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Why should I choose to study Modern Foreign Languages?

Not only does a Modern Foreign Language encourage the disciplined study of the target language, but it also promotes the development of oral, written, research, and editing skills.

One of the main attractions of a Modern Foreign Language is the opportunity to study or work abroad. Learning a modern foreign language also gives an insight into different cultures and provides an opportunity to work in international affairs or a global company.

How will I be examined?

  • Theme 1 - Identity and culture:
    • Who am I?
    • Daily life
    • Cultural life.
  • Theme 2 - Local, national, holiday and travel:
    • Holidays
    • Travel and tourist transactions
    • Town, region and country.
  • Theme 3 - School:
    • What school is like
    • School activities.
  • Theme 4 - Future aspirations, study and work:
    • Using languages beyond the classroom
    • Ambitions 
    • Work.
  • Theme 5 - International and global dimension:
    • Bringing the world together
    • Environmental issues.

Recommended text books, additional reading and online resources

  • Viva! Edexcel GCSE Spanish Foundation student book , Authors: Rachel Hawkes, Christopher Lillington, Publisher: Pearson 
  • Viva! Edexcel GCSE Spanish Higher student book , Authors: Rachel Hawkes, Christopher Lillington, Publisher: Pearson 
  • Edexcel GCSE French Higher, Authors: Clive Bell, Gill Beckett, Anneli Mclachlan
  • Edexcel GCSE French Foundation, Authors: Clive Bell, Gill Beckett, Anneli Mclachlan

Recommended online resources

Memrise

Duolingo

Pearson ActiveLearn

Department contact:

Asia Robinson, Head of MFL