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Greenshaw High School

Modern Foreign Languages

The MFL Department aims at developing students’ fluency and achieving language grammar mastery. It constantly introduces new cultural opportunities to support students’ learning. Past educational visits included trips to Paris, Christmas markets in Lille and Gaudi’s iconic architecture in Barcelona.

A great emphasis in key stage 3 languages is in teaching grammar to build a solid foundation for students to be able to take languages to higher levels. Exposing students to the fascinating culture of Spanish and French speaking countries is also a key element of the curriculum. In addition, students are encouraged to speak the target language they are learning right from the first few lessons, supported by all the necessary vocabulary and high frequency expressions. 

In the past few years, a number of language educational trips have taken place to both France and Spain, and students benefited from visiting the SOAS university and engaging in different language workshops. Many have also had the opportunity to participate in exchanges with French and Spanish students who visited the school and spent the day with their pen pals.

Key Stage 3 

What are the Big Ideas in modern foreign languages?

How are these developed through Years 7 to 9?

What topics are used to explore these ideas?


GCSE French and Spanish 

GCSE French and Spanish

GCSE French Teaching Schedule

GCSE Spanish Teaching Schedule

A Level French and Spanish 

A Level French and Spanish

A Level French Teaching Schedule

A Level Spanish Teaching Schedule

Downloads to help with classwork, extended work or coursework, can be found on Frog.

Head of Department is Mrs M Sayarh. KS3 Coordinator is Miss L Planas. Other members of the team are: Miss Z Coates, Miss J Hughes, Ms M Martinez and Miss K Costello.