Here at St Monica’s, we realise the importance of learning other languages. We study French, Spanish, Italian, Polish & Chinese
Pupils are assessed throughout Key Stage 3 with a series of modular tests in both French and Spanish, in order to monitor their progress.
GCSE assessments are conducted throughout the 2 year course, culminating in 4 exams at the end of year 11, each worth 25% of the overall mark.
In the department we have at our disposal the following facilities:
- Audio/Visual Resources (CDs, Tapes, Videos and DVDs, films such as Tintin series, Belleville Rendez-vous and Manon des Sources)
- 2 Computer Suites
- Projectors in each room
- Trolley with 20 laptops which can be used in any of the language rooms
- Active teach – For use in class, homework and the VLE
- Promethean whiteboard.
In November 2017, we welcomed our friends from Colegio Santa Maria Marianista, a Catholic School in Valencia. It was a busy week for the 20 Spanish pupils and 2 teachers, as lots of activities took place over the week. There were trips to Old Trafford, Liverpool One and the Beatles’ Museum, Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry. The Christmas Markets and of course, Market Street for some souvenir shopping.
In the evenings, the Spanish pupils were treated to life with the families of the St Monica’s pupils and some life-long friendships began. It was also a busy week for the St Monica’s pupils who were involved as they improved their language skills as they had the Spanish pupils as guests in their homes.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all pupils and their parents who participated in the exchange for their hard work and support in making it such a memorable and successful experience for all.
St Monica’s pupils are now eagerly anticipating the return trip to Valencia in 2018. The pupils are excited to gain an insight into the Spanish Culture and experience life in a Spanish family.
We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone again and hope that the return visit will be just as much fun as having the Spanish pupils staying with us!