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Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

The importance of speaking more than just one language is ever-increasing. In the MFL department we aim to prepare our students for the demands of the workplace in the future.

Students beginning in Year 7 choose between French or Spanish and the vast majority of our students study their chosen language up to GCSE level. We also make provisions for those students that wish to study an extra language by offering a wide range of extra-curricular clubs at lunchtime or after school. Alternatively, if an additional language is spoken at home, we provide the option of being able to achieve and extra GCSE for students that speak a second language.

The MFL department consistently achieves excellent results at GCSE compared to other schools nationally and lessons are challenging, fun and engaging. We ensure that our students are good communicators and tolerant of other cultures and backgrounds.

The department also provides a variety of cultural and educational trips to France and Spain. These trips have been hugely popular in recent years and they enable the students to consolidate what they have learnt in the classroom.

Where demand is high, the department offers A-level courses such as the current Spanish A-Level course that has been running for the last five years.

The MFL department has high expectations of their language students and we constantly reinforce the need for good behaviour and independent learning skills within the classroom.