Modern Foreign Languages
The Modern Foreign Language programmes we offer develop pupils’ cultural awareness, teach them the fundamentals of communicating effectively in a foreign language, and equip them with the skills they need to progress to a global marketplace. They promote a healthy attitude of tolerance and understanding and help pupils to see beyond the microcosms of their own communities, providing an insight into the similarities and differences between contrasting cultures, along with the traditions that help to inform them.
Pupils will learn how to convey vital information about themselves, their families and their lives, and will also master essential phrases, such as how to ask for directions, order food, and organise social engagements. Pronunciation and grammar will be key components of the course, ensuring pupils are able to communicate through both spoken and written mediums.
Pupils will also learn a variety of valuable transferrable skills whilst undertaking a MFL, such as communication, problem-solving, creativity, ICT, literacy, numeracy and performance skills.
The academy currently offers Arabic and French at KS3, and Arabic only at KS4.
Curriculum Overview – French
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Curriculum Overview – Arabic
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Theme 1: Identity and culture
Theme 2: Local area, holiday and travel
Theme 3: School
Theme 4: Future aspirations, study and work
Theme 5: International and global dimension
Internal assessments take place every half-term.
KS4 Exam Board Specification (Arabic): EdExcel GCSE Arabic (1AA0)
The Department offers a range of enrichment clubs, leads overseas educational visits and runs regular competitions. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.