Key Stage 3
In Key Stage 3, students study French and Spanish from Year 7. During their language lessons we encourage all students, regardless of prior knowledge, to actively take part in lessons through whole class, group, pair or individual work - covering a variety of topics and activities. Grammar is taught from the beginning, as this is fundamental to communication and the schemes of work are written to ensure progression, from the start, for students of all abilities.
We liaise with our feeder primary schools and are confident that the language teaching we offer reinforces and extends what students have already been taught. At Key Stage 3, we work on four main skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing and ensure that these are built into our programmes of study. Everything we do is based around ensuring that students are:
- Confident speakers of languages
- Able to communicate when abroad
- Enthusiastic and resilient
Over the three years at Key Stage 3, students will study topics such as Self, Family and Friends, Where I Live, Free time, Technology, School and Food and Drink. Alongside this, we incorporate all the key grammar needed such as different tenses and translation skills.