Head of Department Overview Video - MFL

Syllabus - AQA

French - French Syllabus

German - German Syllabus

Both the French and German courses build on the skills already gained in Key Stage 3 and aim to develop the ability to use the language for practical communication.  There will be practice in Listening and Reading, and pupils will also develop their skills to communicate in the spoken and written language.  It is hoped that pupils will enjoy their study of a European Language and come to a greater understanding of the country involved.


The course consists of four units. Two tiers of assessment are available – Foundation or Higher—but the pupils must enter at the same tier for all four skills

The GCSE examination consists of four papers—Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing.  Each paper is worth 25% of the overall exam.

The study of both languages


There will be the opportunity for pupils to study both French and German at GCSE level. Pupils interested in this option should tick the appropriate box on their Options Choice Form.