In Key Stage 3 Languages we strive to foster an interest in and understanding of other cultures in the world. Students are encouraged to express themselves in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. They are encouraged to use the target language spontaneously in the classroom and are taught to read authentic texts, to transcribe and translate.
In Year 7 we alternate each year between French and German as the first language. The majority of students then pick up the other language in Year 8 and are placed into second language sets based on their achievement in Year 7.