Trips, Exchanges and Extra-Curricular
The MFL Faculty is committed to an enrichment programme. Over the past few years we have run a variety of language clubs, including Latin, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. There is also a Spanish club for KS3 students. The Foreign Language Leadership Programme is open to Year 10 students. All languages students are given the opportunity to subscribe to magazines in the foreign language at their level to develop their reading skills and the Faculty subscribes to websites such as Linguascope which students can access both in school and at home. The Faculty has built up a stock of films in French, German and Spanish which are available in the school library.
In Year 7, the Normandy Trip takes place towards the end of May each year. From Year 9 onwards, all students are offered the opportunity to participate in either the French Exchange or the German Exchange, both of which run every year. During the course of their time here, many students elect to do both, particularly where they are studying two or more languages at GCSE. A Spanish Trip to either Madrid or Barcelona is organised for GCSE and A level students, often in conjunction with another department.