Department leader: Rhiannon Marshall


Welcome to Modern Foreign Languages at KBA!

Languages offer a great way to connect and learn about other cultures whilst also widening our understanding of our own language. They also provide students with the opportunity to develop key communication and analytical skills which can be applied to many aspects of life. Lastly, in an increasingly competitive global market, studying a language to a high level will give any candidate a competitive edge.

Here are KBA we offer three languages; Spanish, French and German and we encourage students to study their allocated language to at least to GCSE level. As a department we are incredibly passionate about broadening students’ horizons and so we strive to challenge learning by using as much of the target language in lesson as possible. We believe that learning languages fosters life-long learning skills that prepare pupils not only for further study, but also for employment. Languages also offer a great way to connect and learn about other cultures whilst also widening our understanding of our own language.

Students are assigned a language in year 7 and then are encourage to develop towards mastery of their allocated language to GCSE level. Our curriculum is skills focused and students build their confidence and skills in the language through as range of activities that focus on reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. Students learn to develop the four skills mentioned in a range of different topics which can be seen in the MFL curriculum maps attached.

Pupils continue developing their linguistic skills in year 10 when they begin the GCSE language course 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. As with KS3 lessons are skills focused and the topics build on the content and knowledge acquired at KS3 with the aim of growing students confidence and proficiency in the language.


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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