Languages allow students to experience another culture from within the classroom. We follow the AQA GCSE Curriculum for KS4 in French and German and mirror these themes at KS3, to build up grammatical and lexical knowledge, as well as cultural awareness from year 7. Our curriculum plans are based on the National Curriculum, preparing students for the GCSE exams, life experiences and the world of work.
Our curriculum objectives, alongside the learning of the language, are to embed open-mindedness and acceptance of diversity and tolerance within the school and the wider world. We encourage students to consider life outside of their hometown, relationships and the student’s place in the world in the future. This leads them to become a world citizen.
Learning another language is an essential part of understanding your own language better, building essential literacy skills. It encourages mental aptitude and agility and promotes the ability to communicate in a range of situations. Communication is a key skill in the working world and we focus not only on speaking, but also on listening and presenting information in a structured manner. We encourage metacognition analysis, which builds resilience and problem solving.
Languages truly open up our world.