As we have a 2 year condensed KS3 at Tretherras we are developing the year 9 course to include a more skills based approach to support GCSE style learning. We continue with Expo 2 and Mira Express and expand on this to incorporate GCSE topic areas.
Languages are optional in year 10 and 11 though we encourage students to opt for one. We offer both French and Spanish GCSE following EDEXCEL specifications. Students are tested in all 4 skill areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking with either terminal exams or assessment work during the course.
We have a French and Spanish foreign assistant for conversation classes which GCSE students have the opportunity to visit at times during their lessons. We have also just developed links with a school in Nerja in Spain with a view to setting up penpal links and a possible exchange visit.