World Languages

To empower young women with the linguistic and communicative skills to help them to take an active role as leaders in our multi-cultural society.

Head of Faculty

Mr P Beaudon (pbeaudon@wrhs1118.co.uk)


Language Leaders running our French Cafe during Open Evening 2018

French

  • Year 7: Myself, Family, School, Free time
  • Year 8: Family and self, Home and daily routine, Leisure time, Transport and accommodation, Social life

Key Stage 3 Overview

Students will learn how to introduce themselves, talk about family and friends, hobbies and free time, as well as holidays and their future plans. Students will learn how to give opinions and use different tenses to talk about the present, past and future. Students will develop their communication skills in the target language through the use of a range of activities, such as individual, pair and group work, listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. A range of media will also be used to support students’ learning, such as listening to and reading authentic material in the target language and using a variety of ICT resources to help students practice their language skills. In year 9, students will start their GCSE course and develop the necessary skills to cope with the requirements of the new GCSE syllabus.

Key Stage 4 (Years 9,10 and 11)

GCSE French: Edexcel

Number of units (with weightings): 4 – Listening (25%), Reading (25%), Speaking (25%), Writing (25%).
Number of exams: final exams in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Unit Titles

Myself and Free time, Town and environment, Education and future plans, Holidays, and Healthy lifestyle, revision and exam preparation and practice.

Overview

Students will build on the language and skills they started to develop at Key Stage 3. Students will learn how to give complex opinions and justify their opinions, and how to use a wider variety of tenses to talk about the past, present and future. Finally students will learn how to speak and write the target language with greater accuracy and fluency. A range of media will also be used to support students’ learning, such as listening to and reading authentic material in the target language and using a variety of ICT resources to help students practise their language skills.


European Day of Languages 2017

Spanish

  • Year 7: Myself, Family, School, Free time
  • Year 8: Family and self, Home and daily routine, Leisure time, Transport and accommodation, Social life

Key Stage 3 Overview

Students will learn how to introduce themselves, talk about family and friends, hobbies and free time, as well as holidays and their future plans. Students will learn how to give opinions and use different tenses to talk about the present, past and future. Students will develop their communication skills in the target language through the use of a range of activities, such as individual, pair and group work, listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. A range of media will also be used to support students’ learning, such as listening to and reading authentic material in the target language and using a variety of ICT resources to help students practice their language skills. In year 9, students will start their GCSE course and develop the necessary skills to cope with the requirements of the new GCSE syllabus.

Key Stage 4 (Years 9,10 and 11)

Subjects studied/offered at Key Stage 4:

GCSE Spanish: Edexcel
Number of units (with weightings): 4 – Listening (25%), Reading (25%), Speaking (25%), Writing (25%)

Number of exams: final exams in listening, speaking, reading and writing

Unit Titles

Myself and Free time, Town and environment, Education and future plans, Holidays, and Healthy lifestyle, revision and exam preparation and practice.

Overview

Students will build on the language and skills they started to develop at Key Stage 3. Students will learn how to give complex opinions and justify their opinions, and how to use a wider variety of tenses to talk about the past, present and future. Finally students will learn how to speak and write the target language with greater accuracy and fluency. A range of media will also be used to support students’ learning, such as listening to and reading authentic material in the target language and using a variety of ICT resources to help students practice their language skills.


German

Key Stage 3

Year 7: Myself, Family, Free time, School
Year 8: Town, Holidays, Media, Health, Fitness, Going out

Overview

Students will learn how to introduce themselves, talk about family and friends, hobbies and free time, as well as holidays and their future plans. Students will learn how to give opinions and use different tenses to talk about the present, past and future. Students will develop their communication skills in the target language through the use of a range of activities, such as individual, pair and group work, listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. A range of media will also be used to support students’ learning, such as listening to and reading authentic material in the target language and using a variety of ICT resources to help students practice their language skills. In year 9, students will start their GCSE course and develop the necessary skills to cope with the requirements of the new GCSE syllabus.

Key Stage 4 (Year 9, 10 Year 11)

Subjects studied/offered at Key Stage 4:

GCSE German: Edexcel

Number of units (with weightings): 4 – Listening (25%), Reading (25%), Speaking (25%), Writing (25%)

Number of exams: final exams in listening, speaking, reading and writing

Unit Titles

Myself and Free Time, Town and Environment, Education and Future Plans, Holidays and Healthy Lifestyle, Revision and Exam Preparation and Practice.

Overview

Students will build on the language and skills they started to develop at Key Stage 3. Students will learn how to give complex opinions and justify their opinions, and how to use a wider variety of tenses to talk about the past, present and future. Finally students will learn how to speak and write the target language with greater accuracy and fluency. A range of media will also be used to support students’ learning, such as listening to and reading authentic material in the target language and using a variety of ICT resources to help students practice their language skills.


Arabic

Key Stage 3-4 (Years 9-11):

Arabic Language

At this stage, the student will be able to develop their knowledge and their understanding of Arabic and communicate effectively.

Units Covered:

Year 9: Welcome!, ‘Me, Family, Personality’, My home, My school, My area, Hobbies and interest, Daily routine, Special occasions, My language, Special occasions, Body and health, Schooling and work experience, Transport and the environment, Holidays, Countries of the Arab world.

In Year 9, students will start their GCSE course and develop the necessary skills to cope with the requirements of the new GCSE syllabus.

Key Stage 4

Subjects studied/Offered at Key Stage 4:

  • The Edexcel GCSE in Arabic

Courses

Exam board: Edexcel

Number of units (with weightings): 4

  • Unit1: Listening and Understanding = 23%
  • Unit2: Speaking = 27%
  • Unit3: Reading and Understanding = 23%
  • Unit4:Writing = 27%

No. of exams: 4

Units studied in Year 10

List the units covered in Year 10

  • Media, Travel and culture
  • Sport, Leisure and work

Urdu

Key Stage 3-4 (Year 9 to Year 11 ):

Arabic Language

At this stage, the student will be able to develop their knowledge and their understanding of Urdu and communicate effectively.

Units Covered:

Year 9: Welcome!, ‘Me, Family, Personality’, My home, My school, My area, Hobbies and interest, Daily routine, Special occasions, My language, Special occasions, Body and health, Schooling and work experience, Transport and the environment, Holidays, Countries of the Arab world.

In Year 9, students will start their GCSE course and develop the necessary skills to cope with the requirements of the new GCSE syllabus.

Key Stage 4

Exam board: Edexcel
Number of units (with weightings): 4 – Listening (25%), Reading (25%), Speaking (25%), Writing (25%)
Number of exams: final exams in listening, speaking, reading and writing

Unit Titles

Myself and Free Time, Town and Environment, Education and Future Plans, Holidays and Healthy Lifestyle, Revision and Exam Preparation and Practice.

Overview

Students will build on the language and skills to learn how to give complex opinions and justify their opinions, and how to use a wider variety of tenses to talk about the past, present and future. Finally students will learn how to speak and write the target language with greater accuracy and fluency. A range of media will also be used to support students’ learning, such as listening to and reading authentic material in the target language and using a variety of ICT resources to help students practise their language skills.

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

If you believe something is missing or should be removed from the list below, please let us know.

Cyber Essentials Certificate logo Manchester United Foundation logo The Duke of Edinburgh logo The Cultural Diversity Standards logo The Schools Co-operative Society logo School Achievement Award logo Sport England logo Leading Edge Partnership Programme logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo Education and Leadership Trust logo