At KS3, all students are able to study French as their main Modern Foreign Language. From Year 8, gifted linguists and other students who really enjoy the study of language, are able to study Spanish as an additional Modern Foreign Language. This gives them potentially two Language options for GCSE study.
In Year 7, students are encouraged to experiment with simple vocabulary in different situations and to begin to feel what it is like to be immersed in a different culture and language. By the end of the Key Stage most students will find themselves confident in basic communication and some will be developing a real flair and fluency.
The curriculum is supported by special theme days such as the Year 7 Francovision competition, held at the end of the Autumn Term. Additionally, there is a Key Stage 3 annual trip to Paris, which is always very popular with students.
Our Language Assistants also provide one to one support for students, who are then able to speak with a native linguist from their country of study.
For additional information relating to the Modern Foreign Language curriculum at Key Stage 3 please email