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Welcome to Modern Foreign Languages. 


This department consists of three passionate and well-qualified teachers who deliver engaging, interactive lessons of French and Spanish to GCSE level. Lessons are delivered through interactive whiteboards, PowerPoint presentations and independent investigations, and we encourage as much collaborative work as possible.


You will develop the four key skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing through games, competitions, design, debate, authentic magazines, stories and songs!


The department subscribes to VocabExpress and Linguascope to add an extra dimension to your study and allow you to progress independently in MFL both at school and at home.


Many cultural opportunities are offered outside of the classroom, with the annual trip abroad to France or Spain as a key department highlight.


There are also smaller excursions at KS3 and KS4, such as visits to universities or authentic French/Spanish restaurants, not to mention the school-wide celebration of European Day of Languages every September.

The MFL department believes there are limitless opportunities open to you if have language skills; we’re here to help you realise your potential.


Key Stage 3: Years 7 & 8

Please see links above to 2019-20 Curriculum Plan

Key Stage 4: Years 9, 10 & 11

This department follows the AQA French and Spanish syllabi, with exams in the four key skills at the end of Year 11. The course content is summarised under the following 3 themes:

Theme 1: Identity and Culture

  • Me, my family and friends

  • Free time activities

  • Technology in everyday life

  • Customs and festivals


Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

  • Home and local area

  • Environment

  • Holiday and travel

  • Healthy lifestyle and social issues


Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

  • My studies; life at school and college

  • Education post-16; jobs and careers