The department has eight specialist teachers and one German language assistant, all of us aiming to generate enthusiasm for learning a foreign language and experiencing other cultures.
Enrichment and Visits
In year 8, students are offered the opportunity to visit the Frankfurter Christmas Market in Birmingham which is the largest German Christmas market outside of Germany.
In year 9, students are may either participate in our successful German Exchange programme to Berlin or take part in an educational visit to the Rheinland. (Each visit is run biennially: in 2015 year 9 will visit the Rheinland.)
Year 10 Hispanists visit Barcelona where we participate in joint activities with our link school as well as visiting the many cultural sites the city has to offer.
Our year 12 and 13 students are encouraged to take part the excellent Halsbury Travel supervised work experience trip.
Within school, regular email links are established for whole class groups and individual pen friend links for those who want to find out more about life in Spain and Germany.
Year 7 students all participate in the national German Spelling Bee competition, in which we have become very successful, with students participating in the final for the last three years.
Cross-curricular events have included learning Mandarin Chinese and Malawi Chichewa.
Gifted and Talented provision
The Modern Foreign Languages department at Guilsborough School sets out to provide an inclusive education for students of all cultures, genders and social classes. It aims to provide the most suitable educational opportunity possible for each individual pupil. To do so entails the identification of Gifted and Talented pupils, and provision of suitable experiences and teaching programmes to enrich and enhance their learning, so that they are able to meet their full potential.
Key Stage 3
Further information regarding the KS3 curriculum can be accessed via the following links:
KS3 German Curriculum - Year 7
KS3 German Curriculum - Year 8
Key Stage 4
Further information regarding the KS4 curriculum can be accessed via the following links:
KS4 German Curriculum - Year 9
KS4 Spanish Curriculum - Year 9
KS4 German Curriculum - Year 10
KS4 Spanish Curriculum - Year 10
KS4 German Curriculum - Year 11
KS4 Spanish Curriculum - Year 11
Key Stage 5
Further information regarding the KS5 curriculum can be accessed via the following link:
KS5 Curriculum - German
KS5 Curriculum - Spanish
At Key stage 3 (years 7, 8 and 9), MFL students complete one homework project in the Summer Term.
The focus of the project is threefold: to raise awareness of preferred learning style(s), to consider how other people' s learning styles may differ from our own and to produce a working resource that can be used by other students to encourage language learning.
Summer homework projects are set at KS4 to enable students to reinforce and enhance their MFL learning from the previous year.