Modern Foreign Languages

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to a man in his language that goes to his heart”

Nelson Mandela

Overview of KS3

All students will learn French from year 7. The MFL course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE course in Key Stage 4. During years 7 and 8 we develop the four skill areas – listening, speaking, reading and writing. Our aim is to provide exciting opportunities for students to develop their confidence, improve their independent learning skills and to foster a love of other languages and cultures. Students will be set homework on a regular basis using the Vocab Express website but we also encourage students to develop their language learning skills using other methods.


Overview of KS4

At Key Stage 4, we continue to build on students’ skills from Key Stage 3. Students complete AQA GCSE French. This new GCSE specification is assessed by final exams which test students on the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.


Link to Specification


Enrichment Opportunities

Wednesday – KS3 French Culture Club
Friday – Year 10/11 Spanish
Friday – KS4 French


The MFL Department encourages students to explore other cultures and beliefs alongside their own.
The learning styles with the MFL classroom encourage students to persevere in a climate of respect.
The MFL schemes of Learning allow students to express and accept points of view and the reasons behind them.
We concentrate on building confidence through developing all 4 skills in each project.
All schemes of work are designed to show progression to enhance self-worth.


Mrs S Eastwood – Head of Department
Miss Clemence Dussol – Teacher of MFL

Director Support

Mrs K Pennington – Director of MFL