KEY STAGE 3
At Huxlow, we believe that learning a language is empowering as it opens doors in the world of work. But more importantly, it enables young people to widen their perspectives on life by discovering a different outlook on the world whether it is eating habits, school life, music and artists or just a different environment.
The (very) French department prides itself on delivering a fun and engaging curriculum where the French culture is regularly addressed in order to sustain our students’ curiosity.
As French is a core element of the curriculum at Key Stage 4, students are consistently practising GCSE skills in lessons and assessments throughout Key Stage 3 so they are familiar with these when starting the GCSE course.
Our Goal: “At Huxlow every individual is empowered to fulfil their potential”
To fulfil your potential at Key Stage 3 you should:
- Learn the vocabulary set for the vocabulary test (every week)
- Complete the “doing” task on time (every week) – research, translation, crossword, mindmap, collage, etc
- Use the vocabulary green book only – no need for a dictionary
- NEVER use online translators
- Organise revision before assessments (dates are always communicated beforehand)
- Choose the right level of differentiation in class or for homework
KEY STAGE 4
The French GCSE course is run over 3 years in order to maximise students’ knowledge and skills.
3 themes are to be covered throughout the 3 years and the skills required to be successful in the final examination are covered all the way through the topics taught.
The themes are:
- social media, cinema and TV, music, sports, eating out, celebrations, relationships and partnerships
- holidays, home and local area, environmental issues, social and global issues
- school life and careers
Students will be assessed in 4 different skills (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing), each worth 25% of the final grade. In order to prepare for these 4 exams which take place at the end of Year 11, students will be regularly assessed in these different skills and feedback will be a crucial part of their progress.
The speaking assessments throughout the course will be conducted in examination conditions so students are more confident by the end of Year 11.
KEY STAGE 5
Huxlow Science College, The Ferrers School and Rushden Academy work together to create a unique post-16 learning community, The East Northamptonshire College (TENC). For details of the full range of courses and opportunities available, please visit www.tenconline.co.uk
Miss C Maubert – Learning Leader for Languages
Miss J Crepin - Teacher of Languages
Miss C Pucel – Teacher of Languages, Pastoral Leader of Year 9
Mrs L Gauvrit – Teacher of Languages, Assistant Headteacher
Mrs H Huchet – Teacher of Languages, Head of Key Stage 3, Assistant Headteacher
If you would to find out more about the Languages curriculum, please contact Miss C Maubert, Learning Leader for Languages
- By phone: 01933 650496
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org