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Celebrating Achievements in Modern Foreign Languages

The final Bethany Blog of the Spring Term has been written by Mr Willis, Head of MFL at Bethany School. He celebrates how hard pupils have been working in and how Year 13 have been honing their exam skills.


Pupils have been working really hard over the term and as you can see have produced some very fine work.


In Year 9, pupils have been looking at the imperfect tense and have produced some writing on how their life used to be like. Here is a brilliant example from Noah.


Je m’appelle Noah,

Quand j’étais petite. J’habitais à Croydon c’était dangereux et ennuyeux.

Maintenant, j’habite à Tunbridge Wells c’est très joli.

Mon école primaire était de taille moyenne le bâtiment était moderne mais laid. Il y avait deux cents élèves.

Quelle était ta matière préférée?


Year 9 have also been having a go at some GCSE exam papers and the following pupils did exceptionally well in gaining these ‘grades’ two years before they’d sit GCSEs: Verity – grade 8, Sebastian – grade 6, Penelope – grade 5, Eleni – grade 6, Lily – grade 7, Noah – grade 5, Luke – grade 5.


In Year 7, we marked their 100 days in school with their favourite words in French and Spanish and they created a cool display.

Year 10 have been working hard on their speaking skills following their end of year examinations and have been practising the role plays and picture cards. And of course Year 11 and Year 13 they have been honing their exam skills in preparation for the examinations which will happen shortly after the Easter holidays.  


This year we have pupils in Year 11 sitting examinations in French, Spanish, Mandarin and for the 1st time, Persian. In Year 13, there are pupils sitting examinations in French and Mandarin. They will all be revising hard over the Easter holidays ready for their speaking examination shortly after Easter.


Good luck to them all!


Mr Willis

Head of Modern Foreign Languages