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Key Staff

  • Mrs J Weston - Head of Department & EVC Lead 
  • Miss B Anderson – 2nd in Department 
  • Mr L Debuire - 3rd in Department & International Education Co-Ordinator 
  • Mr A Collot – Assistant Head 
  • Mrs K Leach - Educational Visits Co-Ordinator and ITTCo 
  • Mr D Else – Head of Learning for Year 9 
  • Miss J Whitmore – Assistant SENDCo 
  • Miss A Garcia – Most Able and Aspiring MFL rep. 
  • Miss S Bean – Mandarin Excellence Programme Co-ordinator 
  • Miss M Harvey – MFL Teaching Assistant

Key Stage 3 - Years 7, 8 and 9

Languages Milestone Assessment Schedule 2022/23

KS3 Course Information
Pupils study either French, Spanish or Mandarin in Year 7, 8 and 9.  In Year 8 and Year 9 students study French, Spanish or German as a second language. 

The topics studied at KS3 are Family, Home, School, Leisure activities, In and around town, Food and Drink, Body parts and Illnesses, Holidays, Environment and Daily routine. 

PDF icon Click here for a list of useful exam websites

KS3 Exam Information
Pupils sit Milestone Assessments at regular points throughout the year and are assessed on two of the four skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) in their first language, and assessed on one skill in their second language.  

KS3 Expectations
Students are expected to engage in learning, be respectful of others and to work hard to achieve in lessons. 

Key Stage 4 (GCSE) - Years 10 and 11

KS4 Course Information
Every pupil studies at least one language at Key Stage 4.  If pupils select their second language as an option, they study two languages.

The themes studied at KS4 are: 

Year 10 Year 11
Term 1 School and College Term 1 Careers and Future Plans
Term 2 Customs and Festivals Term 2 Social Issues
Term 3 Free Time Activities Term 3 The Environment
Term 4 House and Home Term 4 Revision 
Term 5 Holidays Term 5 & 6 Examinations
Term 6 Mock exams

KS4 Exam Information
There are 4 exams, each worth 25% of the final grade: listening, reading, writing and speaking. 

KS4 Expectations
Students are expected to apply themselves and work hard from day 1 of the course.

Key Stage 5 (A Level) - Years 12 and 13 

Click Here for Sixth form course guide for French

Click Here for Sixth form course guide for German

Click Here for Sixth form course guide for Spanish


Useful Website Kerboodle, Quizlet, and Memrise

Languages trips

Year 7 Boulogne (FR) & Bilbao (Sp) Year 8  China Town
Year 8/9 Rosas (Sp) Year 9 Trip to France - tbc
Yr 10/11 Malaga (Sp/Art) Yr 10/13 Berlin (Ge/History)


Last Updated November 2023