Modern Languages

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 5

MFL Department


We seek to provide an environment to stimulate, enthuse and encourage pupils and to provide thought-provoking and challenging materials. We have high expectations of our pupils and aim that each will achieve their full potential.


We have three goals for our pupils:

  • To provide a worthwhile educational experience for all, whether or not they are intending to study the subject(s) at a higher level
  • To provide suitable preparation for careers which require a knowledge of French and/or Spanish and the skills they develop
  • To provide a learning environment which will stimulate and sustain an interest in and the enjoyment of French and Spanish and their application.

Modern Languages are part of the minimum requirement for every pupil at Key Stage 3.

All pupils learn French in KS 3 and cover topics such as Self, Family and Friends, Routine and School Life, Future Plans and Careers. In Year 9 all pupils follow the OLA Entry 2 French CEA specification and aim to achieve OLA Entry 2 certification.

In Year 10 all pupils follow the OLA Entry 3 French CEA specification and aim to achieve OLA Entry 3 certification.


GCSE French


The  study  of  a  foreign  language ,  as  well  as  enriching  cultural  and  global  awareness , would  be  most  useful  to  pupils interested  in  the  following  areas  :   Tourism,  Hostelry,  Travel  and  European  Business. However studying a foreign language also develops communication and listening skills as well as the ability to summarise and scan articles for information. These skills would be useful in a wide variety of careers. French is offered as an optional GCSE at KS4. From Sept 2016 we are following the CEA GCSE French specification.


OLA Spanish


In Year 11 pupils begin to study CEA OLA Entry 2 Spanish and have opportunity to gain a certificate in the language in Year 12.

At KS5 A Level French can be offered in collaboration with other schools.

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