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Modern Foreign Languages

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Modern Foreign Languages

The skills of communication, problem-solving and developing an understanding of others are at the very core of Modern Foreign Languages here at Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy. Our department aims to engage and motivate students with a love of learning language and discovering different cultures. We currently offer French at KS3 and KS4, with a Spanish club running for KS3.

We use a range of methods and techniques to deliver our lessons including ICT, Youtube, interactive whiteboard games, songs and computer lessons. During their lessons, students learn to understand, read, write and speak French, as well as develop clear grammatical understanding. This supports not only their French work but other subject areas too.

Students are assessed across the four key skills in both KS3 and KS4: reading, writing, listening, speaking.

Why study French?

  • French is one of the major global languages spoken in over forty countries
  • French is the official working language of the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO and The International Olympic Committee among others
  • 75% of employers want language skills
  • It’s fun to learn – where else can you learn from games, songs and films!

Our Curriculum:


We use the Studio series of books to support the curriculum through languages.

Year 7: Studio 1


  • Talking about yourself
  • School
  • Hobbies
  • Local area
  • Holidays

Year 8: Studio 2


  • Television and film
  • Paris
  • Identity
  • House and Home


Year 9: Studio 3


  • Technology
  • Healthy living
  • Jobs and careers
  • Holidays
  • Right and responsibilities


Studying a language is optional at GCSE. We offer the AQA French GCSE course.

The AQA GCSE course covers the following Themes within the course:

Theme 1: Identity and Culture

Topics: Me, my family and friends, Technology in everyday life, Free-time activities, Customs and festivals

Theme 2: Local, National, International and Global Areas of Interest

Topics: Home, town, neighbourhood and region, Social issues, Global issues, Travel and tourism

Theme 3: Current and Future Study and Employment

Topics: My studies, Life at school/college, Education post-16, Jobs, career choices and ambitions


There are four assessments at GCSE, taken at the end of the two year course. These examinations are equally weighted as follows

Paper 1: Listening – 25%

Paper 2: Speaking – 25%

Paper 3: Reading – 25%

Paper 4: Writing – 25%