Modern Foreign Languages

Year-7

Statement of intent

Modern Foreign Languages at Campion aims to raise global awareness of languages, cultures, differences and similarities thus enabling students to understand and communicate with other nationalities. Modern Foreign Languages impacts at a range of scales from local to global encouraging students to develop communicative competence and to ensure that all students are given the opportunity to excel.   Modern Foreign Languages encourages empathy through the study of cultures and countries where French, German and Spanish are spoken.  At KS3 we learn how to ask questions and present ideas about a variety of topics encompassing other subjects such as numeracy, telling the time, geography, history and grammatical concepts.  At GCSE and A Level we cover social issues such as poverty, inequality and globalisation.    Modern Foreign Languages allows students to develop an interest what it may be like to live in other countries around the world.  “Languages for life.”

Curriculum map

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Students who study GCSE and continue to A level French, German or Spanish will study the AQA courses.

Students will have:

  • The ability to communicate in another language
  • The ability to listen and read for information
  • The ability to manipulate grammatical concepts
  • The ability to gather, assess and interpret information
  • The ability to convey meaning precisely
  • The ability to respond and listen to others
  • The ability to problem solve

By studying this subject students will:

  • Develop the ability and ambition to communicate with native speakers in speech and writing
  • Develop and broaden horizons and be encouraged to step beyond familiar cultural boundaries
  • Develop new ways of seeing the world
  • Develop and express thoughts and ideas spontaneously and fluently in another language
  • Develop awareness and understanding of the culture and identity of the countries and communities where their chosen language is spoken
  • Develop language learning skills both for immediate use and prepare them for further language study in school, higher education or employment
  • Develop personal confidence and independence
  • Develop resilience

Career Implications

Studying a language may lead to a wide variety of career paths and a language could be a great advantage in the business world as some companies want employees who have a global outlook and are sensitive to global differences.  Students could go on to work in many roles including the following:

Jobs that you can do with Languages are

Head of Faculty

Mrs J. Beswick
J. Beswick@campion.northants.sch.uk