Modern Foreign Languages
The study of Modern Foreign Languages helps to develop pupils’ cultural awareness, teaches them the fundamentals of communicating effectively in a foreign language, and equips them with the skills they need to progress to a global marketplace.
Pupils will learn how to convey vital information about themselves, their families and their lives, and will also master essential phrases, such as how to ask for directions, order food, and organise social engagements. Pronunciation and grammar will be key components of the course, ensuring pupils are able to communicate through both spoken and written mediums.
Pupils will also learn a variety of valuable transferrable skills whilst undertaking a MFL, such as communication, problem-solving, creativity, ICT, literacy, numeracy and performance skills.
As a Department, we are committed to making language learning a positive, enjoyable experience through a variety of teaching and learning activities.
Pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11 can choose whether to study French or Spanish. Studying a language at GCSE level allows our pupils to access the English Baccalaureate.
|Year 7 (French and Spanish)||Year 8 (French and Spanish)|
|Year 9 (French and Spanish)||Year 10 (French and Spanish)||Year 11|
||N/A – Pupils complete a GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language in Year 10|
Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model. The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits and residential trips abroad throughout the year. Pupils benefit from a lunchtime language club, a French/Spanish movie lunch club and theatre company visits.
Useful Resources and Revision Support
- AQA GCSE Spanish (8698)
- AQA GCSE French (8658)
- Linguascope (interactive language learning website covering key vocabulary for Spanish and French)
- BBC Languages (interactive activities and links to newspapers, TV and radio broadcasts in a variety of languages)
- OYE Language Skills (offers a range of vocab activities)