The purpose of the MFL curriculum at Sidmouth College is to ensure that students get the opportunities to develop and practise their knowledge of French or German , whilst following an engaging and culturally enriching curriculum plan that incorporates the different skills required for learning a Modern Foreign Language.
We hope to foster pupils who are independent and curious and who have the skills learn any other language needed in their career. Our main priority is to raise confidence and aspirations for all.
Our vision is that all pupils in Yr 9 are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for a grade 4 at Foundation Level should they opt at GCSE.
At Key Stage 4 we continue to build on the strong foundation and with the ambition to enter the vast majority of pupils at Higher Level.
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.
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I have always had a love of learning both French and German and have taught both now for 21 years. My interest started when I was fortunate enough to go on a number of school exchanges to Montargis and Niort in France and to Koblenz in Germany. Through these exchanges I have made friendships which endure to today. I read French, German and Linguistics at the University of York, spending a year abroad studying at university in Tübingen and Lille. My hobbies include music, reading, cycling, riding my Vespa and travelling. Indeed, here I am pictured relaxing recently at Peppa Pig Word.
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