Modern Languages

  • Mrs C Hirst (Subject Leader, French and Spanish Teacher)
  • Ms M Arias Hoyos ( French and Spanish Teacher, Head of Barton House, EAL Co - ordinator)
  • Ms N Lamine ( French and Spanish Teacher)
  • Ms B Collins ( French and Spanish Teacher and Head of Student Voice )

Modern Foreign Languages at Bonus Pastor

The MFL department at Bonus Pastor aims to broaden students’ cultural knowledge and to give them a firm grounding in being able to communicate in the target language. We aim to nurture an outward looking approach to the World in order to enhance their personal and professional lives.

Our lessons cover the four skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing ensuring pupils of all abilities develop a cultural knowledge whilst developing their language skills. Our ultimate aim is to equip students with the knowledge to communicate in the target language in a variety of contexts, with increased confidence.

Paris

Key Stage 3 French and Spanish

Both French and Spanish are taught in tutor groups, and are compulsory for all students at KS3. We concentrate on development of vocabulary and grammar, and help students gain the confidence to communicate simple concepts in conversation.

For a full breakdown of the topics that we study, please see the Topic Overview downloads.  

 

Key Stage 4 French and Spanish

Languages are a popular choice across the ability range at GCSE.  The course aims to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in preparation for the exams, as well as the ability to communicate in target language countries. 

Please see the GCSE subpages for more details. 

Resources

KS3 French – lessons and resources prepared by the Department follow the units in the Allez 1 text book.  

GCSE French - lessons and resources prepared by the Department follow the units in the Studio for AQA text book

KS3 Spanish - lessons and resources prepared by the Department follow the units in the ¡Claro! 1 text book

GCSE Spanish - lessons and resources prepared by the Department follow the units in the ¡Viva! for AQA text book

 

Allez 1  Studio

Claro Viva

Enrichment and Extra Curricular Activites: 

To support the learning that takes place in lessons we run a variety of clubs for KS3 students in both French and Spanish as well as an Ab Initio class in German.

Please see the sub-section on MFL clubs for more information.

For students in KS4 we run after school intervention sessions as well as one-to-one sessions made by appointment. We also hold Saturday morning intervention sessions at specific dates throughout the academic year.

To encourage students to apply the language skills they learn in the classroom we organise a number of residential and day visits to France and Spain depending on demand.   

French:

Year 7 – Day trip to Boulogne including a visit to Old Boulogne as well as to an artisan bakery to see how traditional bread is made in the wood-burning oven.

Year 8 -  Three-day residential trip to Paris including a Bâteaux Mouches boat trip on the river Seine, a visit to the Sacré Cœur and Montmartre and a day in Disneyland.

KS3 – Day trip to the French film day at the BFI (British Film Institute)

KS4 – Day trip to Lille or Bruges

Spanish:

KS3 & 4 – Four-day residential trip to Madrid including visits to the Palacio Real, the Real Madrid Bernabéu stadium, the Prado museum and the Plaza Mayor

KS3 – Day trip to the Spanish film day at the BFI (British Film Institute)

 

 MFL 1   

For more information please email the Head of Department, Mrs Hirst at HirstC@BP.lewisham.sch.uk