Modern Foreign Language

Curriculum Intent

The Modern Foreign Languages department aims to develop independent and creative language learners. We promote the study of French and Spanish by making lessons interesting, enjoyable, relevant, accessible and challenging to all pupils. We aim to foster positive attitudes and enthusiasm for languages.

We aim to provide an environment where students make progress and achieve and are proud of their success in languages. We promote language confidence and aim to give students skills for real life purposes.

Our Vision/Notre Vision/Nuestra Vision:

“You live a new life for every language you speak. If you only know one language you only live once”. We want our pupils to see the value and purpose of using languages in their lives, to promote a lifelong love for them and to equip our students with the cultural capital they need to develop into global citizens of the 21st century.

Exam Board: AQA

MFL Curriculum


Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Likes and dislikes
School essentials
Describing yourself and others
Adjective agreements
Regular ER verbs
School subjects
Giving opinions and reasons.
Christmas in France
Connected sentences
Asking questions
Describing timetable and school day
Talking about food
Using ‘on’ for we
Partitive article
Hobbies, what you do and play in your free time. Teenagers hobbies in France
Likes + infinitive
Where you live/area
Giving directions
Inviting people outModal verbs + infinitive. Tu/vous
Buying drinks/food
Holidays in the French speaking world
Je voudrais + infinitive
Near future tense
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Talking about television programmes, cinema, films, reading, the internet, the weather.
Past tense
Describing activities and places in Paris, and likes and dislikes.
Perfect and imperfect tenses.
Christmas in France
Talking about personality, music, your passion.
Connectives, disagreeing, giving reasons, adjectival agreements, pronouns.
Talking about your passions, clothes, personality, friends and relationships.
Past, present and near future tenses, giving reasons, pronouns.
Easter in France
Where I live, describing my house, food, carnival.
More on adjectival agreement, near future tense, prepositions, modal verbs, partitive article.
Dictionary skills, Francophone countries.
Recap of all grammar points.
French Revolution.
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Social media, giving opinions about someone, telling the time, arranging to go out.
Likes and dislikes, adjectives, frequency phrases, indirect object pronouns.
Describing a date, music event.

Festivals in French speaking countries
Present, past and near future tenses.

Body parts and pains, talking about sport and health, healthy eating.

Using ‘il faut’, using the simple future tense

Making fitness plans and resolutions.
Learning languages.Investigating careers using languages
Past (2), present and future (2), using together.
Describing jobs, describing your future, saying what you used to do.

Mock interview
Future and imperfect tenses, using modal verbs

Discussing holidays, including narrating event + imagining an ideal holiday.
Tourist attractions in Fr. Speaking countries
Asking questions, conditional tense, combining tenses.

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Family and describing people. Talking about relationships, discussing role models.
Introduce 90 word task
Link to AS family topic
Regular + irregular verbs in present tense
Reflexive verbs
Making arrangements to go out, describing a night out, talking about when we were younger.
Embed 90 words
Famous artists in French speaking countries
Imperfect + revision of the perfect tense/near future
Talking about sport, leisure, reading, technology, TV and films. Healthy living and bad habits (M6)
Photocard technique
French cinema and festivals
Using depuis, comparatives and superlatives, direct object pronouns
Revising clothes and shopping. Talking about food, daily life, describing family occasions
Role play technique
Festivals + traditions
Asking questions, using tu and vous, using modal verbs, revising main tenses.
Talking about where you live, describing a neighbourhood/town. Discussing options /plans/ weather
General conversation focus (theme 1)
90 words revisionUsing ‘y’/’en’
Revising negatives + asking questions + future tense
Talking about an ideal holiday. Booking hotels, ordering in a restaurant, buying souvenirs
Role play + photocard to embed, general conversation practice
Famous Fr. Sp. holiday destinations
Conditional tense
Reflexive verbs past
‘avant de’ + infinitive
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Talking about holidays in general + a past holiday and disasters
Introduce 150 word task + anecdote skills
Review speaking skills
3 tenses revision
Pluperfect tense
En+present participle
Talking about school (subjects, rules, day) School exchanges
Career choices/jobs
Embed 150 word task
Revise 90 word task
Comparing French/UK education systems
Using il/elle for it
Ambitious opinions
Using il faut/interdit..
Revising comparative
Talking about plans, hopes, wishes. Discussing world issues (environment, ethical shopping) and volunteering
Link to AS volunteering topic
Final speaking skill practice and review
Subjunctive + passive
Modal verbs conditional
Ind. Object pronouns
Revision- Exam skills
Catch up on any previous module content. Re-visit modules 1-5 content/vocabulary (from y10)
Exam skills (listening, reading, speaking)
Speaking practice- photocard, role play, general conversation
3 tenses revision (1st and 3rd person)
Revision – Exam skills
Revision workbooks- exam style questions.
Quick re-cap of modules 6-8 content/vocab.
Exam skills (listening, reading & writing)
Writing practice- 90/150 word tasks
Ambitious vocab and tenses revision
Anecdotes, narrating events successfully.


Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Module 1: My life
(describing yourself, pets, colours, numbers)Grammar: Adjective agreements and phonics
Module 2: Free time (hobbies, sport and weather)

Present tense AR verbs and the verbs ‘To do’ and ‘ To play’

Cultural : Christmas and epiphany.


Module 2/3
Module 3: school (subjects, opinions, facilities, break time activeGrammar: Present tense ER/IR verbs.Adverbs of frequency (sometimes, from time to time etc)
Module 3 and Start Module 4



Mainly Module 4

Module 4: family and friends and where you live.

Grammar: Possessive adjectives
Irregular verbs ‘to have’ and ‘to be’ (ser and estar)

Module 5: My city
Places in town, telling the time, ordering in a café, plans for the weekendGrammar: indefinite articles (a, some, many)
Irregular verbs ir= to go, querer= to wantNear future tense (…going to…)BIG TEST 3
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Module 1: Holidays (location, transport, activities, last day of holiday, opinion of holiday)

Grammar: Past tense all (AR/ER/IR)

Irregular verb Ir=to go

Module 2 Unit 1/2
Activities on phone, musicGrammar: Present tense (AR/ER/IR)
ComparativesBIG TEST 1
Module 2 Unit 3-5
TV, activities from yesterday.Grammar: Hacer = to do in the past tense
Combine past and present tense together
Module 3: Food
Opinions on food, mealtimes, ordering in a restaurant, what to buy for a party, and account of a party.Grammar: Opinions + agreements, negatives, Youinformal and formal, near future tense.Using past, present and future tenses togetherBIG TEST 2
Module 4: What shall we do (arrangements to go out, excuses, getting ready including clothes, and sporting events.

Grammar: Conditional (me gustaría)

Querer and poder (stem-changing verbs)

Reflexive verbs
Adjective agreements with clothing
Demonstratives (this/ these)

Module 5 Summer plans, holiday activities, directions, summer camps.


Grammar: comparative, superlative, imperative



Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Module 1: Things that I like, weekly plans, films, past birthdays, life as a celebrity.

Grammar: definite articles (el, la)
Present tense of 2 irregulars
(ir, hacer, ser)

Revision of 3 tenses taught in year 8


Module 2: Work
What you do at work, jobs I’d like to do,OPTIONS/CAREERSGrammar: Tener + que (to have to)Adjectival agreement
Module 2: Work continue…
future plans , describing your job.Grammar:
Present, past and near future tenses (recap)

Module 3: Healthy living.
Talking about diet (frequency words), active lifestyles, daily routine.

Grammar: Direct object pronouns. Jugar and preferir present tense (stem changing verbs). Reflexive verbs.

