Through our MFL curriculum at Sidmouth College we ensure that students develop and practise their knowledge of French or German.
We follow an engaging and culturally enriching curriculum incorporating the different skills required for learning a language.
We foster pupils who are independent and curious and who have the skills and confidence to learn any language needed in their career.
Our intent is to instil confidence and enrich vocabulary thus developing oracy and widening horizons for all.
Regardless of ability or background all students have an entitlement to experience the enjoyment of learning a language.
Our vision is that all pupils in Yr 9 are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for at least a grade 4 at GCSE
At Key Stage 4 we build on the strong foundation and enter the vast majority of pupils at Higher Level.
Phonics refers to the ability to recognise and replicate correct pronunciation of spoken French.
The secret to success is to learn vocabulary-little and often. This free Memrise course alllows you to do just that.
Grammar refers to the ability to piece the language together correctly in order to communicate. Languages online takes you from the basics to who knows where.
The percentages below show the sustained improvement over the last four years.
They represent the percentage of pupils achieving each band of grades. For example, 2019 saw 20% of students entered for French achieving a grade 7,8 or 9.
Grade 4 is considered a pass and Grade 5 a strong pass.
Grades 7-9 are the strongest grades.
For proof that the sentencebuilders approach and hard work can pay off, just look at the quality of what Year 8 were able to write from memory.
Well done to the Year 10 French classes who entered the Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators organised by Queen's College Oxford. The event attracted over 3,200 submissions from more than 260 schools and over 14,000 pupils took part in the competition. A team of undergraduates and professional translators have judged entries to the competition.
One of the entries from our school has received an area commendation!
Congratulations! This is a fantastic achievement given the number and standard of entries received this year.