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Worthing High School

Worthing High School

MFL - Curriculum Information

Curriculum Intent 

Curriculum Sequencing 

Aims of the MFL department

  • To enable all students to make maximum progress in their languages lessons whilst enjoying varied learning activities
  • To teach students to be responsible and independent learners
  • To provide students with literacy, study and thinking skills that help them across the curriculum
  • To enrich students’ lives by providing them with the cultural aspects of the languages they are studying

Departmental Staff

  • Mr M. Beda - Subject Leader (French)

  • Ms K Nicholas - Deputy Leader of Modern Foreign Languages, Teacher of German and French

  • Mr. S. Ygon, Teacher of Spanish and French

  • Ms J Baptiste - Teacher of French and Spanish

  • Ms H Varley - Teacher of French and Spanish

  • Mrs C Conrad

Our Facilities

5 well resourced classrooms

Learning Resource Centre

Access to 4 modern ICT Suites

Our Philosophy

“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things."  - Flora Lewis


KS3 (Year 7, 8 and 9)

At Key Stage 3 most students focus on studying one foreign language (currently French or Spanish). Top sets in Year 7, 8 and 9 both study French and German. Students cover a range of every day topics and practise their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing and translation we use a variety of authentic learning resources, all of which prepare students for studying a language at GCSE and for using language in real-life situations.

KS4 (Year 10 and 11) 

At Key Stage 4 students follow the AQA GCSE course. Over the two years the course covers the three themes of: Identity & Culture (Me, my family and friends; Technology in everyday life; Free-time activities; Customs and festivals in target language countries/communities); Local, national, international and global areas of interest (Home, town, neighbourhood & region; Social issues; Global Issues; Travel and tourism) and Current and future study and employment (My studies; Life at school/college; Education post-16; Jobs, career choices and ambitions)

Alongside the curriculum content, students continue to improve their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing which are separately assessed skills with equal (25%) weighting. Speaking exams consist of describing a photo, conservation questions and a role-play.

Additional Sessions

Period 6 - Wednesdays

Revision Sessions

For Easter Revision Sessions, please see under Teaching & Learning, Exam Support.

The importance of languages in other subjects


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