Modern Foreign Languages

"A different language is a different vision of life" - Frederico Fellini

The MFL Department aims to promote the enjoyment of language learning with all pupils, through high quality teaching and by offering a range of opportunities for pupils to experience other countries and cultures.

Teaching Staff

Suzanne Prout

Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Years 3 - 5

Pupils are introduced to French through stories, rhymes, songs, games, crafts and role plays.  Emphasis is placed on enjoying the language learning process, while still providing the solid grounding which pupils require as they get older.

Years 6 - 8

Pupils continue to progress as confident language learners and are able to put their language skills to the test during a 4 day visit to Normandy at the end of Year 6.  In Year 7, having experienced taster sessions in German and Spanish, students begin to learn a second foreign language of their choice, alongside French.

Years 9 - 11

In Year 9 students are prepared thoroughly for the challenges of studying an MFL at GCSE.  Although language learning is optional beyond Year 9, our high uptake and impressive exam results are testament to the quality of teaching and learning taking place within the department.  To complement the curriculum, the school runs exchanges to France, Germany and Spain, giving students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of the language they are studying.