cycle structures all language lessons, with a focus on retrieval practice, learning intentions, meaning construction, and learning reviews. Teachers employ a variety of strategies to assess students' progress, including mini whiteboards, peer and self-assessment, and summative assessments at the end of each topic.
Studying a foreign language offers numerous benefits, including improved communication skills, intercultural understanding, and enhanced career opportunities. Our language curriculum is designed to develop a range of skills and encourages students to embrace the challenges of learning a new language, fostering resilience, teamwork, and intercultural awareness.
Key Stage 3 Years 7-9
Students develop their understanding of the target language's culture and grammar. They learn to describe themselves, others, and the world, while building a foundation in verb conjugations, adjectives, and other linguistic concepts
The curriculum emphasizes speaking and delves deeper into grammatical concepts, preparing students to engage in a wide range of global and social themes.
Challenges students to discuss complex topics, such as immigration and gender equality, and introduces the study of film and literature in the target language.
Key Stage 3 4 hours per fortnight
GCSE 5 hours per fortnight