Head of Faculty
Miss C Kari

Faculty Staff
Miss E Lara
Ms T Perez
Mrs M Sangaré
Mrs G Gasson
Miss A Prieto
Head of Department MFL Teacher
MFL Teacher 2ic
MFL Teacher
MFL Teacher ECT
MFL Teacher ECT

The Modern Foreign Languages Department consists of experienced teachers of both French and Spanish who work over both secondary sites, Walderslade Girls’ and Greenacre. Students who speak any other language are encouraged to take a GCSE examination in that language. WGS subscribes to various online MFL learning websites which help students to engage and also provide many useful resources, games and interactive lessons.

We have in the past organised school trips to France and Spain and hope to be able to offer this again in the future. We have also taken the Spanish GCSE group to an authentic Spanish restaurant where they had the opportunity to experience ordering food and drinks in Spanish and sample authentic Spanish food.

Key Stage 3
In Year 7, students study either French or Spanish. They learn about the culture and the language of the target language with the digital textbook Dynamo 1 for French and Viva 1 for Spanish. They learn vocabulary for greetings, school, free time, family life and town. In Year 8, students carry on practicing the four skills of language learning, listening, speaking, reading and writing with a variety of resources. Topics such as family, free time, going out, eating and drinking, trips and holidays and friends are covered in more depth. At the end of Year 9 students choose their options and can continue their language learning at GCSE.

Key Stage 4
There is currently one GCSE class in Year 10 studying French. Spanish GCSE was taught last year but as Spanish was reintroduced last year in Year 7 there is no Spanish GCSE class at present. Students who choose French as an option have two years to prepare for their GCSE examination set by the AQA Exam Board. Kerboodle, an AQA learning resource, as well as a variety of other resources are used in class to study the following three themes:

  • Identity and culture
  • Local, national, international and global areas of interest
  • Current and future study and employment