Modern Foreign Languages

Department vision

To create resilient, enthusiastic and confident linguists who foster a deep understanding of grammatical structures. They will demonstrate empathy and kindness to others and the differences in our cultures, all while stepping up to the challenge of mastering a new language. 

Rational behind curriculum 

Students follow an interleaved curriculum that is carefully sequenced to allow students to build on previously taught content.  Recyclable language, such as connectives, quantifiers and our sizzling structures, is interweaved throughout to enable students to respond to native speakers, both in speaking and writing.  Lessons follow a structure of responsive language through listening and reading to a productive language where students get to say what they want to say in Written and Spoken mediums. Phonics is a key focus in lessons to enable students to have accurate pronunciation and intonation and become fluent linguists.  Our course will provide the foundation for further study, travel and employability in an ever-changing world, whether or not students continue up to GCSE.  

Language days and extra-curricular 

September – 26thEuropean Day of Languages 
September 14th – October 14thSpanish Heritage month 
October – 12thNational Day of Spain
November Into Film festival trips 
February 21stMother Tongue Day 
March 20thFrench language Day 
July 14thBastille Day 
Other extra-curricular 
Spelling bee 
Spanish language club
Language academy 
Chester uni trip 
Translation bee
How to be an outstanding linguist 


Click on the flags below to view or download the curriculum for that language.

Spanish Curriculum

French Curriculum