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A Level Results - Congratulations to our sixth form students on their great results. This year’s results were improved even further on last years in every measure, so well done to all of you. The North School is very proud of you! - Read More

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Subject News

French Breakfast

26/06/17

French GCSE Preparation

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North School Buddy Programme

08/09/16

This July The North School hosted a group of students from China

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Modern Foreign Languages

"The limits of my language are the limits of my world." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Student View

"I like learning a language because I can use my creativity and complete group work." - Year 8

"I like learning French as a GCSE because it enables me to widen my vocabulary and it will help me when I leave school." - Key stage 4​

"My favourite thing about Spanish is that I am learning to speak another language and it is a challenge for me." - Year 9

"Mi cosa favorita del español es que es muy útil en las vacaciones y cuando viajo." - Key stage 4

Overview

Languages are really important in the world in which we live and give you great skills for the rest of your life. Languages provide the opportunity to develop your communication skills and your understanding of other cultures and societies. Knowing a language enhances your employment prospects and makes foreign travel easier. Within the modern foreign language department, you are able to learn French or Spanish and participate in interactive lessons which develop a range of skills.

Languages really are the passport to your future. Imagine the people from all over the world you could communicate, blog and network with.  All the amazing places you could travel to or work at and all because you can speak their language.

 

Contact – Ellerby.C@north.kent.sch.uk

Examination

AQA GCSE French and AQA GCSE Spanish.

Students study language across a range of topics such as healthy lifestyle, media, family and relationships.

The assessment is evenly split across the four key skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing which are all assessed by final exam.

Extra-curricular/OSL opportunities

OSL

Year 11

French: Monday afternoons from 3:00-3:50pm with Mrs Wyllie

Spanish: Monday to Friday tutor times with Mrs Ellerby

 

In addition, teachers are available to organise one to one session with individual students on request. 

 

Further opportunities to practise learning are available online through the online homework system and through linguascope. Please see your class teacher for log in details.

 

Buddy programme

Each year we welcome groups of students to study in our school for two weeks. The students may come from as near as Spain or as far away as Taiwan. The foreign student is buddied with one of our students, who support them across the timetable of lessons. This is a great opportunity for the school community to learn about new ways of life and embrace new cultures and for the students to develop as individuals