On Wednesday 14th June, pupils just beginning French Highers and Advanced Highers got a chance to find out what studying a language at University is like.
The day started with a mini-lecture on contemporary French society before the pupils were split into smaller seminar groups for a written language class in the morning. After lunch, it was back into smaller groups for a culture class focusing on extracts from a series of auto-portraits written by school pupils from Clichy-sous-Bois. The final session of the day brought all the pupils back together again for a series of presentations from a group of this year’s finalists, all talking about the benefits of Study Abroad and time abroad more generally, and then an employability-focused talk from the Employability and Skills Officer and a group of graduates from the past few years, talking about where French has taken them.
“I learned a lot about what it’s like in Uni and the hard work you have to put in and the types of career paths you can have by learning French”
“It was good to work with other schools and learn about potential career options and hear from the students and graduates”
“I got to experience what a French course at University was like”
“I found the talks about studying abroad very interesting and it was good to hear from other students”
“It was good to find out what a Uni lecture was like”
Below you will find a link to our new Spanish “padlet”. On this page you will find various listening activities with questions to answer. These are all National 5 level tasks, but would be excellent practice for any pupils in the Higher class who are new to Spanish or would like to brush up their listening skills. Listen to the audio clip 3 times, write your answers in your jotter and Miss Kemp will be happy to mark them for you in school.
Plaza de España, Sevilla
If you are in S1 and would like some help to prepare for your Speaking test, follow the link below!
Here is an excellent link to a Quizlet that’s been made up by a Spanish teacher for National 4 and 5 pupils in Scotland.
There is plenty here to keep you going and it’s a fun way of revising the different topics that will be covered in the exam 🙂
Click here to access the vocabulary and research booklets for S2 Spanish –
Modern Languages Induction Project
We were delighted to see a group of our Senior pupils volunteer to participate in the Primary 7 Modern Languages Induction Project.
We welcomed approximately 60 pupils to our school from 5 local Primary schools. Senior pupils prepared and created a range of fun and engaging lessons over a 4 week period, to promote the learning of Modern Languages.
This proved to be a hugely successful project, giving the youngsters an opportunity to meet future classmates as well as an introduction to Secondary school. We look forward to welcoming them next term.
Very well done to everyone involved!
Congratulations to Sapha Asmat and Elena Tannock from S1 who have made it through to the semi-final of the national “Word Wizard” competition.
The girls will be attending the semi-final at Strathclyde University on Friday 4th March. They will compete against pupils from schools across Scotland.