Promoting the EBACC
As the quality of teaching has improved so has the uptake of history or geography plus French. This combination of subjects is now offered to all pupils, regardless of ability. We are about to embark in an expansion of the MFL department with a much greater emphasis placed on the uptake of a foreign language at GCSE. We already offer a trip to France for all students but would like to run a dedicated one for year 9 students who are making the decision about whether to study the subject in key stage four. We are focused on improving the uptake of this subject as we believe it offers so much more than just a highly valued academic qualification. As the academy transitions to a three year key stage 3 in 2020, all students will gain an additional year of language lessons which should also help boost the uptake of the subject when options take place in year 10.