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Redborne Upper School

Redborne Upper School

& Community College

Languages Faculty

At Redborne, the Languages faculty is based in south school and consists of the French, German, Spanish and Latin departments. We have 12 teaching staff and a full time Curriculum Support Assistant (CSA).

Languages

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In Year 9, students study French with either German or Spanish as their second modern foreign language. If parents/carers have a strong preference with regard to the second language then they are invited to put this in writing to either Mr Flynn (Head of Faculty) or to Mr Kenyon (our CSA) at the school stating valid, educational reasons although this can be done on the transfer document. Students are taught and assessed in the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as given an insight into the cultures and civilisations of those countries where the language is spoken. They may continue with one or both languages* through to GCSE at Key Stage 4 (and they may also opt to study Latin at GCSE in KS4.

In Years 10 and 11, students of all three MFL subjects are working towards their GCSE qualifications and these will be terminally assessed in the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing at the end of the course in year 11.  Both the French and Spanish departments use the Edexcel examination board whilst the German and Latin departments use the AQA and WJEC examination boards respectively.

In the Sixth Form, our Year 12 and Year 13 students are preparing for their A level examinations where French and Spanish use the Edexcel examination board whilst German uses the AQA examination board.

The Languages faculty is proud to run a German exchange to Bavaria, German sixth form visit to Berlin and a Spanish immersion visit to Malaga in Spain. There are also Latin trips including one to Rome & Pompeii and we are looking into a French trip to France. In addition, there are opportunities for students to participate in sixth form work experience abroad.

  • In Year 9, students may only continue with the language(s) that they have been studying

Contact Us

Flitwick Road, Ampthill,
Bedfordshire,
MK45 2NU

01525 404462