At Llangatwg, all pupils in years 7, 8 and 9 study French.
The languages department consists of two
full time and one part time teachers, all of whom are language
Key Stage 3
In KS3, pupils are taught the basic
grammatical structures and a wide range of vocabulary based around a
variety of topics ranging from basic introductions to discussing films
and TV programmes. Pupils are also taught how to cope in a variety of
real situations from buying drinks and snacks at the cafe to dealing
with basic emergencies abroad.
Key Stage 4
Lessons are varied and interactive; all of
our staff have their own interactive whiteboard and make use of the
latest software and techniques to make lessons as fun and engaging as
possible. We are very proud of our GCSE results and pupils in Key
Stage 4 are taught in small groups in order to give them as much
support as possible in developing their speaking and writing skills.
In response to the declining numbers of
pupils opting for MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) in Wales, we have
been involved in many new and exciting initiatives to provide pupils
with alternative and vocational qualifications.
NVQ in Business French
Pupils in KS4 are given the opportunity to
study for a qualification in business language competence in French.
The course is portfolio based and covers the four skills of speaking,
listening, reading and writing. We have strong links with industry and
local businesses and pupils are given the chance to visit to see how
languages are used in the workplace.
Languages Catch up sessions
We offer the opportunity for pupils in
Year 7 to attend lunchtime catch-up sessions where they can get help
with homework and practice key vocabulary taught in class. Language
ambassadors play an active role in the promotion of language learning
and itís importance.
In July, we hold our own Bastille Day
celebration in school, where pupils enjoy a range of fun activities
like crepe making, French crafts, boules competitions and treasure
Trips to France are on offer so that
pupils have a chance to practise their language skills in a real-life
Learning a language at Llangatwg is an
enjoyable and rewarding experience with many of our pupils going on to
study languages in sixth form and beyond.
July 2016 - Interview with Mr Jann Wojcik PHSG
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