The Modern Foreign Languages Department forms a part of the Languages, Literacy and Communication Area of Learning and Experience which addresses fundamental aspects of human communication.

Learning a third language could enable you to access over 135 million people across the world and learn how to converse with important business nations. We learn a range of exciting and relevant topics and a detailed grammatical understanding. Plus, experience the opportunity to visit France or Germany and put your skills to the test.

As a department our vision is to ensure that our learners become confident communicators who view having an additional language as a functional skill. We aim to show the importance and value of being able to communicate in multiple languages and to see that languages are a significant asset to have in today’s society.

Introduction to Department

The Modern Foreign Languages Department is made up of two team members who both teach French and German. We are a textbook free department, working solely with engaging and authentic materials. We offer both French and German up to GCSE level, and A Level can be taken via the Conwy LINC. The staff are very committed to success for all our pupils and are happy to hold extra lessons during breaks or after school to help pupils who may be struggling, particularly in the weeks and months approaching the exams.

The Languages Faculty staff are all highly committed and want success for all our pupils and enjoy developing new techniques to help pupils learn more effectively.

Staffing and Responsibilities

Mr S Davy

Teacher of French, Teacher of German

Mr. M. Jones

Teacher of German, Teacher of French, Learning Manager Support

Years 7-9

In Years 7-9 pupils will either study French or German. Pupils are allocated a language in the first term of year 7 and continue to study that language into year nine, at the end of which, they will have the option to continue with their language as one of their option subjects.

About GCSE

Development of four key skills (Speaking, listening, reading and writing) is crucial in our subjects and this will always remain at the core of what we are teaching in the department. An equal amount of time is dedicated to develop each one throughout the GCSE course.

At GCSE pupils will continue to further develop their communication skills.


A knowledge of one or more foreign languages can be useful in a wide range of careers. For some jobs, such as translating, interpreting and language teaching, language skills are one of the main requirements. For other jobs a combination of languages and other qualifications, knowledge or skills may be needed. For example, people with languages plus IT, law, finance or sales skills are sought-after.

Useful Websites

Bitesize French

Bitesize German

Languages Online

Revision Centre French

Revision Centre German

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