The MFL team, here at Hollingworth, ensure pupils can:

Master a language showing they can communicate with confidence and are resilient, enthusiastic and engaged.

Further develop their cultural awareness to provide life enriching opportunities.

Looking to become tomorrow’s linguists who understand the vital role languages play in the globalised world.

The Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Pupils in Years 7, 8 & 9 receive two 60 minute lessons a week. Homework is set on alternate weeks. Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9. Progress is tracked and monitored in accordance with agreed procedures. Pupils complete two end of module assessments a year.

Year 7 Curriculum Plan (French)

Year 8 Curriculum Plan (French)

Year 9 Curriculum Plan (French)

Year 7 Curriculum Plan (Spanish)

Year 8 Curriculum Plan (Spanish)

Year 9 Curriculum Plan (Spanish)

KS3 Curriculum Plan (Italian)

Key Stage 4

Pupils in GCSE classes receive three 60 minute lessons a week with extended, varied homework once week. The two year GCSE course is awarded with the Edexcel examination board. Progress is tracked and monitored in accordance with agreed procedure. Pupils complete a range of both formal and informal assessments in the form of extended writing and speaking activities in class, as well as mock and real examinations.

KS4 Curriculum Plan (French)

KS4 Curriculum Plan (Spanish)


GCSE Courses for Modern Foreign Language

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 /Level 2 GCSE in French (1FR0)

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 /Level 2 GCSE in Spanish (1SP0)

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 /Level 2 GCSE in Urdu (1UR0)

Extra Curricular

Each year we have two native speaker Foreign Language Assistants working with the department for the year. They organise and run Key Stage 3 after school clubs, one for Spanish and one for French as well as creating activities for pupils to complete in small groups during their language lessons. They work closely with the GCSE groups during the language lessons and after school.

Extra Curricular Urdu

Pupils with some prior knowledge of Urdu are welcome to attend after school lessons on either Wednesday or Thursday, 3.00pm-4.00pm, with a specialist Urdu teacher, leading to a GCSE in the subject at the end of Year 11. Please contact the Head of Department (Mrs Whittle) for more information if you wish for your child to attend.

Revision/Catch-up Sessions

We offer after school support throughout the year for all pupils. For Key Stage 3, there is a VocabExpress drop in once a week to support pupils completing their homework. A concise schedule is put together to support pupils in Year 11 concentrating on the four key skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing.


The department is committed to creating enrichment opportunities to allow pupils to see languages used beyond school. Each year, as a school, we celebrate European Day of Languages as well as taking pupils to the local sixth forms to experience language activities in a different context. We also run trips abroad when possible.