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Main school

 Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)


Gabriela Pavanetti: Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Harriet Rogers: Head of French and NQT mentor

Helen Agar: Head of German and ITT mentor

Larna Campbell: Teacher of French and Spanish

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 students study either French or Spanish in Year 7 for 4 hours over a 2 week period. In year 8 students are selected by MFL teaching staff and offered the opportunity to take up a second language which they can continue to GCSE. We follow the Pearson Scheme of Work in line with the AQA examination and we use the STEPS system, which mirrors the GCSE grading system, so that students can track their progress over a 5 year period. The programme of study for this academic year is:

Spanish - VIVA

Year 7 Spanish Viva 1

Topic 1 – Mi vida

Topic 2 – Mi tiempo libre

Topic 3 – Mi insti

Topic 4 – Mi familia y amigos

Spanish - VIVAFrench - STUDIO

Year 8 Spanish Viva 1 (MFL 2)

Year 8 French Studio 1 (MFL 1)

Topic 1 – Mi familia y mis amigos

Topic 1 – Ma zone

Topic 2 – Mi ciudad

Topic 2 – 3…2…1 Partez!

Topic 3 – Mis vacaciones (Viva 2)

Topic 3 – T’es branché(e)? (Studio 2)

Topic 4 – Todo sobre mi vida (Viva 2)

Topic 4 – Chez moi, chez toi (Studio 2)

Key Stage 4:

At Key Stage 4 all pupils are entered for AQA course in French Spanish and German. The course is 100% exam and includes the four skill areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking which are worth 25% each.

There are 3 themes of study:

1.   Identity and culture:


  1. family and friends
  2. free time
  3. festivals
  4. social networking and new technology

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

a.    Home, town, neighbourhood and region

b.    Environment and social issues (inc. healthy lifestyle)

c.    Holidays and travel

3.   Current and future study and employment:

a.    Education Post 16 and careers

b.    My studies

These units are externally assessed through an exam. Speaking tests are conducted internally and sent to AQA more marking.

The Programme of Study for this year is:


Year 9 (MFL 2)

 Identity and Culture

Year 9 (MFL 1)

Identity and Culture


Topic 1 – Qui suis-je?

Topic 1- ¡Desconéctate!

Topic 2 – Les temps de loisirs

Topic 2 – Mi vida en el insti

Topic 3 – Jours ordinaires, jours de fête

Topic 3 – Mi gente

Year 10 (MFL 1)

Local, national, international and global areas of interest


Year 10 (MFL 2)

Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Topic 1 – De la ville à la campagne

Topic 1 – Willkommen bei mir!

Topic 2 – Le grand large…

Topic 2 – Ich       Wien

Topic 3 – Au collège

Topic 3 – Im Urlaub und zu Hause


Year 11 (MFL 1)

Year 11 (MFL 1)

Year 11 (MFL 2)

Topic 1 – De la ville à la campagne

Topic 1 – Intereses e influencias

Topic 1 – Willkommen bei mir!

Topic 2 – Le grand large…

Topic 2 - Ciudades

Topic 2 – Ich       Wien

Topic 3 – Au collège

Topic 3 – De costumbre

Topic 3 – Im Urlaub und zu Hause

Topic 4 -  Bon travail!

Topic 4 - ¡A currar!

Topic 4 – Rund um die Arbeit

Topic 5 – Un œil sur le monde

Topic 5 – Hacia un mundo mejor

Topic 5 – Eine wunderbare Welt

Trips and Visits:

There is a strong belief in the department that every child should have the opportunity to take part in our choice of trips and visits. We feel that visits abroad offer students a valuable cultural experience as well as the opportunity to practice their language skills. We run a German to Koln, a French trip to Paris and Northern France, and we have a successful exchange link with IES Valle de Pielagos in Cantabria in Northern Spain. 

Latest news from MFL

Our experience in England >>

MFL Trips to Germany and France

We were excited to talk through our plans for the upcoming MFL trips to France and Germany, with our parents this week.

If you missed the presentation or need to double check anything please revisit the presentations here:

 Germany 2017 Presentation.pdf (1.8MB)

 Paris 2017 Presentation.pdf (2.6MB)

Alhambra Theatre Bradford

Adiós a Year 11 Spanish!

Spanish Rap Battle!

Our Visitors From Panama

World Book Day Activities

Spanish trip, a great success


Trip to France

The Spanish Exchange: a student account! 

Best ever Key Stage 5 Results!

43% of all A-level/BTEC results at A/A* or Distinction/Distinction*.

99% Pass rate.

28% of A level students achieved A levels at grades AAB or higher in at least 2 ‘facilitating subjects’.

Well done to all our students!