Modern Foreign Languages are an integral and facilitating series of subjects which enable learners to develop intellectually and socially. The purpose of the French, German and Spanish curricula at Uxbridge High School is to foster curiosity about the wider world, train and enhance literacy and problem-solving skills, and equip learners with a versatile skill set that will enable future success in a global and multicultural society.
In all three languages students are encouraged to make cross-curricular links through a range of content which includes issues such as employment, human rights, the environment, different types of family, personal identity, and the arts and entertainment. They explore this content through a range of skills and learning methods they are familiar with from other subjects, such as sequencing, problem solving, inference, verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills, and kinaesthetic activities. New technologies are also widely used to support in-class learning and improve upon the digital literacy of learners.
With a greater global interconnectivity of business and ideas occurring in spite of divisive world politics, it is important that Uxbridge High School students have access to a broad MFL curriculum that includes the most sought-after business language in Europe.