Key Stage 4

Pupils can opt to study both languages at GCSE.  The GCSE Course covers the Edexcel GCSE specification and pupils study the four common topic areas:  Personal Information, Out and About, Customer Services and Transactions and finally Future Plans, education and work.  Through on-going controlled assessment in speaking and writing, pupils develop the skills to research and work independently.  Pupils are encouraged to use the language as much as possible in whole class, pair and group work.  Learning skills are supported by resources developed by the faculty such as CDs, booklets, ICT packages, and DVDs/Videos, plus priority use of the Sanako Muli-Media Lab.  Year 10 pupils are offered the opportunity to participate in the residential trips to France and Spain.