Modern Foreign Languages
Mrs V Melia – Head of Department
Mrs S Bewell – Teacher of French
Mrs V Loxley – Teacher of French and Spanish
Mrs E Noble – Teacher of French and Spanish
Mrs K Sherwood – Head of Spanish and Teacher of Spanish
Miss C Surridge – Teacher of French
Both languages follow the AQA Specification at AS and A2 Level. The course structure, topics and examination structures are identical for both languages. The cultural topics studied at A2 level will vary according to set. They will involve the study of a film and a book.
There is a study visit to Salamanca in Spain and the opportunity to participate in a two week Work Experience visit to Annemasse in France – both of these are in Year 12.
It is not necessary for parents to have learnt a language in order to help their child progress in this subject. We very much appreciate support in helping to learn vocabulary and checking that homework is completed on time. Our purchase of web based coursebooks has been, in part, informed by the importance of parents feeling able to support their child’s learning. Your child’s teacher will be pleased to inform you of any other way that you can help him/her to maximise his/her potential.
As much Language work involves Listening, Speaking and Reading – Homework will come in a variety of forms. listening, learning and reading as well as written in exercise books. In all years including Sixth Form some of the homework will be set online – this is not project work or research, it is specific exercises to reinforce what students have studied in class.