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Sir William Ramsay School

Empowering Everyone to Achieve

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Department Staff

Ms S. Sanmartin

Head of MFL

Ms L. Ottocento 

Teacher of Spanish and French

Ms A. Wright

Teacher of Spanish and French

Ms T Thompson

Teacher of Spanish

Ms C. Tabti

Foreign Language Assistant 

 

Curriculum Intent

While attending Sir William Ramsay School students will develop their ability and ambition to communicate with native speakers in speech and writing broadening students’ horizons and encouraging them to step beyond familiar cultural boundaries and develop new ways of seeing the world. The students will develop transferable skills such as communication, problem solving skills and will enrich students’ use of their mother tongue through comparison of the language and culture of another country. The curriculum has been designed to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential promoting transferable skills to a wide range of careers.

Courses:

At Sir William Ramsay, all students now study Spanish at Key Stage 3. They are taught in their tutor groups during Year 7 and in Year 8 and 9 they are set.

In Spanish at Key Stage 3, we use Listos textbooks with Year 7 & 8. In Year 9 pupil start the GCSE course and use the Viva textbooks.  We work with the CDs, textbooks and activity books in all lessons and we also subscribe to 'Linguascope.com' and 'espanol-extra.com' to help students revise vocabulary regularly. There are a variety of clubs running at lunch time and after school. We also have a Foreign Language who works with our pupils on their speaking and pronunciation.

At KS4 languages becomes an option and students can choose GCSE Spanish and some of them carry on to A-level.

Our recent results at GCSE were very good and we work towards improving them furthermore each year.

After school clubs or Activities: 

Monday
Year 9 Spanish Booster Club - 1.15-1.45 MFL 3 with Mrs Wright
GCSE Spanish Revision Club - 1.15-1.45 MFL 2 with Miss Sanmartin

Tuesday
GCSE Spanish Revision Club - 1.15-1.45 MFL 2 with Miss Sanmartin
Year 11 Revision Session - 3-4pm with Miss Sanmartin MFL2/Mrs Henwood MFL1

Thursday
Italian Club - 1.15-1.45 MFL 3 with Miss Ottocento
Year 11 Revision Session - 3-4pm MFL 3 with Miss Ottocento

Friday
French Club - 1.15-1.45 MFL 3 with Mrs Wright

Resources:

Linguascope
Espanol-Extra
FrancaisExtra
Languages Online
Quizlet.com
Wordrefernce.co.uk