Welcome to the MFL department at Hampton College.
In Year 7 all students study either French or German, having three one-hour lessons per week.
In Year 8 the second language, German or French is introduced. Students have three lessons a fortnight in each language.
In Year 9 students choose to take either French or German, or continue with two languages.
In KS4 students can choose between French and German or they can choose to study both.
Both French and German are offered in the Sixth Form leading to A Level qualifications.
The MFL department consists of 6 teaching staff specialising in French, German or both languages and an MFL Language Assistant who works with us from October to May.
We believe that learning a language in the classroom is only half the journey in becoming a good linguist. We run a KS3 residential trip to Germany during enrichment week and join up with the Geography department to run the Paris residential trip also during enrichment week. We also run day trips to the British Film institute or the Institut Français for KS4 and KS5 students to support their media/film modules of their GCSE/A-level courses.
During the Autumn Term all Year 7’s participate in the Spelling Bee competition and then the school finalists go to the regional final to compete every year in the Spring Term.
Year 8’s take part in the ‘Have your say’ competition, a Peterborough-wide speaking competition whereby students perform both a pre-learnt and a spontaneous dialogue in French or German in front of an audience and a judging panel.
We also bring in speakers from the world of business, tourism and the military to talk to students about their experiences using a language in their professional life.
At Hampton College we have a selection of Key Stage 3 students who attend the Language Leaders club and work towards their bronze or silver award. They organise events within school to promote language learning as well as visiting local Primary Schools teaching the students their French and German.