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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

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Languages

Staff  Designation
Miss A McClelland Subject Leader
Mr D Gray Teacher of Languages
Miss L Barbeaux Teacher of Languages
Mrs K Humphreys Teacher of Languages

 

French and Spanish are two of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with both being spoken in parts of Africa, Asia, Canada and Latin America as well as in France and Spain.

We are passionate about the learning of languages in Fisher-More as we believe they not only open up a wealth of employment opportunities in the future, but they also encourage respect and understanding between cultures.

All pupils arrive at Fisher More from the feeder primaries with different experiences of language learning so we try to make their transition as smooth and stress free as possible by focusing on active learning. We get them talking, singing and expressing their ideas and opinions. They are encouraged to engage in enjoyable activities in a lively, friendly and team-focused environment

Throughout Key Stage 3 pupils are taught a variety of core vocabulary in both languages, giving them the ability to very quickly construct phrases and sentences to express feelings and give descriptions. Much of the language learnt in the early stages of Year 7 is transferrable to the topics they will study through to Year 9. At Key Stage 4 classes build on the huge bank of vocabulary and grammar knowledge gleaned in lower school and extend it to prepare them to undertake confidently the requirements of the French or Spanish GCSE.