Head of Department: Mrs Hathway


At Abbeyfield we really value Languages, recognising both the importance of students being able to speak an additional language and the opportunities it offers them later in life. Students study either French or German from KS3 and have the opportunity to also study Spanish at KS4. Within each subject we aim to develop cultural awareness as well as curriculum content.

At the end of KS3, you should be able to express a lot of information about yourself and write creatively in either French or German and should have a good knowledge of French or German culture. At the end of KS4, you should be able to develop your points of view and communicate well on a whole range of topics. By the end of Year 13, you will have reached near fluency and will be able to debate topics of a social, political and artistic nature.

In addition to learning a language in school you will be offered the opportunity to visit a foreign country to experience the culture and be immersed in the language.

For more specific curriculum details please see the attached document.

Languages Curriculum