Modern Foreign Languages

"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way."

So, what about our lessons? At Byrchall, our language lessons are challenging, engaging and make strong use of IT to increase the level of authenticity inside the classroom. However, learning a language doesn't just happen inside the classroom at Byrchall! Students' learning is enhanced at every opportunity. Whether it's in a café in France or a restaurant in Madrid, we believe that learning a language should be an authentic and inspiring experience!

At Byrchall, we are in the unique position of allowing the majority of our students to choose which language they study from year 7 onwards. We offer French and Spanish with the opportunity to gain accreditation in a range of other languages as part of our extra-curricular programme. Our enthusiastic and specialist staff will always go the extra mile to make learning a language as exciting as it should be.

Our key aims are:

  • To develop, maintain and stimulate students' curiosity, interest and enjoyment in ML.
  • To encourage students to embrace ML and explore and appreciate the cultural differences of other countries.
  • To develop students' familiarity with appropriate linguistic concepts, principles and vocabulary.
  • To develop students' understanding of ML in its widest context and to see how it relates to themselves outside school.
  • To promote independence in students' approach to Language Learning.
  • To enable all students to have equal access to ML and to experience success in their work.
  • To allow students to develop transferable skills in ML.

Subject Content

French

  Autumn Spring Summer
Year
7
C’est perso Mon collège Mes passetemps Paris je t’adore
Year
8
Autour du monde
Quel talent
La gastronomie francaise
Health 3rd World
La mode
Festivals
Quel talent
Year
9
Ma vie sociale d’ado Bien dans sa peau Moi dans le monde Spéciales vacances
Year
10
Relationships with family & friends

Home, town, neighbourhood & region

My studies

Music, Cinema, TV, Eating out & Sport
Healthy / unhealthy living

School life

La francophonie: Customs & festivals

Travel & tourism
Post 16 education
Year
11
Relationships

Home Town
Environment Revision Exam

Year 7 Medium Term Plan

Year 8 Medium Term Plan

Year 9 Medium Term Plan

Year 10 Medium Term Plan

Year 11 Medium Term Plan

Spanish

  Autumn Spring Summer
Year
7
Vamos En el colegio Mi familia y mi tiempo libre Mi casa es tu casa
Year
8
Diviértete De moda La salud y la comida Mis vacaciones
Year
9
Relationships with family and friends

Home, town, neighbourhood and region

My studies

Music, Cinema and TV, Food and eating out, Sport
Healthy / unhealthy living

School life

Customs and festivals in Hispanic countries

Travel and tourism
Post 16 Education Marriage / partnership
Year
10
Relationships with family and friends Home, town, neighbourhood and region My studies Music, Cinema and TV, Food and eating out, Sport Healthy / unhealthy living

School life Customs and festivals in Hispanic countries

Travel and tourism
Post 16 Education
Year
11
Marriage / partnership The environment Charity / Voluntary work Technology in everyday life Career choices and ambitions Poverty / homelessness Re-visit and exam strategy preparation Re-visit and exam strategy preparation

Year 7 Medium Term Plan

Year 8 Medium Term Plan

Year 9 Medium Term Plan