t HLC students study French and/or Spanish and have the opportunity to study other languages in after school clubs. In the world or Work, language skills are becoming more and more important for organisations and businesses which want to succeed and remain competitive. By studying languages, students will have an essential life skill! They will learn about different cultures and get the chance to take part in trips abroad. We encourage our children to develop their presentation skills using ICT and other new technologies. In an increasingly globalised world, languages open up travel opportunities, the chance to study, live and work abroad whether your child wants to be a sportsman, dancer, teacher, engineer, businessman, musician, actor or graphic designer…in fact any profession!


Mr Jean Noel Leste

Subject Leader

Mrs Walquiria Elias


Mr Sajid Younis


Miss Mireya Fernandez


Mrs Kelly Jones


Mrs Marie Awe

Teaching Assistant

Ms Loren Reeve

Assistant Headeacher
Director of Specialist Provision

French Curriculum.

Facilites on offer:
7 specialist teaching rooms (1 double room seating 60) all interactive whiteboards and 5 extra student pcs in each room
30 laptops

Year 7
Autumn 1Spring 1Summer 1
Personal introductionsTown and local area DirectionsLeisure activities Jouer/Faire
Family and pets Simple verbsCountries LeisureUsing the Simple Future and Regular verbs Past Events
Musical instruments
Autumn 2Spring 2Summer 2
School and subjectsHouse and home FurnitureBig Brother Project
Describing timetableChores Activities at home
Opinions Simple time phrasesTelling the time/Routine
Hours per week: 4
Year 8
Autumn 1Spring 1Summer 1
Europe & FrancophoneFood and Drink Project Eating habits Using opinions and justificationsHolidays(1) My pen-pal Prepare and make arrangements to meet up with a foreign pen-pal
Weather and Tenses (Present and Future) Creating longer sentencesLearning to use different tenses-Past and Future Discuss Healthy Eating Revision of time for Daily Routine Revision of Modal verbs Time expressions and tenses Correct etiquette for meeting/greeting guests Revision of descriptions
Autumn 2Spring 2Summer 2
Leisure and sport ConnectivesFashion and ShoppingHolidays (2)
Using Modal verbs with infinitivesUse descriptions and opinions Extended adjectives Role playsDiscuss holiday destinations/plans Present/Past/Future tenses Planning an itinerary for a holiday
Predicting future eventsUsing Present/Past/Future tenses
Hours per week: 4
Year 9
Autumn 1Spring 1Summer 1
Media-A new StarSchool and EducationHealthy Living
Daily Routine of a new pop star Revision of TimeRevision of subjects, time, and opinions Learn to describe school facilities/routine Learn about parts of the body and illnesses Revision of leisure activities and sports
Autumn 2Spring 2Summer 2
Media Project-TV and Film magazineLearn about future study, careers Part-time jobs Discuss future plans using the Future and Conditional tenses Myself-use descriptions and other details to prepare a presentation Extend opinions and justifications
Opinions and Justifications Write an article/Prepare an interviewLearn about different work routes Preparation for Options
Hours per week: 4
Year 10
Autumn 1Spring 1Summer 1
Town and local AreaHolidays (1)Free Time
Describe your town and facilities Advantages/disadvantagesDiscuss holiday plans, accommodation and experiences Revise countries Discuss leisure plans Hobbies Making arrangements to go out Revise extended opinions and justifications
Autumn 2Spring 2Summer 2
School and future plansMyself & othersWork Experience(1)
Careers and jobsDiscuss teenage problemsJobs and the world of work
Use a variety of tensesRelationships
Hours per week: 2.5
Year 11
Autumn 1Spring 1Summer 1
Work Experience (2)Shopping and celebrations
Describe tasks completed during WE Discuss future plans post-HLC Problems in the work place Revise Food/Drink/Town/Clothing vocab Describe celebrations-birthdays and anniversaries Learn about festivals Role plays-shopping
Autumn 2Spring 2Summer 2
Holidays (2)Exam Preparation-Spoken/Written coursework
Travel and accommodation
Problems abroad Revise Weather and leisure activities Future plans
Hours per week: 2.5

Urdu Curriculum.

