The French Department

Intent:

The intention of our curriculum is to provide a broad, balanced and knowledge rich education which ensures every child is offered challenging and engaging learning experiences with Christian values at their heart.

Our main aims are to:

  • Live: To develop the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in reading, writing, speaking and listening in French.
  • Love: To support students to understand other countries and cultures so that they can be more open and adaptable to new experiences; ensuring that each topic contains an element of cultural reference to not only the target language country, but the wider Francophone sphere.
  • Learn: Develop the skills and confidence of language learners to consider themselves as ‘World Citizens’ who belong in a multicultural, mutually respectful world.

Implementation:

Pupils are encouraged to broaden and deepen knowledge whilst showing a positive attitude to learning. The intent is implemented predominantly through subject leaders who structure and deliver progressive learning within their subject area.

Impact:

Pupils achieve academically, are ready for their next steps in education and have high aspirations for their future. Ultimately, we want our students to have a love of languages and aim to achieve this by nurturing a linguistic curiosity and an intrinsic motivation to explore and respect other cultures and people.