Modern Languages are part of the minimum requirements for every pupil at Key Stage 3. The Northern Ireland Curriculum aims to empower pupils to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives. It is about helping pupils prepare for life and work:

  • As individuals
  • As contributors to society
  • As contributors to the economy and the environment

The French department aims to develop the talents, abilities and potential of our young people by enabling them to learn the basic skills and vocabulary required to communicate effectively and a reasonable level of competence via the spoken and written word. We aim to promote language learning and emphasise the importance of communicating in a MFL in the modern world.



Levels Taught:



Post 16

(Permanent staff only)

Mrs McCracken (HOD)

(Subject/Topic Content)

Year 8

  • Myself and others
  • Family
  • French-speaking countries
  • French Breakfast


Year 9

  • Where you live
  • Home and region
  • Café
  • Daily routine
  • Sports and TV programmes
  • Leisure activities


Year 10

  • Career options and future intentions
  • Weather and seasons
  • Holidays, past, present and future


Year 11

  • Pupils have the option of continuing to study French for GCSE.


Year 11 / Year 12

  • GCSE topics
Lifestyle – Health
  • Relationships and choices
Leisure – Free time and Media
  • Holidays
Home and Environment – Home and Local Area
  • Environment
Work and Education – School/College and Future Plans
  • Current and Future Jobs