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teaching staff 

  • Natascia Servini - Curriculum Leader
  • Robina Begum - Head of EAL
  • Carlos Munoz - Deputy Curriculum Leader
  • Mounel Sadaoui - Postholder
  • Itrat Badar - Urdu and EAL
  • Soumya Abdi - Arabic
  • Georgia Biltcliffe - French & Spanish
  • Claire Rowlinson - French, Spanish & Mandarin

support staff 

  • Viginia Buonaugurio
  • Marta Martin-Prieto 
  • Maria Foley
  • Jill Ross
  • Elise Mailly
  • Diane Dezulier

Curriculum Aims

With over fifty languages spoken at this school and set in the Olympic heartland, our World Languages Curriculum Area offers one of the most wide-ranging languages curricula nationally. Furthermore we offer all staff and students the chance to learn over 26 languages through the use of Rosetta Stone. Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures, deepening pupils’ understanding of the world and preparing them for study and work in other countries. Our dedication to internationalism, determination to mould global citizens and our quest to build on the rich linguistic and cultural heritage of our students underpins our curriculum.

The World Languages department is very successful, with last year’s GCSE results showing an improvement in the number of A*-C grades to 100% and 57.14% A*-A.

Year 10 and 11

All students study a language at Key Stage Four following the Edexcel GCSE specification. The study of a language to GCSE level allows students to begin develop skills which will empower them to work or study abroad, learn further new languages as well as widening opportunities for sixth form, college and university study as completing a GCSE in a foreign language forms part of the English Baccalaureate.

Our current Year 10 and 11 French and Spanish students are studying the new GCSE specification and will sit exams in reading and translation, speaking, writing and listening at the end of Year 11. Year 10 Italian, Arabic and Urdu students will be the first to take the new GCSE. By the end of Key Stage Four, students will have mastered a range of grammatical structures and topics including media and culture, sport and leisure, business and education and travel and tourism. We also offer students the opportunity to complete a GCSE or AS Level in their home language with students taking GCSEs ranging from Bengali to Turkish.

Topics include:

  • Identity and Culture
  • Cultural Life
  • Holidays
  • Travel and Tourism
  • School
  • International and Global Dimension

 

Exam Boards & Links for syllabus

Edexcel Specifications for the new GCSE (2018)

Resources:

https://www.memrise.com/

https://quizlet.com/en-gb 

https://www.edmodo.com/

http://www.linguascope.com/

Please ask your teacher for the login and password to use linguascope