Statement of Intent:
The language curriculum at St Gregory’s, with Christ at the centre of living and learning, provides learners with a gateway to the world, enabling them to learn new ways of thinking, from communicating for practical purposes through to reading and appreciating the rich and diverse Culture in the language studied.
A high-quality, learner focused experience will ignite and inspire a passion for lifelong language learning, giving our learners the skills to become global citizens in an increasingly competitive world.
This is achieved through understanding how language works, increasing their grammatical knowledge and vocabulary equipping them with the ability to form and articulate their own opinions and ideas, with opportunities to gain first-hand, authentic experience through language trips abroad.
Our students also increase their cultural capital in every single lesson as their teachers share with them relevant cultural facts and information related to a country where the language they are learning is spoken
Teaching focuses on developing the breadth and depth of pupils’ competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing, based on a sound foundation of core grammar and vocabulary starting in Y7. Vocabulary acquisition is learnt through three key themes which include: identity and culture; local, national, international and global areas of interest; current and future study and employment. It will enable our pupils to understand and communicate personal and factual information that goes beyond their immediate needs and interests, developing and justifying points of view in speech and writing, with increased spontaneity, independence and accuracy. The desire to deepen our pupils’ curiosity and love for languages will go beyond the confines of the classroom. It will provide suitable preparation for further study at A Level and beyond with the introduction of authentic materials from Year 7, gaining in length and complexity as the pupils' progress through the school.
-A01 LISTENING / A02 SPEAKING / A03 READING / A04 WRITING / A05 GRAMMAR
-RECEPTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE SKILLS