Modern Foreign Language

Modern Foreign Language Curriculum

All students have access to a well-balanced but ambitious, innovative and knowledge rich languages education which foster their curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.

Language teaching provides the foundation for learning further languages, the opportunity to flourish as linguists of the future equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

Pupils’ personal development is enhanced by acquiring knowledge and skills to promote literacy, communication, independent study and learn new ways of thinking.

Enrichment opportunities are given to pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing authentically.

Students will engage in an enjoyable and rewarding curriculum, which is relevant to them, and reflects personal needs and interests where they can excel by setting challenging goals.


Teaching and Learning

The MFL department at SHS prides itself on lively and engaging lessons that are highly interactive and purposeful. Our philosophy is that in order to be a successful linguist, you have to first enjoy everything that learning a language has to offer and hence we strive to deliver excellent lessons so we can help develop our future linguists. MFL teachers at SHS are extremely passionate about languages and we are totally dedicated to equipping all our pupils with the skills to speak and understand, as well as write independently.

Students are assessed in listening, speaking, reading and writing.


Year 7 2 hour per week

Year8 2 hour per week

GCSE Options

Year 9 3hour per week

Year 10 3 hour per week

Year 11 3 hour per week



Miss Whittaker- Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Miss Aneiros – Teacher of Spanish

Miss Chen – Teacher of Mandarin