Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Modern Foreign Languages

Subject Vision

All students at Unity College will study a Modern Foreign Language at KS3, either French, German or Spanish. This will form a firm foundation of the skills, language and aptitude required for further study at KS4.  It will also encourage positive attitudes towards the speakers of foreign languages and a sympathetic approach to other cultures and civilizations. All students will have the opportunity to gain a formal qualification in one Modern Foreign Language and an awareness of career opportunities, involving/requiring a language, post-16 in an ever changing and increasingly competitive world. This will broaden their horizons beyond local and national boundaries. Students will have a genuine enthusiasm for and commitment to language learning.


Miss J Barker

Head of MFL

Miss C Dickinson

Teacher of MFL

Mrs C Hemissi

Teacher of MFL

Miss S Jackson

Teacher of MFL

Miss E Parnell

Teacher of MFL

Miss E Whalley

Teacher of MFL

Key Stage Three 

Throughout Key Stage Three, student are prepared for the AQA GCSE examinations – (specification first examined in 2026)

Students follow the LDP (Language Driven Pedagogy) schemes of work:

Schemes of Work ( 

The Modern Foreign Language Department’s staff use the resources produced by LDP and supplement them with their own material, in order to meet the needs of every student studying Modern Foreign Languages at Unity College 

Key Stage Four 

Exam Specification : AQA : French

Exam Specification : AQA : German

Exam Specification : AQA : Spanish

Students are being prepared for the AQA GCSE examinations (specification first examined in June 2018)

Students are taught in topics

Year 10

  • Town
  • Daily Routine
  • Town and local area
  • Clothes and shopping
  • Studies and life at school
  • Education post 16; part time jobs and chores
  • Future plans
  • Social issues
  • Global Issues

Year 11

  • Social issues
  • Global issues
  • Healthy living
  • Holidays
  • Life at school
  • Education and life at school
  • Future plans

Any parents or students who would like more information on the Modern Foreign Languages courses should contact Miss Barker who will be happy to answer any questions.


MFL Breakfast

Trips abroad

Revision nights

European Day of Languages

Reading foreign literature

Foreign Radio

Foreign Films

DofE Skills

Languages PD

Individual Speaking Sessions

KS4 Revision Guide and Workbook