Modern Language acquisition has long been accepted as an important skill. It is rightly believed at Abbotsholme that confidence and competence in a foreign language is a valuable asset as well as proving the above joke to be false. Languages are taught throughout the school from the junior school to A-level standard.
As a department we aim to:
Key Stage Three (Years 7, 8 and 9)
Throughout the Key Stage pupils have the opportunity to learn French with Spanish being introduced in Year 8. Teachers use a wide variety of resources to make the subject interesting, accessible and enjoyable. Every two years a cultural trip is taken to Spain, which is open to Year 9 and Year 10.
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11: GCSE)
French and Spanish are offered for GCSE and pupils follow the AQA GCSE courses. They have access to a huge range of extra internet support materials via the website Kerboodle. The GCSE courses will:
In the Sixth Form the school offers French and Spanish for A-level. Pupils build on the skills they have learnt at GCSE and with the benefit of small groups, extend their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. In the Sixth Form pupils are strongly encouraged to spend some time in the target language country.
Between 11-15 April fourteen Year 9-11 pupils embarked upon a whistle-stop tour of Andalusia. After a marathon journey we finally arrived at our hotel in Fuengirola, which was located very close to a long a beautiful sandy beach. The weather was a...
Pupils, teachers and staff at Abbotsholme are celebrating after the school achieved some excellent individual A Level results, with nearly 50% of pupils achieving A*-B grades at A Level, and nearly 90% achieving A*- E.
Wwe are advertising for the role of Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages. For more information on this vacancy, please click here.
We held our Sixth Form Information Evening last Friday, and we videoed many of the presentations. Click here to view them all.
Pupils, teachers and staff at Abbotsholme are celebrating after the school achieved some excellent individual A Level results, with 62% of pupils achieving A*-B grades at A Level, and 92% achieving A* - E.
“Congratulations to all our pupi...
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