MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
The MFL department currently teaches both Spanish and French. With both languages we work hard to help develop pupil’s language skills, knowledge of the language and cultural awareness. Harper Green has 6 specialist MFL rooms.
Those who take advantage of learning a second language have a distinct edge over those who do not. The world is a multilingual place and not everyone speaks English. Did you know that there are approximately 6,000 languages spoken in the world, 94% of the world does not speak English as their first language and 74% of the world does not speak English at all? Even knowing basic phrases makes a difference.
Key Stage 3
Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils have three languages lessons per week. In Year 7, pupils are taught in form groups. In Years 8 and 9, pupils are taught in sets according to pupils ability. We provide opportunities for Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. In Year 9 pupils follow an exam course, the FCSE, which can be worth up to the equivalent of a grade "D" at GCSE.
Key Stage 4
Pupils may choose to study a language at GCSE level. Pupils complete written and speaking assessments worth 30% of the final examination mark. The listening and reading skills are examined at the end of Year 11 and are worth 20% each.