Modern Foreign Languages

'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


The aim of the MFL Faculty is to create an atmosphere that stimulates students' interest, where they participate and are eager to learn and develop a positive attitude to the learning of languages and culture.


Students are assessed on arrival in Year 7 and placed in groups based on their mathematical ability. Our programme of study builds upon and consolidates the learning at Primary level and also extends and challenges students to prepare them for the demands of the new GCSE course which they begin in Year 9.


As an EBACC subject, all students must study MFL to KS4 and we offer French at the moment and looking at re-introducing another language. We follow the Edexcel syllabus and use current resources. We give students the tools necessary to enable them to become effective, independent linguists. They all have free accounts with Activelearn and are issued with a varirty of online support such as Vocabexpress, Linguascope plus published revision guides and resources. We encourage ESOL students to sit GCSE exams in their home language.


We run an annual residential trip to France which is always oversubscribed.


You can also find the MFL faculty on Twitter @RCS_MFL

Meet the Department

Head of Faculty

Mrs I. Cunniah

Mr Y. Blanc

Teachers of MFL

Miss C. Lot

Miss C. Costello

Mrs S. Moreaux