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- Modern Foreign Languages
Details will be sent out nearer the date.
Details will be sent out nearer the date.
There will be a presentation
There will be a presentation by Mr Curran (Deputy Headteacher) and Ms Pearce (Head of Year 10) to further clarify the changes from letters to numbers in our new GCSE’s, especially following the last set of data reports sent home.
They will also explain the difference between Predicted (PRED) and working now at (WNA) grades.
To help you understand these changes and to share with you some things you can do to help your son with English, Mathematics and Science we would like to invite you to a talk on the evening of Tuesday 23 May.
The venue for this meeting is the LRC in the 6th Form Building. There will be a 20-minute presentation followed by questions and answers from Mr Curran and Ms Pearce at 6pm and this will be repeated at 7pm.
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RR6, Rutlish School
Mostyn Road, Merton, SW19 3LJ
(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Watery Lane, Merton, London SW20 9AD
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MFL is a high-performing department at Rutlish and we are delighted that the percentage of students achieving GCSE grades A* to C has remained consistently high over the last 5 years. In 2016, the A*-C percentage for French was 92% and German was 98% with 35% (French) and 52% (German) achieving grade A*-A. As a vibrant and exciting department we are keen to build further upon these achievements based on our strong team ethos and a clear commitment to raising attainment through teaching and learning. The department consists of an international team of qualified linguists and the languages currently taught are French and German with Spanish being taught to year 7 from September 2017. With modern foreign languages forming part of the EBacc qualification, GCSEs in these subjects are becoming increasingly popular choices. Foreign languages are also offered in RR6 as part of the Key Stage 5 curriculum and in 2016 100% of students achieved A*-C in MFL .
The MFL department strongly believes that teaching and learning should enjoy the highest priority. We use a wide range of resources and interactive teaching styles to make foreign languages accessible to all our students. The department is constantly increasing the use of technology, up-to-date software and video clips, and ICT to enhance learning opportunities.
Catering for wide variety of student needs, we ensure we stretch more able students with extension work and equally support lower ability students by means of differentiated activities. We are fortunate to use brand new differentiated textbooks, interactive software packages and interactive whiteboards to motivate and support students in achieving their fullpotential.
We endeavour to provide an authentic language learning experience so that your son not only acquires linguistic knowledge and grammatical skills, but also develops cultural awareness which is paramount to the language learning process. MFL lessons are rich in stimulating games and activities that not only prove popular with students but also help to reinforce language structures and encourage independent learning. We are a department with high expectations that equips students with the skills they need to embark on and enjoy the exciting journey of leaning a new language by providing a positive experience of foreign language learning.
Part of this experience includes cultural visits which are given a high priority in our department. Previous MFL trips have included residential trips to Berlin and Paris, and day trips to the Christmas market in Aachen and Lille. Various exciting German and French trips are currently being planned for the year ahead for students from both Key Stage 3 and 4 including cinema trips to the Goethe Institut.
Please visit our blog for more information: www.rutlishlanguages.blogspot.co.uk
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our department.
À bientôt! Bis bald! Hasta pronton!
Ms F. Holloway
Head of Department
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