Languages

In Languages, our curriculum is based on the belief that all students are entitled to the opportunity to learn a language and that language-learning is valuable in and of itself. We aim to equip our students for the next stage of their language-learning journey; whether that be communicating with native speakers in the world of work, being able to communicate when travelling, or continuing study to GCSE, A Level and beyond.

Learning to communicate in a foreign language and learning about the cultures in which they are spoken is vital for broadening our students’ horizons and their view of the world. We also believe it is a key component of academic success at all levels.

Languages is a subject that presents unique challenges to students and our curriculum is designed in such a way as to maximise success for every student. We draw on educational research, both general educational research and MFL-specific, in the design of our curriculum to enhance students’ learning and inform teachers’ practice.

All students also have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities, including pen pal exchanges, a residential visit to Normandy, a Spanish exchange and a French spelling bee. We aim to offer as many enrichment opportunities as possible in order to complement what we do in lessons and give students the chance to use language in real-life situations.

From September 2019, Year 7 students arriving at Brookvale Groby will be allocated to one language from either French, Spanish or German. Students will be allocated to a language, rather than asked to choose, due to timetabling constraints. Some top set students will have the opportunity to study two languages in Year 7, and all students will continue with their language/s through Years 8 and 9, to provide the best possible preparation for GCSE study.

Please click on the subject below for more details:

Years 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11Years 12 & 13
Subjects:
- French
- German
- Spanish

A Level Subjects:
- French
- German
- Spanish