86% of pupils achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE French this year.

32% of pupils achieved a grade 7 or more!

(GCSE French results 2019)

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”  Frank Smith

Learning a language provides you with a life skill. Knowledge of a foreign language is a concrete and demonstrable life skill, and it is highly valued by colleges, universities and employers. From Year 7 onwards, our aim within the MFL department is to develop a passion for learning languages. We cover a range of topics which are exciting, relevant and interesting.  Gaining a French or Spanish GCSE (along with Maths, English, Science and History or Geography) will award you the English Baccalaureate.


Head of MFL – Mrs S Chesterman

MFL Teacher (Deputy  Headteacher) – Mrs J Daw

MFL Teacher (SENCO) – Miss E Yanez

MFL Teacher – Miss M Waugh


Pupils are assessed at the end of each topic and also weekly in the form of vocabulary tests – an essential part of language learning. . It is useful for students to have access to a good bi-lingual dictionary.

The course

All students study the Edexcel Specification GCSE course.  This is a linear course meaning that all examination papers are sat at the end of Year 11.

Websites/ Useful Links

Linguascope – www.linguascope.com

(ask your teacher for the login details)

Memrise – www.memrise.com

BBC Bitesize

Languages Online – www.languagesonline.org.uk