Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages Department

  • Ms A Aden – Head of Department
  • Miss B Heptonstall – Teacher of MFL
  • Miss S Paterson, Part-Time Teacher of MFL (temporary)

Modern Foreign Languages – Years 7 & 8

The MFL course at Years 7 and 8 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE French or GCSE Spanish course in Years 9 to 11.

Throughout Years 7 and 8, we aim to develop students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as actively promote cultural awareness. We use a wide variety of resources to plan fun and engaging lessons such as target language websites, videos and Kerboodle online resources.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Ms Aden by email to:


Modern Foreign Languages – Years 9 to 11

AQA GCSE French and GCSE Spanish

Both courses cover the the following themes and topics:

  • Theme 1: Identity and Culture
    Topics: Me, my family and my friends; technology in everyday life; free-time activities; customs and festivals in French-speaking countries.
  • Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest
    Topics: Home, town, neighbourhood and region; social issues; global issues; travel and tourism.
  • Theme 3: Current and future study and employment
    Topics: My studies; life at school/college; education post-16; jobs, career choices and ambitions.

Both courses are assessed in the following way:
Examination 100% comprising:

  • Listening exam 25%
  • Reading exam 25%
  • Speaking exam 25%
  • Writing exam 25%

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for these courses please contact: Ms Aden by email to

Enrichment Opportunities In Modern Foreign Languages

Please see the current academy enrichment timetable for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.

Homework Opportunities In Modern Foreign Languages

Homework is given on a regular basis and students are encouraged to use the Linguascope website as an informal way of completing work at home.