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Y9 Options- Modern Foreign Languages


Head of Department:

Miss C Donnellan

Examining Board:


What Will I Study?

Students will understand and learn about the following topics, in three themes from the student’s and other people’s points of view, including people in countries/communities where French/German/Spanish is spoken.

Theme 1: Identity and culture –

Theme 2: Local, National, International and Global areas of interest

Me, my family and friends

• Relationships with family and friends

• Marriage/partnership

Home, town, neighbourhood and region

Social issues

• Charity/voluntary work

• Healthy/unhealthy living

Technology in everyday life

• Social media

• Mobile technology

 Global issues

• The environment

• Poverty/homelessness

Free time activities

• Music

• Cinema and TV

• Food and eating out

• Sport

Travel and tourism


Customs and festivals in German-speaking countries/communities




Theme 3: Current and future study and employment



My studies

Life at school/college

Education post-16



What Skills Will I Develop?

Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

 How Will I Be Assessed?

Students will be examined on listening, speaking, reading and writing, each of which make up 25% of the total mark. There are two levels, Higher or Foundation - the same tier for each skill / paper.


At KS4 students have the opportunity to study a second Modern Foreign Language: Spanish. Students may opt for only Spanish or Spanish and the language they have already studied for 2 years. However, as this will require students to complete the course in just three years, the Spanish option choice must be made in consultation with the MFL Department to ensure the student is capable.


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