Departmental approach to the curriculum

The Modern Foreign Languages department is excited to announce that for the Year 7 intake in September 2023, we will be able to offer Spanish as a language choice.

The current curriculum operates on six hours of language teaching per fortnight: three hours of German and three hours of French. For September 2023, all students will continue to study German for three hours per fortnight, however, they will now have a choice between French or Spanish for the remaining three hours.

We will contact new Year 7 parents in the Spring term regarding their preferred language choice of either French or Spanish.

The MFL curriculum aims to develop students’ understanding of themselves socially and in the context of an international environment as well as provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation. 

All students are encouraged to form a sound base of the skills, language and attitudes required for further study and practical implementation as they move into Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 where the application of tenses and longer sentences as well as more complex grammar is crucial for success.

Long Term Curriculum Overview

'The Big Picture' Curriculum Map

'The Big Picture' Curriculum Map

This document will provide a visual overview of the department's curriculum for Year 7. This is in a student-friendly format to support them in their understanding of the department's curriculum. 

Big Picture Curriculum Map - Spanish


Department Assessment Matrix

This document provides an overview for assessment for Year 7.

Assessment Matrix - Spanish