Welcome to the Communication Faculty

Vision: Enriching Lives

The Communication Faculty at Fortis Academy believe that communication is far more than a means of sharing and receiving information – it is a skill that lies at the heart of all human interaction, one that is sought after in all fields of life. We strive to enrich the lives of our students by raising aspirations and opening doors, challenging them to consider alternative viewpoints, developing empathy and understanding. Pupils are encouraged to step beyond the familiar as their learning takes them: back in time through the study of Shakespeare, across the continent whilst learning a language, and into the world of media that surrounds us all. At Fortis Academy, students develop as independent, resilient and thoughtful learners, but more importantly as life-long learners that possess the self-belief and skills required to fulfil their potential.

English Literature & Language

At its heart, English provides aspirations for all learners: it fosters intellectual curiosity, cultural awareness, and linguistic competency. Appreciation of English Literature enriches students’ experiences, viewpoints, and ideas to become well-rounded and critical individuals. Whereas English Language offers the means by which students can become effective communicators and function successfully within society.

Click here for the Curriculum Map for English

Click here for the Core Values for English

Click here for the Curriculum Overview for Year 7

Click here for the Curriculum Overview for Year 8

Click here for the Curriculum Overview for Year 9

Click here for the Curriculum Overview for GCSE

Click here for the Curriculum Overview for A-Level English Literature

Click here for the Curriculum Overview for A-Level English Language and Literature

MFL – French, German and Spanish

The study of a modern foreign language allows pupils the opportunity to explore the role of languages in communication, identity and culture. Whilst studying French, Spanish or German, students are encouraged to broaden their horizons and step beyond familiar cultural boundaries, developing new ways of seeing the world. The ability to communicate in another language enriches pupils’ lives by opening up a wealth of global opportunities.

Click here for the Curriculum Map for French

Click here for the Curriculum Map for German

Click here for the Curriculum Map for Spanish

Click here for the Core Values of MFL

Click here for the Curriculum Overview for Spanish – KS3

Click here for the Curriculum Overview for French – KS3

Click here for the Curriculum Overview for German – KS3

Click here for the Curriculum Overview for Spanish – KS4

Click here for the Curriculum Overview for French – KS4

Click here for the Curriculum Overview for German – KS4

Prince’s Trust

Since 1976, the Prince’s Trust have enriched the lives of over one million young people, supporting the development of communication and key work skills so they can move into the next phase of education or employment. At Fortis Academy, we actively promote qualifications to those who need them most, developing qualifications that offer flexibility, choice and pathways to progression.

Unit Award Scheme 

The UAS allows all students to have their achievements formally recognised by acquiring a portfolio of certificates to evidence their skills, knowledge and experience. The scheme is designed to develop pupils’ character and aspirations by increasing confidence, motivation and communication skills: helping students to make progress on their lifelong learning journey.

KS4

UAS – KS4

Contacts

Head of Faculty: Mrs E Crosthwaite: elle.crosthwaite@fortis.set.org

Responsible for English


2nd in Faculty – Subject Lead: Miss S Foxall: sara.foxall@fortis.set.org

Responsible for Modern Foreign Languages


2nd in Faculty – Teaching and Learning Lead: Miss H Johns: hannah.johns@fortis.set.org

Responsible for English