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Modern Foreign Languages

Our Curriculum Intent


Curriculum intent -  Modern Foreign languages

The MFL Department is dedicated to giving all students the opportunity to open doors to other cultures through an enjoyable experience of learning new languages. 

The curriculum we offer our students reflects the aims and aspirations we have for them.  We work to; 

Give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills to progress onto the next stage of their education, irrespective of their prior attainment, background or ethnicity

  • The Languages Department aims to produce confident, capable and articulate linguists who can work independently in their Speaking and Writing with a range of vocabulary, tenses and complex structures. 
  • Our students are able to express opinions and offer justifications. 
  • Learning is themed around real world topics and issues which gradually introduces increasingly complex levels of language to stretch and challenge students. 

Produce students with high aspirations, resilience and independence so that they can maximise the opportunities they are given to progress. 

  • Recruitment continues to improve at both KS4 and KS5. Students are provided with a well-planned and challenging curriculum.
  • High expectations set the tone in lessons.
  • Pupils are expected to learn from their mistakes and are constantly encouraged to do so. 
  • Students are able to achieve and be successful in lessons. We celebrate the achievements of our linguists because learning a language is a great achievement.  

Provide students with a range of enrichment opportunities to help them become responsible citizens who can make a positive contribution to society. 

  • European Day of Languages is celebrated each year to celebrate diversity and difference. 
  • The Language Department organises trips and extra- curricular events. Learning a language is important. We aim to challenge the view that learning a language is not necessary. 
  • We emphasize the importance of hard work, independence and co-operation in order to be a successful and productive member of society. 

Our Learning Journey

Please click here to view the MFL KS3 French road map

Please click here to view the MFL KS4 French road map

Please click here to view the MFL KS3 Spanish road map

Please click here to view the MFL KS4 Spanish road map

National Curriculum Content: Click Here

Why study Modern Foreign Languages at GCSE and beyond?

 Please click here to view MFL option information

Qualifications and exam board information


Qualification Subject Exam Board Website


Year 10/11


(8698F & 8698H)



A Level

Year 12


(first exam 2021)




Year 10/11

French (8658F & 8658H)




Who to contact?

Head of Faculty: Mrs Zambanini


Co-Heads of French: Mrs Taylor & Mrs Marshall

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