Languages

Head of Faculty

Gemma Robson 100X133
Gemma Robson (On maternity leave)
email: grobson@heatonmanor.net

 Hall Graeme

Graeme Hall

email: ghall@heatonmanor.net

Subject Leaders

Head of French
Sally Gilman, email: sgilman@heatonmanor.net

Head of German and Spanish
Gemma Robson, email: grobson@heatonmanor.net

Lower School

All students study either French or Spanish in Year 7 and some will have the opportunity to study a second language in Year 9. Many students at Heaton Manor School therefore study two languages, giving them the opportunity to understand both the language and culture of other countries at a time when people are increasingly likely to be exposed to foreign cultures and people, whether in business, social or academic context. All programmes of study in Lower School prepare pupils for GCSE courses in Year 10 and 11.

Upper School

GCSE options are offered in both languages. Pupils must, however, have studied the language in Lower School in order to opt into a GCSE course. Most students, therefore, have the opportunity to study a language to GCSE. Pupils can, of course, choose to study their first or second foreign language or both. Many of our bilingual students are also entered for a GCSE in their home language. The language work covered prepares students for a full GCSE in all languages, a highly valued qualification for both employers and universities.

Sixth Form

We offer A Levels in both French and Spanish. Though demanding, students enjoy being able to extend their language skills in a coherent and stimulating course of study, within contexts which address the interests of the students.

Students may study one or two languages at A Level and require a GCSE grade 6 or above in the appropriate language to begin the course of study.

At Heaton Manor School we are able to offer A Levels for some Home Languages.

Contact Us

Heaton Manor School & Sixth Form
Jesmond Park West
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE7 7DP

Tel: +44(0)191 2818486
Fax: +44(0)191 2810381

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