- Modern Foreign Languages Team
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Extra Curricular
- Key Stage 3 - Year 7-9
- Key Stage 4 - GCSE
- Key Stage 5 - AS Level
- Key Stage 5 - A2 Level
- DfE Creative Writing Project
Welcome to the Department of Modern Foreign Languages. We are a large and well-resourced department, housed in the West Wing of the main school building in attractive, extensively refurbished accommodation dedicated to MFL teaching with a full range of audio-visual resources in each room.
In 2002 the School was awarded Language College status. This has enabled us to build upon our record of highly successful teaching in three languages (French, German and Spanish) and expand and develop our curriculum for the benefit of the wider community, as well as for our pupils. As a Language College we have set ourselves challenging targets for increased success in examinations at all key stages, together with a commitment to increasing the proportion of our pupils studying at least two foreign languages. Our additional funding will help us to achieve this by providing extra staffing, including more Foreign Language Assistants, and Information Technology resources, computers and software, for use both within lessons and as an extra-curricular facility for independent learning.
The department already uses five inter-active whiteboards and all eight of our classrooms are equipped with data projectors. We also have a state-of-the-art multi-media room situated in the main building, used regularly by all our examination classes.
These are exciting times for foreign language and culture and we have a major role to play within the international ethos of the school, already proud of links with schools and institutions in five continents. Many of these involve our colleagues in other departments and are helping to raise our multi-national profile. Our programme of foreign visits is continually expanding and links with other schools via e-mail and traditional correspondence are developing well. The school has recently been re-designated as an International School by the British Council (2012-15) - click here to read the article.