Modern Foreign Languages

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.  Nelson Mandela"

Curriculum Intent Statement - Department of Modern Languages.

We aspire to expose our pupils to a broad and ambitious Modern Languages curriculum, which is rich in skills and knowledge, develops self-efficacy, kindles curiosity and promotes diversity and tolerance of other cultures. Our Modern Languages curriculum will give pupils the opportunity to:

- use language skills, receptively and productively, for communication in the real world, for practical purposes, for their immediate needs, interests and beyond and to express and justify opinions 

- develop their confidence and autonomy to access new and unfamiliar language through the use of decoding skills brought about by the explicit teaching of phonics and sound patterns

-  work towards becoming a fluent and spontaneous speaker of the foreign language.

- We are very proud of the extra-curricular events we have set up over the years for students to get involved in, this year we are delighted to launch:

The language horizons mentoring project for Y8 run by  Cardiff University and DfE

 https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/may/18/student-mentors-help-pupils-gcse-languages