Students will continue to study either French or German and will work on mastering the language through the study of topics such as Media and Culture, Sport and Leisure, Travel and Tourism or Business, Work and Employment.  Edexcel ‘ActiveLearn’ is available for our students at KS4, which enables them to complete homework assignments and practice reading and listening at home. Students will also be supported in their speaking by our language assistant.


We teach the Edexcel GCSE course, which is examined at the end of Year 11. Each exam (Listening,Speaking,Reading and Writing) is worth 25% of the final mark and students will complete either higher or foundation.

Head of Department: Mrs G Brainwood

Head of Department: Mrs G Brainwood

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Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391


KS3 Head of Years

Head of Year 7 - Mrs K Monkman

Head of Year 8 - Mr C Smith

KS4 Head of Years

Head of Year 9 - Mrs S Finney

Head of Year 10 - Mr S Harris

Head of Year 11 - Mrs A Gurnham

KS5 Head of Year

Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

Deputy Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mrs A Owen

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Rushden Academy

Hayway, Rushden, Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 350391
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