Modern Foreign Languages
At Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, we believe that encouraging all students to complete KS4 studies in a Modern Foreign Language gives them a competitive edge when progressing to further education. Learning a language provides an open road to the world and a vehicle for overcoming disadvantage.
Our MFL curriculum aims to develop students’ linguistic, communicative and intercultural skills. It is underpinned by the pillars of progression in MFL: grammar, phonics, vocabulary and culture. Through a comprehensive knowledge of these pillars, students can understand and contribute to discussions about familiar topics with increasing levels of accuracy and fluency across the modalities of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
They can also apply their knowledge of these pillars when reading or listening to an authentic text or audio clip in French/Spanish to identify cognates and less familiar vocabulary to decode meaning and build the context of what is being communicated.
Furthermore, we foster students’ curiosity to discover more about the language they study, its populations, cultures, art, literature and history, as well as promoting the values of tolerance and empathy for cultures different to their own.