Contact Name: Mrs K Campling
Head of Department (French, Spanish)
Head of Spanish (French, Spanish)
French, Spanish (part-time, 0.5)
Spanish (part time)
Head of French (French, Spanish)
Head of German (French German) (Part time)
French, Spanish (part-time)
Details of KS3:
French and Spanish are taught at present. Year 7 pupils are placed in either French or Spanish forms (previous Primary experience is taken into account where possible), although parents are given the option of making a case for their child to study either language specifically, before arriving in Year 7. Pupils will be given the opportunity to continue to study one or two languages to GCSE
Details of KS4:
Students can take French or Spanish at GCSE level. At present the GCSE exam (WJEC) consists of 4 elements: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The writing and speaking elements are completed as coursework. The content centres around 4 themes: Personal and Social Life, The Local Community, The World of Work and the Wider World
Details of KS5:
French, Spanish and German AS and A2 are taught in the sixth form although Gerrman is being phased out. The WJEC syllabus is followed in all three subjects. Two teachers are allocated to each group, sharing the 5 lesson. The work and responsibilities of teaching different parts of the syllabus are shared between the two teachers.
Selection of Students: Careful monitoring of potential A Level candidates for French and Spanish takes place during Year 11. Preliminary and exploratory Sixth form interviews yield provisional lists of students who are required to have a suitability slip filled in by their French / Spanish teacher. In this way both students and teachers receive informed ideas of what to expect at AS Level.
Trips to Spain and France to be announced