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Languages

"A different language is a different vision of life."  Federico Fellini, Italian film director.

The Languages Department is a vibrant and supportive team of linguists.  We are passionate about our subjects and committed to delivering high quality and stimulating lessons to cater for the varying needs and learning styles of our students.  Languages are currently a core part of the curriculum at Westfield, with most pupils studying at least one language to GCSE.  We are very excited to be teaching two languages at Westfield: French and Spanish

KS3

All pupils in Year 7 study at least one language. Pupils in Key Stage 3 are offered a wide choice and experience learning French or Spanish. Pupils are taught in class groups and the top sets study two languages.

Lessons at KS3 include many interactive games and we encourage pupils to speak in the target language as much as possible. Pupils also have access to a language website both in and outside of lessons, to practice using vocabulary games.

KS4

We are currently offering Spanish and French GCSE courses. 

Our French and Spanish GCSEs follow the AQA course and involve four controlled assessments across KS4 (two speaking and two writing) with listening and reading exams in Year 11.

We are also fortunate enough to be working with Foreign Language Assistants in our lessons, which enhance pupils learning experience.

KS5

At KS5 we offer AS French.

The French AS Level offers students the chance to further develop their linguistic abilities and thus provides an invaluable skill widening their study and future work opportunities.

In both courses language students develop and perfect their ability to manipulate the language effectively

Extra Curricular Activities

This year we are offering our pupils in Year 8 the chance to experience a French Christmas Market in Amiens in France. We stay at the Château du Broutel and pupils are offered the chance to make crêpes in the soirée crêpes and sample sweets from the sweet factory. Pupils also get to practise their French in the various excursions including the shopping at the Christmas Market