Our curriculum is designed to make sure that students have the opportunities that they need to be successful. Our aim is that young people will achieve their potential to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives.

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Modern Languages

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.


Modern Languages

Levels Taught:

Post 16


Mrs T McCracken – (HOD)
Mr A Scott

(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

(Subject/Topic Content)

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