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The Modern Foreign Languages department has three part-time and one full time language specialist who teach in four subject classrooms.

The National Curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

Curriculum Intent:

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality language education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

KS3 YEAR 7 Yourself, Your School, Hobbies, Home, Town.
School holidays, Festivals, Going out, Where I live, Sports
YEAR 9 Social life, Healthy Lifestyles, Holidays, Priorities for the World
KS4 AQA GCSE (9-1) in French

Identity and Culture, Local, National and Global areas of interest, Current and Future study.

If you would like more information about our subject, or your child’s work in MFL, please contact the Head of Department: Mrs Wightman