Modern Foreign Languages

“Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry or savour their songs”

Nelson Mandela

curriculum intent

Our MFL curriculum serves a cultural and linguistic purpose, it promotes global citizenship by exposing students to foreign language and culture.

Students will get the opportunity to study either French or Spanish and the purpose of the curriculum is to create confident communicators. The MFL curriculum aims to develop a range of essential communication skills, both verbal and written and supports students in developing a wide variety of transferable skills that will serve them in their academic studies and beyond.

The language curriculum also fosters curiosity, deepening their understanding of the world and provides them with an understanding and tolerance of other cultures.  We believe that learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and our curriculum affords students the opportunity to view the world from a different perspective and learn new ways of thinking through regular exposure to the customs, arts and literature, including reading great literature in the original language.

Through learning a language, it allows students to have a deeper and broader vocabulary and strengthens communication, employability and personal skills, which will help them to not only succeed as local citizens, but push them to soar at an international level.

Curriculum Content

Each department has carefully developed curriculum plans in line with our curriculum intent. The curriculum overview for each year group in this subject can be found below.

Spanish Curriculum Overview

French Curriculum Overview