Modern Foreign Languages

Students are required to take an additional language course at IGCSE level. Students may select from French, Spanish, First language Turkish and Additional language Turkish.

IGCSE Level

The IGCSE Level French, Spanish, First language Turkish course follow the CAIE Computer curricula and are taught for 3 hours per week. Additional language Turkish is not assessed by CAIE.

Foreign Language courses encourage learners to develop lifelong skills, including:

  • The ability to use a foreign language as a means of practical communication
  • Insight into the culture and civilisation of countries where the language is spoken
  • A positive attitude towards language learning, towards the speakers of other languages, and towards other cultures and civilisations
  • Techniques which can be applied to other areas of learning, such as analysis and memory skills
  • A sound foundation for progression to employment or further study

Turkish – First Language

Designed for students whose 1st Language is Turkish or who have a high level of Turkish language skill, this syllabus develops:

  • The ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in writing
  • The ability to use a wide range of vocabulary, correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • A personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed.

Students are also encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and to further their awareness of the ways in which the language can be used. Cambridge IGCSE First Language qualifications also develop more general analysis and communication skills such as synthesis, inference and the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively.

AS/A level

The AS Level Modern foreign language courses follow the CAIE curriculum and  are taught for 5 hours per week. Students are able to study French or Spanish at this level.

AS and A Level language courses build on the language skills gained at IGCSE, and are the ideal foundation for university-level study, or to improve career prospects.

Students will learn how to use the language in a variety of situations. They will be expected to handle texts and other source materials, extracting information in order to respond to specific tasks. Through their studies, students can expect to achieve greater fluency, accuracy and confidence in the language.