Modern Foreign Languages - Key Stage 5

Our students study French, Polish and Russian at AS and A2.

In all languages the first year of A level builds on the four skills acquired at GCSE; reading, writing, speaking and listening.

We follow the AQA spec (

We study the changing aspects of French-speaking society, current trends within the realm of family, ICT, charity work, social diversity, tolerance, respect, homelessness, unemployment, crime and punishment, culture, tourism, heritage, cinema, music, political awareness, trade unions, immigration and integration. They also study a book (Un sac de billes) and a film (La Haine). Topics covered provide a useful knowledge of and insights into target language-speaking cultures, both contemporary and historic. Translation tasks are undertaken to test grammatical knowledge and application. Reading of fiction and non-fiction texts is encouraged to embed a lasting appreciation of language and learning, and to develop the ability to comprehend the target language in a wide range of contexts.


Suggested grammar book (provided by the school)

Practice Makes Perfect Complete French Grammar (Practice Makes Perfect Series)

by Annie Heminway ISBN 978-0071787819




Useful websites



If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela

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