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Orchard School Bristol

Modern Languages

What’s it all about?

In Year 7 both French and Spanish, having experience both languages students choose to continue with either French or Spanish. All students start GCSE in Year 9 and most will continue in Years 10 and 11. 

Learning a language gives you the opportunity to improve your literacy through communicating with people from France or Spain and you will learn explicit skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

IN BRIEF: You want to learn about other people and cultures? You want a new experience of the world? Study a language!

Curriculum content

Our students have 2 lessons per week of Modern Foreign Languages (‘MFL’) at Key Stage 3.
If they have chosen to study a language at Key Stage 4, they have 3 lessons a week.
You can click these links to view our MFL curriculum content overviews:
Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11.


  • Phillip Edmonds, BA (Hons) Spanish and European Studies Subject Leader 
  • Dr Priscilla Phillips, PHD in Foreign Literature and Languages, MFL teacher
  • Grace Byron, BA (Hons) French with Spanish, MFL teacher