Aims

Staff


Mr S J McMaster (Head of Department)
Mrs L E M Barr
Mrs A Cinnamond (Part-Time) (Temporary)
Miss J Connolly
Mrs J A Girvin
Miss C V McCaughey
Miss J L Orr
Miss J Boucher (French Modern Language Assistant)
Miss A Stais (German Modern Language Assistant)
Miss S Rubio (Spanish Modern Language Assistant)

Aims


Year 8
All pupils do French plus either German or Spanish. Pupils shouldn’t worry if they haven’t done a language before – our courses start from scratch.

Years 9 & 10
In Years 9 & 10 all pupils do French, plus half-year courses in German and Spanish. .

Years 11 & 12
At Sullivan all pupils must do at least one foreign language at GCSE. Lots of pupils do more than one. Most of our pupils do very well at GCSE.

Years 13 & 14
French, German & Spanish are all offered at AS and A-level. There are eight full-time teachers of modern languages (as well as three native speaker language assistants) delivering over 300 l anguage periods per week.

KS3

Year 8 French
All pupils follow a beginners’ programme in French, using the new Tricolore Total course. The main topics covered are: talking and writing about where people live; classroom language; talking and writing about families; interests and activities; towns; using the present tense. Pupils also do an ICT project in French, at the end of which they do a PowerPoint presentation about themselves in French.

Years 9 and 10
In Years 9 & 10 all pupils continue to do French. They also learn a second modern foreign language: German or Spanish. In French in Year 9, pupils learn how to describe their daily routine, talk about food and discuss sport. They also do an ICT project, involving the production of a podcast. In German, pupils use the Na klar course. The main topics covered are: classroom language; numbers; how to describe where people live; talking and writing about families and pets; the present tense. In Spanish, pupils use the Así course. Topics include numbers, classroom language and talking and writing about where people live, and families and interests.

GCSE

Years 11 and 12
At Sullivan all pupils must do at least one foreign language at GCSE. Many do more than one. All pupils following a language course are entered for GCSE with the CCEA examinations board. Details of the topics covered and methods of assessment are described on the subject microsites on the CCEA website.

GCE

Years 13 and 14
French, German & Spanish are all offered at AS and A-level. All students following a language course in Sixth Form are entered for A-level modules with the CCEA examinations board. Details of the Contexts for Learning and methods of assessment are described on the subject microsites on the CCEA website. Students at A2 study a modern film and a set text. There are weekly conversation classes with native speakers.

Homework

Years 8-10


One homework per week.

Teachers may set more if they wish to assess pupil's understanding of grammar and/or vocabulary.

Years 11-12


One homework per week.

Years 13-14


Two homeworks per week. Also, preparation for class will include reading, research and notetaking.

Contact us

Sullivan Upper School
Belfast Road
HOLYWOOD
BT18 9EP