The French department aims to embrace the French culture through the teaching of the language. The department also aims to teach the students transferable skills, which can be applied in many subjects and careers. We aim to make students’ learning an enjoyable experience in an atmosphere which promotes positive learning.
The language laboratory is used on a regular basis and on a rota of classes to allow all pupils to practise their listening and speaking skills in French. Most KS4 classes are timetabled in the language laboratory. All classrooms are equipped with an interactive whiteboard and a projector, as well as listening equipment.
At the end of September the department organises cultural activities to celebrate the European Day of Languages. Throughout the week, pupils are offered different European food at the canteen and they also take part in cultural quizzes. Year 8 take part in a European day event where we highlight the importance of using different languages and raise cultural awareness. This has been a very enjoyable and enriching experience in the past few years.
The French department offers a trip to France - usually during May or Easter half term to offer pupils the opportunity to experience French culture and language "hands-on"