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The Modern Languages and International Dimensions faculty at George Spencer Academy teaches the subjects of French and Spanish.

 

Year 7: In Year 7, all students begin studying French and are put in to sets for a January start. Students in the top 2 sets will take up Spanish and continue with French. All other students continue to study French.

 

Year 8: Students continue with the languages that they studied in Year 7.

 

Year 9: Students continue with the languages that they studied in Year 8.

 

Years 10 & 11: French and Spanish are offered at GCSE level with the possibility of German GCSE being studied, dependent on numbers. Students have the opportunity to study two languages at GCSE level should they choose. The exam board for these qualifications is AQA: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages

  

Years 12 & 13: A level qualifications are offered in French and Spanish. The exam board used for these qualifications is AQA: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages

 

Revision guides for the courses we follow can be purchased from the CGP website: https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Parent/books_gcse_languages

 

How To Find Us 

Approaching from Nottingham on the A52/Brian Clough Way

At the traffic lights at Bardills Roundabout take the left hand lane and immediately after the traffic lights move to the filter lane on the right hand side and take the right turn down into the Lower School Entrance.

 

 

Approaching from Derby, M1 Junction 25 on the A52/Brian Clough Way

At the traffic lights at Bardills Roundabout take the right hand lane to go through the centre of the roundabout. After the traffic lights on the roundabout, go straight ahead moving to the filter lane on the right hand side and take the right turn down into the Lower School Entrance .

 

 

Tram Routes

5 minute walk to Tram stop next to the Japanese Water Gardens/Park and Ride.

 

 

Bus Routes via Stapleford

i4 Trent Barton Service - Runs regularly through Stapleford from Derby and Nottingham

18 Trent Barton Service - Runs to Stapleford every half hour from Beeston

 

(After getting off in Stapleford there is an approx. 15 minute walk to the school)

 

  • Follow Toton lane (this is a fairly steep climb) until the petrol station
  • Turn right into New Eaton Rd.
  • Shortly after turn left into WellSpring Dale.
  • Turn left into Arthur Mee Rd 

 

 

Routes via Toton

Indigo Trent Barton Service - Runs regularly through Toton from Derby and Nottingham

 

(After getting off in Toton there is an approx. 30 minute walk to the school)

 

  • Follow High Rd onto Stapleford Lane
  • Follow Stapleford Lane up the hill (this is a fairly steep climb)
  • The school entrance is just before the roundabout


For further information on bus services and fares visit the Trent Barton Website

 

NOTE: If you are attending an event or the conference centre, please park on the lower site using sat nav post code NG9 7JA. This will take you to the entrance of Toton Lane.

 

If you have a disability or mobility issues, please let us know in advance of your visit so we can reserve the disabled parking spaces in front of the school reception on the Stapleford side of the school.

 

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Our curriculum reflects an understanding of our community and provides what parents and students want. It meets the needs of a truly comprehensive intake, realising the dreams of highly academic Oxbridge students whilst supporting others with life and learning skills. Click here for more information on how many hours of each subject students have and the timings of the school day.

 

Curriculum

 

  • Key Stage 3

    We provide memorable experiences for learning across a broad and balanced range of subjects. All students in Years 7 to 9 have dedicated Learning to Learn and ICT sessions to enable them to acquire and practise core skills which are essential throughout the curriculum and for effective lifelong learning. All students in Years 7 to 9 experience a broad and balanced curriculum. They study Mathematics, English, Science, Physical Education, ICT, History, Philosophy, Geography, Music, Art and Drama. All students study French with the chance to study Spanish or German as a second language.

     

    In Years 7 and 8 students study five Technology areas (Graphics, Resistant Materials, Food Technology, Textiles Technology and Systems & Control) with the chance to specialise in one of these areas in Year 9 in preparation for their GCSE studies. All students have two learning reviews a year with their learning manager and Learning to Learn lessons to ensure the students become lifelong learners. During registration time with their learning manager students take part in active global citizenship and a range of activities including bites, newswatch, online time and assemblies. The school promotes British values and tolerance and diversity. A provision map of how we promote British values can be found here.

  • Key Stage 4

    Our highly effective Guided Pathways process begins in Year 9. Students are guided into the most appropriate route to ensure the greatest chance of success pre- and post- 16. All students have a careers interview and a ‘Pathways Post 16' interview to ensure appropriate course and career choices. Full details about our curriculum is given in our Guided Pathways booklets which can be found in the Parents section.

  • GCSE's & Other Qualifications at KS4

    GCSE's: Art, Business Studies, Drama, French, Geography, German, History, Media Studies, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Spanish, Computing, Science, Additional Science, Separate Science, Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Textiles Technology, Resistant Materials, Electronics, Food Technology & Graphics.

     

    Other Qualifications at Key Stage 4: CoPE, BTEC 1st Childcare, BTEC 1st Performing Arts, BTEC 1st Dance, ICT OCR National, ALAN Tests.

  • Assessing Without Levels

    The Academy is continuing to use National Curriculum levels for Years 7-9 for 2014-15 despite them no longer being statutory. All subject areas are revising their offer in line with the new National Curriculum as appropriate.

     

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