Modern Languages

FHS is a language rich school. Are you keen to be language rich too?

What is your linguistic capital?

Find out more below about our Modern Languages Department and where languages at Formby High School could take you.

We don’t know what the future holds for our students but we strongly believe that the ability to speak another language will be a great asset for them to possess.  This skill will help them to meet new people, get an interesting job and travel the world in the future, whilst improving their knowledge of the English language now.

The benefits of speaking a second (or even third) language are enormous.  A proficiency in Modern Languages can lead to careers in translation or tutoring, it can also open doors to working abroad in whatever industry a student may choose.  Scientists have proved that learning a new language is a great work-out for the brain because it involves problem-solving, memory and communication.

French and Spanish are at the heart of our Modern Languages provision at Formby High School; however, students who may arrive with English as their second language may have the opportunity to study their native language at GCSE or A Level.

Polyglots Programme

Find out more about our Polyglots Programme and what exciting opportunities it offers FHS students by clicking here.

Year 6 Welcome!

Which languages are you learning? You will learn Spanish in Year 7 here at Formby High School. It is okay if you have not studied Spanish yet in primary school – any language you have been learning will help you with your language learning skills and we will help and guide you.

Want to learn a little before coming to FHS? Click here for an introduction to basic greetings and numbers in Spanish and click here to try a few more! The euroclubschools website is a great resource to learn about famous people and festivals in Spain.

If you have already been learning Spanish and are feeling confident then you will have the chance to take on extra learning opportunities with challenge activities as well as learning more about culture and life in the Hispanic world.

Have a look at our Year 7 Knowledge Organiser for the first term and see how many of the words/phrases you know.  You can also do a little online practice by clicking here.

See you at Open Evening and Taster Day in September!

Year 7 and 8 Spanish

Use your personal log on for the Active Learn online platform to embed the exercises you did in lesson, apply and prove your knowledge with the tasks set by your teacher, and extend your understanding by looking ahead in the e-textbook to the next topics. The ‘how to’ guide for logging in is on the back of your Knowledge Organiser.

Access your e-textbook and online tasks here.

Remember:  Embed, Apply, Prove, Extend!

Year 8 French

In Year 8 you will have a French taster month to decide which language you might like to study for GCSE when you come to make your option choices.  Want to get ahead in French?  Try some online resources here, here and here!

Don’t forget to use the French Knowledge Organiser and workbook.

GCSE Languages

Our multi-lingual language teachers teach GCSE Spanish and French and use the AQA exam board and the Active Learn online platform with your own access to the e-textbook and exercise to submit electronically.  Access the student resources folders for additional materials as support such as past papers, vocabulary lists, speaking support and additional website links.  Click here to access your e-textbook and online tasks.

Be more competitive… be a linguist!

A Level Languages

Our multi-lingual language teachers teach A Level Spanish and French and use the AQA exam board and the Dynamic Learning online platform with your own access to the e-textbook and exercise to submit electronically.  Access the student resources folders for additional materials as support such as past papers, vocabulary lists, speaking support and additional website links. You will also find suggestions for study courses or work experience abroad as well as help finding degree courses with languages.  Click here to access your e-textbook and online tasks.

Take a look at our A Level flyer to get a good idea of where a languages A level can take you.

See you at Sixth Form Open Evening, Taster Day, and in September!