Key Stage 3
French has always been a very popular and successful subject at Rooks Heath, and it is offered from Year 7 to Year 11. On entry to Year 7, students study French and German, as a Modern Foreign Language, and are taught in mixed ability classes. Our aim is to help students develop their use of French for practical purposes, and to help them develop an appreciation of languages, of other cultures and of language learning in general. Learning a language equips students with transferable skills, such as problem solving, the ability to infer and deduce meaning, memorisation and promote independent learning.
Employers consistently rank skills in Modern Foreign Languages as among the most desirable in an ever-competitive global jobs market. Languages can also lead to apprenticeships in industries such as aviation, international trade and logistics (which deals with goods being imported and exported), nursing, events and HM forces. Current employment opportunities where a qualification in languages would be advantageous include being a journalist, a model, a research analyst, a personal assistant, and working in international banking, finance, law, medicine and many more sectors. Studying a Language, therefore, gives you a life skill as well as a qualification.
Students will develop their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills through a wide range of activities. These include class oral work, pair work, group work, acting out dialogues, interactive vocabulary learning, singing songs, playing language games. Students are also able to use interactive computer resources, such as Canvas and Quizlet, and also French learning websites, such as languagesonline.org.uk
We use the Studio series of text books: Accès Studio & Studio 1 (in Year7), Studio 1 & start Studio 2 (in Year 8) and Studio 2 (in Year 9).
The department offers a variety of after school help, such as Homework Club.