Facilities on offer:
Department laptops for use by bookings.

Year 9
Urdu Alphabets + making wordsMy School – school subjects, my school timetable.My town – around the town.
Personal identification.Urdu Vowels – using in sentences.Things in my town – bus station, railway station..etc.
House and home – words and vocab about two.>Food – learning about different fruits.Professions – different professions people have – describe them in Urdu.
Family tree – names of relatives.Food – learning about vegetables.Health and fitness: Different foods we eat – to learn about different diseases.
Nouns, prepositions and verbs. Using grammar in Urdu speaking and writing.Myself – learning about body parts. Learning about numbers
Hours per week: 4
Year 10
Personal identification extended – talk about different relations.Professions – use different professions to maintain you opinions about different people.Shopping: make sentences and describe different methods of shopping.
Grammar: using different tenses – describe things in present, past & future.Travel and Holidays: learn about different countries and accommodations.Weather: talk about different weather – likes and dislikes.
Time: talking about times and events using different tenses and verbs.Your favourite holiday; start writing paragraphs.Media and culture: talk about different cultures and films.
My daily routine: What I do during the day.Your favourite film or celebrity.
Hours per week: 2.5
Year 11
Media and culture: talk about different films. Fashion/celebrities/religion Business work and employment: Work experience/part-time jobs Product or service information Speaking: Self introduction, family members, likes and dislikes.
Travel and tourism: write an account of your holidays (incorporate with course work)Interests and entertainments: Writing letters, collecting stamps etc.Speaking and writing: My school, my daily routine and my hobbies.
Sports and Leisure; Hobbies/interests Sporting events Lifestyle choices Course work topic: Holidays – writing up drafts.Travel and tourism: writing controlled assessment preparations and mocks.
My School; writing controlled assessment preparations. Speaking and recordings.
Hours per week: 2.5

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

Through the study of a foreign language pupils can begin to understand and appreciate the different countries, cultures, peoples and communities whose languages we study (French, Spanish, Polish and Urdu) and in so doing they will begin to see themselves as citizens of the world as well as of the U.K. They learn the differences and similarities between languages and how to manipulate and use them.
Listening, reading and memory skills improve and their speaking and writing skills become more accurate.

MFL provides opportunities to promote:

  • Spiritual Development

    Spiritual development by stimulating interest in language. We encourage students to explore beliefs, lifestyles and experiences; respect values; discover themselves in the surrounding world and their place in it. They learn about different festivals and celebrations and compare findings with British conventions and traditions, e.g. Christmas, Easter, Eid, Mela, Toussaint and Semana Santa.
  • Moral Development

    Moral development by helping pupils formulate and express opinions in the target language about issues of right & wrong.

    KS3 – Students are expected to follow school policies on behaviour in the classroom, around the school and the local community. They learn to understand choices and consequences, are encouraged to show empathy in discussions and debate on different viewpoints and ethical issues.
    KS4 – In addition to the above, students study the implications of leading a healthy lifestyle and discuss marriage, relationships and teenage issues.

  • Social Development

    Social development by encouraging communication with others particularly speakers of a foreign language and fostering a spirit of cooperation.
    (In all Key Stages, the MFL Department is continually working on communicative activities through pair-work and role-plays. This enables pupils to understand how groups and communities function, to develop good social and interactive skills, to show tolerance of others’ views and beliefs and heightens the importance of teamwork.)
  • Cultural Development

    Cultural development by providing pupils opportunities to gain insights into the way of life and cultural traditions/ values of peoples in other countries. Students are encouraged to understand, accept, respect and to celebrate diversity. The contact with FLAs, e/pen friends, on-line networks, together with regular visits abroad can only help to promote awareness, understanding and tolerance of other people’s lives and attitudes.

Specific examples of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural in MFL include:

• Specific Units of Work- Healthy Lifestyle, Family and Friends, School, Europe and the World, Work and Leisure, Holidays
• Classroom Behaviour-showing compassion, service, endurance amongst other values.
• Visits abroad to France, Spain and Pakistan

Enrichment Opportunities:

France trip KS3
MFL Language club
Potential trips to other Schools.
Linking up internationally with other schools to share resources and good practice.

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