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Modern Foreign Languages

Department: MFL

Head of department: Mrs Garcia de Veas

If you wish to learn more about the curriculum, please contact the head of Department by email: ­­­­

Curriculum Content for French

Years 7-9

Year 7 Topics

Year 8 Topics

Year 9 Topics

  • Personal information
  • School
  • Daily routine
  • Free time
  • Home and town
  • Holidays
  • Numbers & alphabet
  • Phonics
  • Narrating and describing events in the past
  • Health
  • Arranging to go out
  • Shopping for food
  • Arranging a visit abroad
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Referring to past, present and future events
  • Describing and giving opinions on towns and places
  • Family and professions
  • Home and relationships
  • Healthy living
  • Clothes (fashion, uniform)

Curriculum Content for Spanish

Historically students have learned French in year 7 and sets one and two have studied Spanish alongside French in years 8 and 9. This is still the case for current year 8 and 9 students. We have introduced Spanish a year earlier this September so that year 7 students experience both French and Spanish from the start, in preparation for the more demanding new GCSE exam.

Current year 7 and Year 8 beginners. Topics

Year 9 topics

  • Personal information
  • Family
  • School
  • Home
  • Daily routine
  • Town
  • Directions
  • Free time activities
  • Future plans


  • Talking about yourself
  • Buying and ordering food
  • Clothes (fashion, uniform)
  • Arranging to go out
  • Holidays
  • Narrating and describing events in the past.
  • Health issues and healthy living


GCSE Y10-11

Exam Board: French  and Spanish – AQA

Exam board specification weblinks:

Year 10-11



GCSE specification. Topics:

Theme 1: Identity and culture

  • Topic 1: me, my family and friends
  • Topic 2: technology in everyday life
  • Topic 3: free-time activities

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

  • Topic 1: home town, neighbourhood and region
  • Topic 2: social issues
  • Topic 3: global issues
  • Topic 4: travel and tourism

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

  • Topic 1: my studies
  • Topic 2: life at school/college
  • Topic 3: education post-16
  • Topic 4: jobs, career choices and ambitions

A level Y12-13

Exam Board: AQA

Exam Board specification weblinks:




Year 12 Topics. New A level specification.

Year 13 Topics. New A level specification.

  • Aspects of French-speaking society: the changing nature of family, the “cyber-society”, the place of voluntary work
  • Artistic culture in the French-speaking world: a culture proud of its heritage, contemporary francophone music, cinema: the 7th art form.
  • In-depth study of a film or literary text


  • Aspects of French speaking society: positive features of a diverse society, life for the marginalised, how criminals are treated
  • Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world: Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment; Demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power?; Politics and immigration
  • In-depth study of a second literary text
  • Individual research project.


Year 12 Topics. New A level specification.

Year 13 Topics. New A level specification.

  • Aspects of Hispanic society: modern and traditional values, cyberspace, equal rights.
  • Artistic culture in the Hispanic world: modern day idols, Spanish regional identity and cultural heritage.
  • In-depth study of a film or literary text.


  • Multiculturalism in Hispanic society: immigration, racism, integration
  • Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world: Today's youth, tomorrow's citizens; Monarchies and dictatorships; Popular movements.
  • In-depth study of a literary text
  • Individual research project