Languages remain important in the multi-cultural and multi-lingual society in which we live. The study of a modern language is seen as extremely beneficial by prospective employers.

The MFL Department is committed to ensuring that all students develop the four key skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing through the study of a variety of topics

All students start by studying French in Year 7. In Year 8 those deemed to be proficient in both English and French will also pick up the additional study of German.

Areas of Study for French

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 7



Self and family Freetime and sports School
Year 8



Healthy and unhealthy living Home, town and region


Year 9



Family and relationships Environment/ poverty and homelessness Jobs and careers
Year 10

(Ks3 topics covered in more detail)


Travel & Tourism, customs and festivals Freetime activities and current study


Future study and employment
Year 11



Employment continued..

Family & relationships

Globe issues Revision of all topics and skills

Areas of study for German

Year 8



Self and family

Freetime and sport





Home/town and environment

Year 9



Holidays Environment

Jobs and careers

Poverty and homelessness

Family and relationships

Year 10

(Ks3 topics covered in more detail)


Freetime and the media





Family,friends and relationships

Healthy lifestyles


World of work

Year 11



Home and local area Leisure Revision/consolidation


There are 3 assessment points throughout the year for all year groups. At each assessment point students will be tested on all of the four skill areas (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening)

Firefly/Extended Learning

Extended learning for MFL usually consists of vocabulary consolidation and learning grammatical points covered in lessons

Links to useful Resources/ Exam Specifications/ Apps

Specification Details: AQA French GCSE (8658):

Specification Details: AQA German GCSE (8668):

Useful websites

Useful online dictionary:

Extra –curricular activities

Students have the opportunity to participate in an educational visit to France, which enriches their skills and enjoyment of learning.

The trip enables students to go to Normandy, visiting famous historical sites and immersing themselves in French culture.