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Modern Foreign Languages​​​​​​​

French, Spanish, and Urdu are currently offered at GCSE in Yrs 10 and 11

Areas of study

Theme 1: Identity and Culture

* Relationships with Family and Friends

* Marriage and Partnership

* Social Media and Mobile Technology

* Music, Cinema and TV

* Food and Eating Out

* Sport and Free Time Activities.

* Customs and Festivals in Spanish Speaking Countries.

Theme 2: Local, National, International and Global Areas of Interest

* My Home

* My Town and Local Area

* Charity and Volunteer Work

* Healthy/Unhealthy Lifestyles.

* Environmental Problems and Solutions

* Poverty, Homelessness and other Social Issues

Theme 3: Current and Future Study and Employment

* My studies

* Life at School/college

* Education Post-16

* Jobs, Career choices and Ambitions


There are 4 assessments in total, each contributing 25% of the final grade.

Students are tested in 4 skills: Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking at the end of year 11.

The speaking exam is made up of a photo-card, a short role play activity and a general conversation and is conducted by the class teacher.

The reading and writing exams also contain elements of translation, both into and out of the target language.

Lessons include a variety of activities including independent, pair and group work. Collaborative learning styles are also used regularly to develop students’ linguistic skills and there is a keen focus on exam skills to ensure students are fully ready to access all of the exams.

Students also have completely FREE and full access to a revision program called VocabExpress to help them learn, revise, develop and improve their language knowledge.