Modern Foreign Languages
From Year 7 to Year 9 pupils either study French or Spanish. In Year 10, pupils will continue with their language as a GCSE option as it is a very useful and important skill to have. This year, students have the opportunity to study Latin at GCSE. The department gets good results and is very proud of this achievement and it is mainly because languages are taught in a fun and engaging manner by teachers who have excellent subject knowledge. Progress is rapid and sustained as the curriculum is inclusive and supportive with much opportunity to work independently at home to reinforce language skills. During the language journey at Chingford, pupils can share many new experiences such as Salsa and Flamenco dancing and watching a play entirely in French. The department tries to have as much directed fun as possible in a practically textbook free environment. During lessons it is not unusual to watch cartoons and sing – all in French and Spanish of course!