What is taught?
In Key Stage 3, learners begin to develop phonics and pronunciation skills and build a foundation of linguistic structures and knowledge of grammar to be able to communicate with increasing confidence. They will gain an insight into both language and culture and explore the world around them.
In GCSE, learners will be assessed in Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing and Translation skills and will study 3 themes; 1. Identity and Culture, 2. Local, National, International and Global areas of interest, 3. Current and Future Study and Employment. They will focus on further enhancing their language skills whilst preparing for Foundation or Higher tier assessment.
How is it taught?
Through a variety of collaborative and independent tasks, learners will grow in confidence as they develop the ability to communicate effectively through the spoken and written word. Exploring authentic materials from numerous sources including classic literature and modern-day references such as songs and current affairs articles, learners will discover the world around them and gain an understanding of their own culture and the culture of others. They will communicate with increasing accuracy and through pair and group work will learn to support each other with empathy.
What makes your subject unique?
Languages are the key to unlock the world. Studying languages can help any learner to be more culturally aware and employable across a vast number of countries, greatly expanding their choices after education.