MFL - Key Stage 4

To study French, German or Spanish at GCSE you must have been taught the respective language at KS3.


Why Study a Language at GCSE?

  • 75% of the world’s population do not speak English
  • 70% of British companies conduct some business in other countries
  • 60%+ of British trade is with non-English speaking countries
  • Companies need people with language skills - 45% of international businesses experience language and cultural issues as barriers to international business
  • Business is done in French in the following countries: France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec, Cameroun, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Madagascar and Ivory Coast
  • German is the native language of well over 120 million people in the world and is the official language of not just Germany, but also Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
  • Speaking a foreign language allows you to discover other cultures and to meet different people

What will I be studying?

  • A range of topics and related grammar that will enable you to speak and understand the foreign language at a level acceptable to natives and future employers
  • The cultural background of countries where French, German or Spanish are spoken