Key Stage Three: Years 7 – 8 – 9.
Year 7 and 8 students have two lessons of French per week. As our future E-Bacc candidates, our Heron groups follow a challenging program of study. Most year 9 students have three timetabled classes of French per week.
All Heron students continue their studies of French to GCSE, and many core students also choose to study at GCSE. Our most able heron students can choose to take up GCSE Spanish alongside French at the options stage of year 9.
Key Stage Four: Years 10 - 11.
Students who continue with their studies at Key Stage 4 study towards AQA GCSE French. The course is examined at the end of Year 11 by AQA. GCSE French students have three timetabled lessons per week.
Key Stage Five: Years 12-13.
Our post-16 linguists study towards the AQA AS and A-level qualification, which allows students flexibility and the freedom to choose the content of some of their course. The course is demanding and requires a substantial commitment to independent study.