Module 3 continued..
Healthy living
Talking about getting fit. Ailments/ pains/problems.Module 5: Madrid
Meeting/greeting people. Talking about a treasure hunt.Grammar:
Se debe/ no se debe
Doler- to hurt (stem changing verb)
Expressions with tener.

Revisit parts of Module 5: Unit 3 Buying souvenirs
Saying what you will do.

Authentic texts about Madrid.

Simple future tense. Comparative
Tense revision (past, present, future).

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Module 1: Holidays
(location, accommodation, Barcelona, making a reservation, problem on a holidayGrammar:
-Revising present tense regular and irregular verbs
-The preterite tense-
-imperfect tense
-Two past tenses together
-Using verbs with 3rd person plural (usted)
-Using 3 tenses together to give an account of a holiday
Module 2: School
(subjects, teachers, facilities, school rules, school exchange in Zaragoza, extra-curricular activities.Grammar:
-Opinions and reasons with adjective agreements
– adjectival agreements with uniform
-using comparatives and superlatives
-Distinguishing between the present and the imperfect tense
-Phrase followed by the infinitive (se debe/está prohibido etc)
– near future tense
-Direct object pronouns
Module 3: My people
(favourite apps, making arrangements, reading, portraits/description of people in more detail, relationshipsGrammar:
-adjectival agreements
-para+ infinitives
– present continuous
– ser and estar (the verbs to be)
– using a range of relationship verbs.
-Referring to the present and the past
Module 4: Interests and influences
(free time activities, TV, what you usually do, sports, what’s trending, live entertainment, role models)Grammar
-stem changing verbs
-adjective of nationality
-soler+ infinitive (usually)
-the imperfect tense
– the perfect tense (he comido=I have eaten)
-useful adjectives (alguno, otro, demasiado, cierto, mucho, todo-
-using a range of past tenses
Module 5: Cities
(places in town, directions, shops, souvenirs, your area, plans for the tomorrow, shopping, pros and con of living in a city, visit to Arequipa)Grammar
-Asking for directions
-se puede(n) (one can)
-using the simple future tense
-demonstrative adjectives
-using synonyms and antonyms
-using different tense together
-recognising and using idioms
Continuing with module 5

Practise for MOCK speaking exams
With photo cards, role play and general conversation practice.

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Module 6: Festivals
(mealtimes, daily routine, illness, typical food across the world, festivals, a special occasion, ordering in a restaurant, a music festival)Grammar
-Reflexive verbs
-Using the passive and avoiding the passive with ‘se’
-reflexive verbs in the past tense
-absolute superlatives
-irregular patters in the preterite tense
-expressions followed by an infinitive*MOCK ORAL EXAMS*
Module 7: Work
(talking about jobs, earning money, work experience, the importance of learning languages, applying for summer jobs, future plans, gap years).Grammar
-soler + infinitive
-using the preterite & imperfect together
-Lo & adjective
-the present continuous
-the perfect tense
-indirect object pronouns (H)
-future plans/verbs followed by infinitives- quiero/espero/ pienso etc
– the conditional (H)
-Cuando & present subjunctive (H)*MOCK EXAMS L,R,W*
Module 8: Towards a better world
(Talking about different types of houses, the environment, healthy eating, diet-related problems, global issues, local actions, healthy lifestyles, international sporting events)Grammar:
-se debería (H)
– the superlative
-the present subjunctive (H)
-the pluperfect tense (H)
-the imperfect continuous (H)*Oral GCSE Exam*
Revision- Exam skills

Catch up on any previous module content.

Exam skills (listening, reading, writing)

Revision workbooks- exam style questions.

Re-visit modules 1-5 content/vocabulary (from y10)

Writing practice- 90/150 word tasks

Revision – Exam skills

Focus on listening, reading & writing.

Revision workbooks- exam style questions.

Quick re-cap of modules 6-8 content/vocab.

Writing practice- 90/150 word tasks

Grammar point
Cultural activity
GCSE skills

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