Students join Nunnery Wood in either X or Y band, this dictates which languages they will study throughout their time here.
X band study German for 2 hours a week throughout year 7, 8 and 9. They also pick up French as a second language for 1 hour a week in year 8 and 9.
Y band study French for 2 hours a week throughout year 7, 8 and 9. They also pick up Spanish as a second language for 1 hour a week in year 8 and 9.
Throughout the three-year Key Stage, students will cover topics which allow them to talk about themselves and others in a range of tenses.
For their first language, Year 7 starts by introducing key vocabulary and grammatical structures on the topic of school, we move on to talking about home and local area, then how to describe people.
Year 8 build on their basic knowledge by discussing food, drink and sport, a range of media topics (music, film, television and technology) and holidays.
Year 9 give and understand descriptions about towns (both at home and in French-, German- and Spanish-speaking countries), we develop speaking skills through the topics of lost property and at the doctors then finishing the Key Stage with giving opinions about school, options choices and future plans for education and work.
For their second language, students follow the scheme of learning for the year below. For example, year 8 second language will study the topics of school, home and local area then how to describe people.
Assessments are completed termly from either reading & listening, writing or speaking.