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Our intention is to develop student’s language skills in a variety of contexts and give a broad understanding of the culture of countries and communities where mandarin is spoken. Students will be able to access a curriculum that enables them to make effective decisions and links across other areas of learning. The curriculum develops a respectful view of others and develops their own understanding of Mandarin.
The curriculum is designed for students to have a balanced and inspiring experience and to ensure they can achieve their full potential. We hope this will give students wider career opportunities when they leave our school so they can take their place in a multilingual and global society.
The curriculum develops enthusiastic learners who are not only effective independent thinkers but also collaborative workers. Communications is at the heart of everything we do, and our students are encouraged to use their language skills to take risks. They develop informed opinions and gain an insight into cultural differences enabling them to challenge preconceptions.
Our curriculum is implemented through:
Creating differentiated extra learning resources for students;
Assessing students regularly in order to monitor their learning progression;
Developing learning and work experience in China;
We plan and develop our curriculum to stimulate and motivate our students with a range of topics which aim to expand their knowledge. We will continue to take students on trips to Chinatown, where they can experience the different culture and Chinese food and drinks for GCSE studies. We have also created differentiated resources to support our students through both key stage 3 and 4: booklets, vocabulary and grammar guides, online learning resources, lunch clubs, after school revision and individual support.
Students will be tested in listening, reading, speaking and writing and will develop transferable skills, relevant to further study and the world of work.
Curriculum Theological Underpinnings
“All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.”
The giving of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost was seen as a reversal of the confusion at the Tower of Babel. We want out students to have an international outlook and learn how to communicate with all people to overcome barriers that divide us.