KEY STAGE 3
All classes in Years 8, 9 and 10 study French while some classes also have the opportunity to study both French and Spanish.
All pupils will develop invaluable skills in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing, hence becoming confident communicators. Topics include family, house, town, hobbies, school and food and classes will be introduced to French and Spanish (if applicable) cultures throughout the KS3 course.
At KS3, we aim to develop a range of skills and vocabulary to allow pupils to speak and write about themselves. We also encourage pupils to develop an awareness of how a language works and to reflect on their use of the English language or indeed any other language they speak at home.
Throughout this time, pupils are prepared for further study at GCSE and A level as our activities are carefully balanced between vocabulary learning, grammar, speaking, and translation practice.
The languages’ team is also excited to be one of the only schools in Northern Ireland to prepare pupils for the globally recognised DELF examination.