Modern Foreign Languages

In a multicultural society, the need to communicate, share ideas and develop an understanding of others is vital. Furthermore, as a business and enterprise college, we know that students need to be equipped to work within the 21st century's global network.
With this in mind, the Modern Foreign Languages department aims to encourage students to explore different cultures through languages.

We currently offer the opportunity of studying three languages: French and Spanish in KS3 and KS4, as well as Urdu from Year 9.

We employ a range of methods to help students grow accustomed to new languages. PowerPoint presentations, interactive whiteboard material, language videos, songs and films in the target language are used to introduce topics and vocabulary. We also have an excellent computer network on which students are able to use the department's different ICT-based language resources. The department uses the website where students can learn the language whilst having fun. We also use ActiveLearn, Memrise, GCSEPod and Seneca websites for homework.


We follow the "Dynamo” course in French and the “Viva” course in Spanish.
Students study various topics such as Family/ Where I live/Free time and hobbies/Food and Drinks etc…


Students are encouraged to choose a Language at GCSE.
AQA French, Spanish and Urdu GCSEs are currently part of our offer.
We follow the "Studio GCSE” course in French and the “Viva GCSE” course in Spanish.

Enrichment Activities

We are looking forward to organising different activities to allow students to learn languages in context, outside of the classroom.

Language Journeys




Examining Body

GCSE French


GCSE Spanish






Miss A. Bokenda

Curriculum Leader -

Mrs S. Simoes 

French and Spanish Teacher

Miss G. Chen-Prosser 

French and Spanish Teacher

Mrs N. Ali 

Urdu Teacher

Miss S. Bhatti

Urdu Teacher