The Key Stage Four Languages curriculum has been planned to ensure that students are well prepared to meet the demands of the GCSE examination and to continue to study languages later in life if they wish to do so.
There are opportunities to experience the culture of the country first hand through visits abroad, visiting theatre groups, visits to the local sixth form for cultural enrichment days or to local restaurants.
We explore the similarities and differences between life in Great Britain and in other countries as well as elements of Catholic Social teaching, through topic based study of issues such as the environment, poverty, unemployment, festivals or health.
How will I be assessed?
There will be fortnightly vocabulary assessments to complement the fortnight reading and writing homeworks set via Google classroom. In addition to this, each term you will be set a topic based assessment . The skill assessed will vary each term to provide a balance of all four skills across the year.
Towards the end of Year 10 you will begin to do full past GCSE papers across a variety of skills and topics. All four skills are equally weighted, 25% each for reading, writing, listening and speaking. There is an examination for each skill. There will be plenty of opportunity to practice for these examinations with a variety of internal mock examinations from June in Year 10 onwards.