The aims and intent of languages at New Forest School are:
To deliver a high quality Languages education which fosters students’ curiosity and enriches their understanding of the world.
To take account of individual ability, experience and cultural background and ensure that all students have access to language learning.
To enable students to express their ideas and thoughts in the target language (usually Spanish)
To equip students to understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
To develop student confidence, fluency and linguistic awareness in both Spanish and English
To provide the foundation for learning further languages
To promote literacy and numeracy across all teaching, where applicable.
Key Stage 3: Languages is delivered by subject specialists with the majority of students receiving 2 dedicated languages lesson per week. Key Stage 4: All students who opt for languages receive 3 dedicated lessons per week, delivered by subject specialists.
The curriculum map for Spanish (topics taught by year) can downloaded in .pdf format
Depending on ability, students have the opportunity to undertake the following, nationally recognised, qualifications:
FCSE Spanish: AQA
GCSE Spanish: AQA
Students have access to the following resources to support their learning: Languagenut Online Learning Environment: Students can login here
Computing and ICT qualifications provide a stepping stone to a number of qualifications at college as well as key experience and qualifications for those choosing to gain employment or work based training.