Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWe are all so proud of what Hannah has achieved - she embraced everything but the mountain day and fought off a lot of worries! So pleased she has enjoyed it so much and thank you again personally for the lovely gift! It was our pleasure to share this mega exciting adventure 👍 https://t.co/rSkFNY1U3c3 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyBoth Alfie and Lucy were amazing this past 2 weeks and we’re keen to look out for each other and others in the group. They both worked hard to conquer the mountain, inspiring others around them to strive for the top! It was a pleasure to embrace the experience with them 👍 https://t.co/s9faMlvNCi3 weeks ago
The Modern Languages Department is well established and is characterised by its commitment, enthusiasm and willingness to Language Teaching and Learning. We believe that all students can benefit from the study of a foreign language and we are proud of the fact that we offer French and German to our students.
French is the core language for KS3 (Years 7 & 8). French will therefore be offered as a three-year GCSE course to the current KS3 students. Students in Year 10 are in their second year of a three-year GCSE French course, and Year 9 students have begun a three-year GCSE German course; this will allow all students to maximise their full potential, in light of changes to the languages GCSE courses.
The current Year 11 students are studying French and/or German, having reached the final year of their course.
At present there are two full-time teachers who are able to teach across the age, ability and examination range. The MFL department has a tradition of visits and exchanges abroad. We offer an annual trip to Year 9 to the Rhineland, Germany and a Paris trip for Year 8. We regularly embrace the opportunity to extend languages into the curriculum and run a whole school European Day of Languages every September. The use of Twitter is also an integral part of our Faculty as we use our account @MFLValeYork to communicate with both students and parents. We continue to embrace developments within ICT and we have a class set of iPads which we use regularly to enhance the teaching and learning in the department.
We believe that the support the students receive from home will help them to thrive in Languages. Parents/guardians can help their son/daughter with homework via Active Learn, Linguascope, Memrise and Quizlet.
Key stage 3 Curriculum overview
We follow the Studio and Stimmt courses with equal emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing. We are committed to providing students with effective feedback in lessons and in their exercise books where all four skills are assessed regularly. Students are allocated time in lessons and for homework to act upon feedback.