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Modern Foreign Languages


SUBJECT OVERVIEW

The aim of the Modern Foreign Languages department is to create compelling learning experiences in which all students enjoy, make progress and achieve through language learning.  Learning languages contributes tointer-cultural understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfillment.  The ability to understand and communicate in another language is a lifelong skill for education, employment and leisure in this country and throughout the world.
 
The curriculum is based around real life situations both in a leisure and business context.  Students will have access to many different resources including interactive ICT resources, DVDs and CDs.

SCHEMES OF WORK

KEY STAGE 3

In Key Stage 3 students have the opportunity to take part in one compelling learning experience every term in order to practise what they have learnt in a different context.  These include out of school visits and sending emails to Spanish penfriends.  Students are also able to learn through cross-curricular themes such as Spanish Art, Sport, Music and Film. There is an opportunity for students to take part in an annual Exchange Visit with our partner school, Colegio Santa Ana y San Rafael, in Madrid.
 
Students will also have the opportunity to study French and/or Mandarin as extra-curricular activities.

KEY STAGE 4

  • AQA GCSE Spanish and/or French: Students will learn how to understand and communicate in another language in a range of contexts.  Students will learn how to use their literacy, numeracy, ICT, personal, learning and thinking skills in order to make progress in their language learning.
In Key Stage 4, out of school visits include a joint Enterprise and Business Studies/Languages visit to Paris.

KEY STAGE 5

  • AQA GCE A Level Spanish and/or French: Students will learn how to gain insight into their own society by making comparisons between different countries, cultures, communities and people.  This course is excellent preparation for those who wish to study languages at university or as a starting point for a career in languages.
There is an opportunity for students to take part in a Year 12 Exchange Visit with our partner school, Colegio Santa Ana y San Rafael, in Madrid.

STAFF

Mrs P. Houghton - Head of Department
Mrs L. Bainbridge

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 The Academy of St Nicholas

51 Horrocks Avenue
Liverpool
L19 5NY
Tel: 0151 230 2570
Email: info@theacademyofstnicholas.org.uk

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