Modern Languages

The Modern Languages faculty is a lively team that has a real passion for sharing our love of languages with all our  students from Years 7 – 11! All students learn French in Years 7‐9.  They study Spanish in Years 8 and 9.  Students will  then continue with their choice of one of these languages to GCSE level during Key Stage 4. No matter what career  path our students plan to follow, speaking a second language will give them a real advantage, not to mention a  valuable insight into other cultures. 

Overview of the faculty 

Mrs C Bailey – Head of Faculty

Miss J Bota – Assistant Head of Faculty

Miss H Pickavance – Assistant Head Teacher, Teacher of Modern Languages

Miss L Hegarty – Teacher of Modern Languages

Mr J Vera – Teacher of Modern Languages


We aim to promote a global mindset and life-long appreciation for cultural diversity. Our students will grow in both curiosity and linguistic competence, ready to adapt to a multi-cultural and mutually-respectful world.

What is covered/Curriculum content: 



Y7Personal informationLocal areaSchoolFood and drinkDaily life
Y8Holidays & tourismSports & injuriesThe world around usThe Francophone worldMedia & technology
Y9Life as a teenagerHealthy lifestylesDaily lifeHolidays and tourismFuture plans


Y7Personal informationSchoolLocal areaDaily lifeFood and drink
Y8Personal informationSchoolLocal areaDaily lifeFood and drink
Y9HolidaysMedia & technologyFashion & cultureHealthy lifestylesFuture plans & the world around us

KS4 French

Edexcel FR01

Y10 Identity & cultureLocal area, holiday & Travel 
Y11 SchoolFuture aspirations, study & workInternational & global dimension

KS4 Spanish

Edexcel SP01

Y10 Identity & cultureSchoolLocal area, holiday & Travel
Y11 Identity & cultureFuture aspirations, study & workInternational & global dimension