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Modern Foreign Languages

Key Stage 3

Students will study either French, Spanish or German in years 7, 8 and 9. The students follow a course for their relevant language which supports their learning in a fresh and appealing way. In Year 9, students may have the opportunity to access a second language if they have shown an interest in and an aptitude for studying languages in years 7 and 8.

All our languages courses are supported by engaging ICT packages and all three languages are taught by specialist teachers using a variety of approaches including ICT. Students have access to an up to date computer suite where they can practise what they have learnt in the classroom using the courses that support the text books, by for example playing vocabulary games on subscription websites or they could use the computers to access authentic listening material, for example on YouTube. 

Students will access the GCSE course in their relevant language in year 9, meaning that the GCSE course will last three years. This means students will be able to focus on exam skills and course content earlier, ensuring the best possible outcomes.


Key Stage 4

Students can opt to study GCSE French, Spanish or German. Students studying GCSE languages have access to the Foreign Languages Assistant, a native speaker who works with small groups to provide personalized support and feedback. Students follow new courses designed to reflect the demands of the AQA examination. They also have access to the computer suite facilities and are taught in a dynamic and modern way by specialist staff in a well-equipped building dedicated to MFL. 


Key Stage 5

Students can study AS and A2 qualifications in French, Spanish or German as part of Sleaford Joint Sixth Form. All students have individual access to the native speaking Language Assistant on a weekly basis where they get personalized support in order to prepare for the oral examination. Students have access to the ICT facilities and are offered a wide range of support and materials developed by the specialist teachers.

Every year we also support students who come to us already competent in another language. In recent years students from all year groups have taken GCSEs, AS and A2 levels in French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin and Polish.