Curriculum - MFL

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Modern Foreign Languages

In languages, an up-to-date and motivating scheme of work is delivered by the Modern Foreign Languages faculty. Students study such topics as: identity and character, technology, sports, my town and holidays. The communicative aspects of these themes are reinforced by regular grammar instruction, thus helping students to become independent and creative users of their chosen language. Varied lesson activities such as puzzles, speaking challenges or focused reading and writing offer an inspirational environment for students to progress and deepen their understanding. Both support, and stretch and challenge, are provided for all students, appropriate to their individual needs and abilities.

Outside the classroom, our young linguists are invited to explore the world of European languages and beyond. Activities include taster lessons with undergraduate students in Russian, Arabic, Chinese and Italian as well as visits to local universities. Our students have the opportunity to use their language skills with a trip to Paris. We also celebrate European Day of Languages and host events for our local partner Primary schools.

At KS3 students study French. The topics covered in KS3 are:

  • Self & Family
  • School
  • Hobbies / Free Time
  • Where I Live
  • Food & Drink
  • Holidays
  • Healthy Living
  • Jobs & Future Plans

Students are taught key grammar structures throughout KS3 to help them understand how language is formed. They also learn about the cultural aspects of French speaking countries.

At KS4 students can opt to study French. We follow the Edexcel specification, where students study topics around the following themes;

  • Identity & Culture
  • Local Area, Holiday & Travel
  • School
  • Future Aspirations, Study & Work
  • International & Global Dimension