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Posted on July 15, 2016 at 15:44

About MFL

Key Stage 3
Our Year 7 pupils all study French. They are taught in mixed ability groups.

In year 8, pupils study both French and Spanish. In year 9, they study either French or Spanish.

In years 7 and 9, pupils have 3 x 100 minute lessons per fortnight dedicated to MFL and in year 8. as pupils are studying both languages, they have 2 lessons of French and 2 lessons of Spanish per fortnight.

Our French and Spanish courses aim to enable pupils to communicate successfully in the foreign language, to learn about customs and daily life in the relevant countries and to encourage a positive attitude towards foreign language learning and culture.

Text books

In French, we use Equipe Nouvelle in Year 7 and Studio in Years 8 & 9 and in Spanish, we use Mira Express.


We are organising a day trip to France for our current year 7 pupils on the very last day of the summer term, Tuesday 24th July 2018. Further details to follow shortly.

Key Stage 4
Both French and Spanish are offered as optional subjects and pupils can take one or both languages.

Pupils have 3 x 100 minute lessons per fortnight.

We use the Edexcel exam board. 

Pupils are assessed as follows:

In both French and Spanish, the language is assessed at Foundation or Higher level, using the 9-1 grading system.

There are exams at the end of Year 11 for all 4 modules:  Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

Various topics are taught throughout years 10 and 11, organised into 5 themes:

*  Identity and culture

*  Local area, holiday and travel

*  School

*  Future aspirations, study and work 

*  International and global dimension

We aim to provide young people with the skills required to progress into
employment, further training or higher education according to their individual needs.

Text books

We use the Studio Edexcel GCSE text books for French and the Viva Edexcel GCSE textbooks for Spanish.

We strongly recommend that pupils have an up-to-date bi-lingual dictionary available to use at home.


Our GCSE language pupils are regularly offered a residential trip to France.

Last year, we stayed near Paris, visiting the towns of Nemours and Brie and we visited Paris by  night. We also spent a day at Disneyland Paris.

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Year 7 Day Trip to France at France

July 24, 2018 at 4:45am to July 25, 2018 at 12am
Year 7 Day Trip to France.See More
Jan 31
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Oct 13, 2017
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Jul 15, 2016
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MFL Revision Morning (Saturday) at MFL classrooms

May 14, 2016 from 9am to 12pm
On Saturday 14th May, we are offering a revision session for all MFL pupils prior to their exams. The French exam is on May 17th and Spanish is on May 20th.Refreshments will be provided!See More
Apr 22, 2016
MFL Department posted an event

French Residential Visit to Paris at Paris

February 12, 2016 to February 15, 2016
Year 10 and 11 will be enjoying a cultural trip to Paris focusing on language development and sightseeing and if anyone has any questions please don't hesitate to contact Mrs Spears or Miss Vermorel.See More
Oct 5, 2015

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