Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
Our aim is to deliver a rich and inspiring curriculum which gives every student the opportunity to understand and communicate in a foreign language.
The curriculum allows students to appreciate how languages work and enables them to apply this understanding to both foreign languages and their own. In addition to their linguistic development, students also gain an insight into another culture and way of life, thus broadening their global awareness. Above all, language learning at Sandringham provides mastery of transferable skills such as critical thinking, independent study, creative thinking and problem-solving.
Key Stage 3
We offer French or German in Year 7, with top sets in Year 8 currently taking up Spanish as a second language. Students learn to talk about themselves, their families, friends and interests. They learn about the various countries and cultures where the language is spoken. Students develop the skill of manipulating language by applying the rules to new situations as they become competent and confident language users.
How parents/carers can support learning
At KS3, parents can support learning by engaging with the high-frequency vocabulary project, which can be accessed via the KS3 curriculum tab. Beyond this, parents can further support by encouraging students to adopt good learning habits around accumulating vocabulary related to the programme of study.
Extra curricular actvity
- Year 8 trip to Brittany
- Year 8 trip to Mosel Valley
- German Exchange to Hamburg
- French Exchange to Annecy, including Year 12 work experience
- Spanish Exchange to Seville