All students study either German or French in Year 7 and this continues through until Year 11. At KS3 they will explore the language in order to be able to express themselves confidently. They will develop important literacy skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking through a series of communicative activities and grammar work. We also look at the value of languages in the modern world and answer the question “Why do we have to do a language?”


Students are assessed formally 3 times a year in all four skills, and informally throughout the course, for example in weekly vocab tests or presentations.

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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