Curriculum

MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

The study of Modern Foreign Languages helps to develop pupils’ cultural awareness, teaches them the fundamentals of communicating effectively in a foreign language, and equips them with the skills they need to progress to a global marketplace.

Pupils will learn how to convey vital information about themselves, their families and their lives, and will also master essential phrases, such as how to ask for directions, order food, and organise social engagements. Pronunciation and grammar will be key components of the course, ensuring pupils are able to communicate through both spoken and written mediums.

Pupils will also learn a variety of valuable transferrable skills whilst undertaking a MFL, such as communication, problem-solving, creativity, ICT, literacy, numeracy and performance skills.

As a Department, we are committed to making language learning a positive, enjoyable experience through a variety of teaching and learning activities.

We offer GCSEs in the languages of French, Spanish, Urdu and Bengali.

Curriculum Overview: French
Year 7 Year 8
  • French alphabet
  • Greeting/introduction – Myself
  • Numbers 1-30
  • Date / Birthday
  • My family, relations
  • My home, home life, hobbies
  • Linguistic competence – knowledge about language
  • Colours
  • School subjects
  • Opinions
  • Personality
  • Present tense verbs
  • Family and friends
  • Free time activities
  • Animals and pets
  • Food and drink
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Home life / daily routine
  • Hobbies
  • House description
  • Prepositions
  • Negatives
  • Clothes
  • Weather
  • Holidays
  • Grammar – past tense focus
  • Sport and leisure
  • Daily routine
  • Where you live
  • Revision of grammatical structures Y7 and Y8
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Identity and Culture

  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Marriage/partnership
  • Social media
  • Mobile technology
  • Music
  • Cinema and TV
  • Food and eating out
  • Sport
  • Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/communities
Local, national, international and global areas of interest

  • Charity/voluntary work
  • Healthy/unhealthy living
  • The environment
  • Poverty/homelessness
  • Travel and Tourism
Current and future study and employment

  • My Studies
  • Life at School/College
  • Education-post 16
  • Jobs, career choices and ambitions
  • Revision
Curriculum Overview: Spanish
Year 7 Year 8
  • Spanish alphabet
  • Greeting/introduction – Myself
  • Numbers 1-30
  • Date / Birthday
  • My family, relations
  • My home, home life, hobbies
  • Linguistic competence – knowledge about language
  • Colours
  • School subjects
  • Opinions
  • Personality
  • Present tense verbs
  • Family and friends
  • Free time activities
  • Animals and pets
  • Food and drink
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Home life / daily routine
  • Hobbies
  • House description
  • Prepositions
  • Negatives
  • Clothes
  • Weather
  • Holidays
  • Grammar – past tense focus
  • Sport and leisure
  • Daily routine
  • Where you live
  • Revision of grammatical structures Y7 and Y8
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Identity and Culture

  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Marriage/partnership
  • Social media
  • Mobile technology
  • Music
  • Cinema and TV
  • Food and eating out
  • Sport
  • Customs and festivals in Spanish-speaking countries/communities
Local, national, international and global areas of interest

  • Charity/voluntary work
  • Healthy/unhealthy living
  • The environment
  • Poverty/homelessness
  • Travel and Tourism
Current and future study and employment

  • My studies
  • Life at School/College
  • Education-post 16
  • Jobs, career choices and ambitions
  • Revision
Curriculum Overview: Urdu
Year 7 Year 8
  • Urdu alphabet
  • Greeting/introduction – Myself
  • Numbers 1-30
  • Date / Birthday
  • My family, relations
  • My home, home life, hobbies
  • Linguistic competence – knowledge about language
  • Colours
  • School subjects
  • Opinions
  • Personality
  • Present tense verbs
  • Family and friends
  • Free time activities
  • Animals and pets
  • Food and drink
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Home life / daily routine
  • Hobbies
  • House description
  • Prepositions
  • Negatives
  • Clothes
  • Weather
  • Holidays
  • Grammar – past tense focus
  • Sport and leisure
  • Daily routine
  • Where you live
  • Revision of grammatical structures Y7 and Y8
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Identity and Culture

  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Marriage/partnership
  • Social media
  • Mobile technology
  • Music
  • Cinema and TV
  • Food and eating out
  • Sport
  • Customs and festivals in Urdu-speaking countries/communities
Local, national, international and global areas of interest

  • Charity/voluntary work
  • Healthy/unhealthy living
  • The environment
  • Poverty/homelessness
  • Travel and Tourism
Current and future study and employment

  • My studies
  • Life at School/College
  • Education-post 16
  • Jobs, career choices and ambitions
  • Revision
Curriculum Overview: Bengali
Year 7 Year 8
  • Bengali alphabet
  • Greeting/introduction – Myself
  • Numbers 1-30
  • Date / Birthday
  • My family, relations
  • My home, home life, hobbies
  • Linguistic competence – knowledge about language
  • Colours
  • School subjects
  • Opinions
  • Personality
  • Present tense verbs
  • Family and friends
  • Free time activities
  • Animals and pets
  • Food and drink
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Home life / daily routine
  • Hobbies
  • House description
  • Prepositions
  • Negatives
  • Clothes
  • Weather
  • Holidays
  • Grammar – past tense focus
  • Sport and leisure
  • Daily routine
  • Where you live
  • Revision of grammatical structures Y7 and Y8
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Identity and Culture

  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Marriage/partnership
  • Social media
  • Mobile technology
  • Music
  • Cinema and TV
  • Food and eating out
  • Sport
  • Customs and festivals in Bengali-speaking countries/communities
Local, national, international and global areas of interest

  • Charity/voluntary work
  • Healthy/unhealthy living
  • The environment
  • Poverty/homelessness
  • Travel and Tourism
Current and future study and employment

  • My studies
  • Life at School/College
  • Education-post 16
  • Jobs, career choices and ambitions
  • Revision
Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specifications:

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.