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The Willink School

The Willink School

LANGUAGES – Mrs J Weston Head of Department
Mr L Debuire 2nd in department,
Mrs M Edney 3rd, Mrs k Ballard, Mr A Collot, Miss C Roberts, Miss K Grimshaw, 
Mrs N Bailey, Mrs M Young, Mrs H Pywell, Mrs F Morris

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PDF icon Languages - Milestone Assessment 2017-2018

KS3 Course Information
Pupils study either French or Spanish in Year 7 and 8.  Teaching and learning are carried out using the 'immersion' method, where students are trained to communicate solely in the foreign language.  In Year 8 and Year 9 students study German as a second language. 

The topics studied at KS3 are Family, Home, School, Leisure activities, In and around town, Food and Drink, Body parts and Illnesses, Holidays, Environment and Daily routine. 

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KS3 Exam Information
At the end of every half-term pupils sit Milestone Assessments and are assessed on two of the four skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) in their first language, and assessed on one skill in their second language. 

KS3 Expectations
Students are expected to be enthusiastic, engaged and converse only in the target language. Very quick progress is made through the immersion method.

Keystage 4 information

KS4 Course Information
Every pupil studies at least one language at Key Stage 4.  If pupils select their second language as an option, they study two languages.

The themes studied at KS4 are: Identity and Culture, Local,national,international and global areas of interest, Current and future study and employment

KS4 Exam Information
All students take a GCSE exam at the end of Year 11 (AQA). There are 5 components to the course: listening, reading, writing, speaking and translation. All skills are examined at the end of year 11.

KS4 Expectations
Students are expected to apply themselves and work hard from day 1 as teachers will continue to apply immersion principles as in KS3.

Sixth form course guide by language

Click Here for Sixth form course guide for French

Click Here for Sixth form course guide for German

Click Here for Sixth form course guide for Spanish