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Welcome to the curriculum page for Modern Foreign Languages. The MFL department offers the study of German throughout year 7 to 11.The curriculum is delivered by teachers using the language immersion model wherever possible, which means that most lessons are focused on practical communication skills. Lessons are delivered in specialist rooms, supported by interactive whiteboards and a range of websites to which we subscribe. We aim to offer foreign trips to all pupils throughout their time at West Hill. Past trips have included trips to Berlin and Cologne. We also run regular trips to local places of cultural interest, such as the Christmas Markets in Manchester and local German restaurants. We hold celebrations in school to mark the European Day of Languages and we have regular outside speakers in lessons. We are partnered with the Max-Beckmann Oberschule in Berlin, at Christmas and Easter we exchange class culture boxes reflecting our different and similar traditions.
We believe that the study of any language is important and German in particular supports many of the career paths our boys choose to follow such as engineering, banking and finance and work in the chemical industry.
In 2017 we were successful in our application for the British Council International School Award, which was granted in recognition of the work we have been involved in with our partner school in Berlin.
- Mrs Kenworthy - Head of Department - Teacher of French and German
- Mrs Horridge - Teacher of French and German
- Miss Pearce - Teacher of French and German
- My family
- Likes and dislikes.
- Food and drink
- Free time
- Home life and school.
- Local area
- The environment
- Healthy living
- Future careers.
- Family and interests
- Relationships with family members
- Work experience
- Part time jobs
- Future career.
- Social issues
- Environmental problems and solutions
- Healthy lifestyles
- Key issues of social media.
Boys with an ability to speak a language other than those offered should speak with the Head of Languages to assess if it is possible to take GCSE in that language.
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