Languages

Staff Members:

  • Mr D Thompson: Head of Languages, Head of Japanese
  • Miss S O’Sullivan: Head of Spanish, teacher of Spanish and French
  • Miss S Jones: Head of French
  • Mrs M Tate: Head of Chinese, teacher of Chinese and Japanese
  • Ms N De Silva: Teacher of Japanese and French
  • Mrs E Caldwell: Primary School co-ordinator, teacher of French, German and Spanish
  • Ms S Bateman: Teacher of Spanish and French
  • Mrs L Hale: Teacher of Spanish and French
  • Mrs S Higgins: Teacher of Spanish and French
  • Mrs J McDonald: Teacher of French, Latin and Spanish
  • Mrs E Payne: Teacher of Spanish and French
  • Mr S Popham: Teacher of French and Spanish
  • Mr V Le Goascoz: Teacher of French and Spanish
  • Mrs E Yilmaz: Teacher of Chinese

Modern Foreign Languages form part of the National Curriculum and are offered to all Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 pupils.

Key Stage 3:

All pupils have 4 or 5 lessons of French a fortnight throughout Key Stage 3.

Most pupils also start a second language in Year 7 which continues to the end of Year 9 alongside French.  In the current Year 7, the second language is chosen from Spanish, Japanese or Chinese.

All classes have some access to our Computer suite on a rota basis for lessons and most classes have some access to the Audio room.

In Year 9 some pupils take Entry level French at level 1, 2 or 3.

Key Stage 4:

The following are available as Key Stage 4 options:

  • GCSE French, Spanish or German (WJEC examination board)
  • GCSE Japanese and Mandarin Chinese (Edexcel examination board)
  • GCSE Latin (OCR examination board)

Key Stage 5:

A2/AS levels are offered in:

  • French and  Spanish (OCR examination board)
  • Japanese (Edexcel examination board)

For Chinese, students study the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Pre-U Mandarin.  This is equivalent to an A level, recognised by universities in the UK and overseas and the qualificaton carries similar UCAS points to a full A level subject.