Our languages curriculum is language learning along with knowledge enhancement of the culture of other countries. Increasingly languages are beneficial to workplace and University entrance.
In Languages at Humphrey Perkins, we have a highly qualified and committed team of Modern Languages teachers, with both GCSE and A-Level experience. Our philosophy is simple; engaging, challenging and motivating lessons with high expectations. A Modern Foreign Language is viewed as an important qualification by colleges, universities and employers and we are committed to giving your child the best opportunity to succeed at GCSE.
Our classrooms are already very well equipped with a diverse range of up-to-date resources, projectors, audio and interactive whiteboards. An on-going programme of further modernisation will continue to improve the facilities with cutting edge audio-visual equipment.
Learning a language is second nature and our approaches work around any preconceptions to the contrary. We have the right atmosphere, the right relationships and the right teachers to aim high. We also have the tools and technology to support the process of language learning.
Students in Year 7 study either French or Spanish and in Year 8, students will be introduced to a second foreign language. Students embark upon their GCSE/FCSE course in Year 9.
During Years 7 and 8, students develop their linguistic and grammatical skills by exploring the languages through various themes.
The themes covered are my involvement with:-
The topics and grammar taught within these themes cover the basic requirements essential to ensure success in moving to Key Stage 4. References and links to the culture are made throughout the course.
Students are given the opportunity to visit some of the key European cities that will enhance their cultural awareness and develop their linguistic competence. During residential trips to Paris and Barcelona they will experience a full itinerary, which incorporate tours of iconic sites and landmarks, which support cross curricular learning links with art, history and science.