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Head of Department:

Mrs Eleanor Abrahams

Department aims:

All students to reach their potential and be language-ready for the world of work.

For more information regarding topics covered in Languages, please see the curriculum information and Learning Journey linked below

Reading List (Key Stage 3):

We always recommend that students keep up with news stories that are happening in French/German/Spanish speaking countries. We would also recommend that students have a bilingual dictionary at home. The better ones are Collins Easy Learning French/German/Spanish and Oxford Learner’s French/German/Spanish Dictionary. 

We would always encourage students to read children’s books in French/German/Spanish, especially books that they know already in English. Similarly, watching a favourite film with French/German/Spanish subtitles also helps develop learning in a familiar setting.

Useful weblinks:


Languages Online


Duolingo (for independent learning)


Extracurricular and enrichment:

As a department we are offering intervention for Year 11s after school, as well as KS3 Homework Club. We have also begun to organise trips that students can take part in, to increase their cultural understanding of the people speaking their second language.

Subject Documents Date  
Languages Curriculum Information 26th Jul 2023 Download
Learning Journey Languages 09th May 2022 Download