Modern Foreign Languages at GCMS

Languages are a key part of the curriculum at Gosforth Central Middle and all efforts are made to promote languages across the school. We have regularly compete in Vocab express challenges, the MFL spelling and translation bee and undertake events with Newcastle University to promote enjoyment of languages.

In Key Stage 2 pupils study Spanish for 1 hour a week. We cover a range of topics and aim to produce confident and language loving linguists by the end of Year 6. 

In Key Stage 3 pupils study French for 2 or 3 hours a week. There is an increased focus on grammar and accuracy in preparation for their transition to GCSE work.

In addition, Language club runs weekly offering a range of language based activities and tasters in other languages such as German and Japanese. We also have Mandarin and Japanese classes after school.

In order to help your children to improve their language skills or to assist with homework the following links may be useful. Pupils have usernames and passwords for the links.