Modern Foreign Languages

What is the curriculum trying to achieve?

The Languages curriculum follows the National Curriculum and aims to prepare our students to become global citizens in the world of tomorrow. We encourage learners to explore and appreciate the cultural differences of target language countries and aim to foster greater tolerance and equal respect for other cultures.  We endeavour to nurture linguistic curiosity in our students alongside the ambition to take their learning forward and enhance their knowledge of language. We encourage learners at all levels to take responsibility for their learning by embracing the courage to ‘have a go’, the resilience to persevere when they find new concepts difficult and the integrity to respect the contributions of all students. We acknowledge that while we strive for perfection, the communication and exchange of ideas in the target language is our key objective and this can be seen in all aspects of what we do. 

How do we organise learning?     

Each of our subjects organises learning to achieve our federation vision of ‘Educating today’s students for the world of tomorrow: a seamless education from 4 to 19’.  Please click here to see a visual map of students’ planned ‘learning journey’ in Modern foreign languages across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.

To see more detail on what we teach at each Key Stage, please click the relevant links below.

Year 7 French curriculum summary

Year 8 French curriculum summary

Year 9 French curriculum summary

Year 8 German curriculum summary

Year 9 German curriculum summary

Year 8 Spanish curriculum summary

 Year 9 Spanish curriculum summary

Anything else?

If you have any questions about our curriculum or require more information, please contact the Head of Faculty by emailing


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