The MFL department continues to grow in strength and size and is one of the school's core subjects. Our most recent set of GCSE results (2017) were excellent with 72% of year 11 achieving a GCSE grade A* - C in Spanish. We also celebrated a 100% pass rate of grade A* - B in GCSE Italian, which we offer as an additional GCSE Option.
Department staff are extremely hardworking and offer extra time with pupils at lunch time, and after school, to ensure pupils approach their GCSE and all their MFL studies with confidence, to ensure success, and help ALL pupils be the best they can be. We are all well qualified, specialist teachers, who plan varied, interesting and rigorous lessons to ensure maximum interest and progress from all pupils. Every year, pupils also have the opportunity to work with foreign language assistants.
The MFL department occupies an attractive suite of rooms above the school entrance, including private space for speaking practise and one to one support. The whole department is light and airy and all areas have pertinent and attractive displays to encourage learning at every opportunity.
The MFL department believes firmly in enrichment and every year offers a trip abroad. More recently, we offered a trip to Naples in conjunction with the Humanities department. Pupils had the opportunity to visit Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Sorrento and experience a trip via Hydrofoil to Capri. Previous trips include Paris, Barcelona, Belgium and the Normandy Region of France.