About Us

The MFL faculty consists of 5 experienced members of staff and we teach both French and Spanish. We are all exceptionally enthusiastic about our subject, having all lived and worked abroad. We strive to offer students a wide and varied curriculum to both deepen their knowledge of language and their appreciation of different cultures. We work collaboratively, which ensures that there is a consistent approach from all teachers and that best practice is always shared. We believe that learning a language is not just about learning grammar and vocabulary but about developing personal skills and a broader outlook on the world through the medium of the foreign language.

Historically, we have had excellent exam results and many of our students express their enjoyment of our lessons and go on to study MFL at P16 and beyond.

Key Stage 3

We are a skills based curriculum in KS3, focussing on developing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Students develop their knowledge of the English language to improve their understanding of the foreign language. We regularly use authentic materials and like to respond to current affairs issues, for example: Nelson Mandela and the Winter Olympics. We encourage students to improve their understanding of other subjects by studying cross curricular topics in the foreign language, for example: the classification of different species and the work of Matisse.

Homework and revision information.

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Key Stage 4

At KS4 we offer a GCSE in French and Spanish. We are currently using the AQA specification, which covers Lifestyle, Leisure, Home and Environment, Work and Education. Again, we incorporate authentic material and resources into our schemes of work.
We also offer a GCSE – AS Level bridging course, which allows students to further develop their skills in preparation for P16 study. We again cover a variety of topics and like to focus on the subjects that are currently being discussed in the media, both here and abroad.

We also offer a GCSE – AS Level bridging course, which allows students to further develop their skills in preparation for P16 study. We again cover a variety of topics and like to focus on the subjects that are currently being discussed in the media, both here and abroad. This is ran through enrichment time.

“Teachers have a good sense of humour, which makes learning a language fun.”

Lucy

“The languages department is always enthusiastic and want you to achieve your target”

Sydney

“The language department cover a wide range of topics so you can learn more things about the country, not just the language.”

Dylan

“It offers an insight into different cultures and different ways of living.”

Ollie

“I like French lessons, because the lessons are very interactive, so all of the students join in.”

Phoebe

“We learn new facts - history, and science etc, but we learn them through French.”

Demetra

Key Stage 4
At KS4 we offer a GCSE in French and Spanish. We are currently using the AQA specification, which covers Lifestyle, Leisure, Home and Environment, Work and Education. Again, we incorporate authentic material and resources into our schemes of work.