Key Stage 3

Modern Foreign Languages

French lessons at The Sandon School provide a stimulating environment in which students learn new, or develop existing, language skills and learn about another culture.  To begin with, lessons focus on the development of students' verbal skills and their confidence with the language.  A variety of resources is used to support our students such as language games and other activities to enhance the students learning experience.

Students are also given the opportunity to visit Château Beaumount in Normandy to try out their new sills.  In year 8, all students continue with their French studies and they will have additional lessons in Spanish as a second language or they will be offered a cultural awareness course.

At key stage 3, students study a range of topics including school, holiday and travel, identity (self and family) and cultural life.  Grammatical knowledge and understanding are developed and provide a firm foundation for students to make a smooth transition to key stage 4.