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Year 8 Curriculum Options 2023-2024

Year 7 students will opt for either French or Spanish in Year 8 and have lessons in their chosen language. Students have previously reduced to one language in Year 9 – we are extending this choice into Year 8.

The new curriculum model provides more time to develop confidence and improve attainment that can support GCSE success. Focusing on one language will be beneficial as it allows students to develop further the skills and knowledge required to succeed in French or Spanish, which we hope they will choose to study as a GCSE.

We are not able to offer after-school sessions at this time. Previously, less than 2% of students have opted for two language GCSEs. This is due to the range of new subjects available in KS4.

Should you wish to discuss this process further, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Mrs C Zambanini (Head of MFL) -

Miss C Cavadini (Head of Spanish) -

Mrs K Taylor (Head of French -

Online Options Form

PLEASE NOTE! The form must be completed by students. They will need to log into their school Office 365 account to complete the form.

Please use the following link to access the online form:

Alternatively, please scan the QR code below to access the online form:


What happens if you change your mind?

Before the deadline (Friday  5th May): Please  complete the form again. We will take the latest submission

After The deadline (Friday 5th May): Please email:

After the deadline, we will make changes where possible, but this depends on spaces on the course and in the band.

Can I still take a subject at GCSE if I didn’t take it in Year 8/9?

The language you take in year 8/9 is the only language option available to you in the GCSE     options.

 Download option booklet: Click here

option booklet year 7 curriculum choices.pdf