Modern Foreign Languages

Curriculum Content

Year 7

French – Introducing yourself, grammar, making arrangements, house and home, likes and dislikes, poetry, buying drinks and snacks.


Spanish – Introducing yourself, grammar, making arrangements, house and home, likes and dislikes, food and drink in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries, buying drinks and snacks.

Year 8

French – sport, body parts and illnesses, preparing for a party, entertainment, tourist information and holiday plans.


Spanish – clothes, free time, festivals, health, holidays and your future.

Year 9

French – describing friends and family, applying for a job, where I live, the environment, festivals and Paris landmarks.


Spanish – pocket money, career choices, applying for a job, life in a developing Spanish-speaking country, Spanish festivals, technology and describing your best friend.

Year 10

Spanish – Holidays, school life, my people and interests and influences.

Year 11

Spanish – Towns and cities, customs, at work, making a better world.

Curriculum Approach

Years 7 and 8 are used to develop a basic level of communication focusing on the key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target language. A broad range of vocabulary and an introduction to grammar are covered with the themes studied. In Year 9 the curriculum allows the four main skill areas to be built on in preparation for option choices in KS4.

Phase of Education Specific Requirements

Courses available to pupils at key stage 4, including GCSEs

  • Edexcel GCSE Spanish

Find Out More

  • Viva 1-3 and Viva GSCE in both KS3 and KS4. Edexcel GCSE Spanish (2016) Specification.
  • Studio Accès, 1-3 and Studio GCSE at KS3.

To find out more about the independent tasks for KS3, please refer to the Realsmart portfolios. Here you will also find more details about end of unit assessments and the criteria that we use to assess student progress. Alternatively, please contact the head of department or your child’s class teacher.

Links to Useful Resources:

Languages Online
My French Resources
BBC Languages

Future Careers

A qualification in MFL could lead to a career as an air traffic controller, intelligence specialist, art dealer, international account representative, banking correspondent, international banking officer, bilingual educator, international consultant, civil service employee, international trade economist, interpreter, copywriter, investment analyst, cultural attaché, linguist, cultural officer, customs-immigration officer, missionary, doctor, police officer, overseas plant manager, financial planner, foreign correspondent, pharmaceutical representative, foreign diplomat, sports agent, foreign exchange trader, teacher, foreign service officer, tour organiser, translator, travel agent, travel writer, intelligence researcher, software engineer.

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