Department Leader: Karim ElKanouni

Welcome to MFL at KBA!

Our department consists of 7 language specialists and we offer three languages; Spanish, French and German.

Our aims as a department are to develop pupils’ confidence and ability to communicate in a foreign language. We also strive to stretch and challenge learning by using as much of the target language in lessons as possible and also through encouraging pupils to do the same. We believe that learning languages fosters life-long learning skills that prepare pupils not only for further study, but also for employment.


As a department we love to share our passion for languages and we offer a range of extra-curricular clubs and trips. We currently run Spanish, French and German clubs in which pupils are able to practise their conversation skills through games. We also run an German exchange trip and language workshops which allow pupils to apply and practise their language skills.

Year 7 students learn Spanish as their main language, and in addition to this, they have the opportunity to a term of both French and German as an introduction to a second foreign language. At the end of year 7 pupils can choose which additional language (French or German) they would like to continue learning.

Year 8 pupils will continue with Spanish as their main language and will also continue with their chosen additional language. Towards the end of year 8 students will be able to choose the language or languages they wish to study further up to GCSE.

Pupils start the GCSE language course in year 9 and continue their studies until the final examination in year 11. Students follow the exam board Edexcel and are entered for either the foundation or higher paper.


Español extra (see your teacher for login details)

Pearson active learn (see your teacher for login details)


BBC Bitesize



Spanish: KS3 VIVA 1, VIVA 2, VIVA 3 textbooks by Pearson

              GCSE VIVA Edexcel textbooks by Pearson

French: KS3 EXPO 1, EXPO 2 textbooks by Oxford

              GCSE Studio Edexcel textbooks by Pearson

German: KS3 ECHO, ECHO 2 textbooks by Oxford

               GCSE Stimmt Edexcel textbooks by Pearson

GCSE revision guides and workbooks can be purchased from the department at a discounted price.

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