Teaching should focus on developing the breadth and depth of pupils’ competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing, based on a sound foundation of core grammar and vocabulary. It should enable pupils to understand and communicate personal and factual information that goes beyond their immediate needs and interests, developing and justifying points of view in speech and writing, with increased spontaneity, independence and accuracy. It should provide suitable preparation for further study.
A strong grammatical core underpins the Languages Curriculum, allowing pupils to communicate in an increasingly spontaneous manner as they traverse Key Stages. Not least among our aims, is a desire to foster within our students a love of learning Languages, allowing them to experience different cultures and develop an appreciation of the values. The curriculum is designed to teach acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. By the end of Year 11 pupils are prepared to sit examinations in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing all under the AQA exam board.