• Whole School Peru
  • Whole School French

Modern Foreign Languages

Welcome….Bienvenue….Bienvenidos….Witamy….Benvenuti….Boas-vindas….Hoş Geldiniz….Willkommen….


Here at The Urswick School we are passionate about language learning in the MFL department.  We encourage our students to become sophisticated, independent global citizens by the time they leave us.  We encourage them to interact with native language teachers in a variety of real-life situations using transferable skills. Students will become real communicators as they develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.


We encourage our students to become more culturally aware and thus to widen their horizons in terms of music, dance, literature, art and theatre. The MFL team work towards building the students’ confidence by engaging them in activities which are fun.  We aim to promote a genuine love for language learning which will become a tool for life.

We run trips to France and Spain on a regular basis.  These trips are very popular and invaluable in giving students the opportunity to enhance their language skills and sample the culture of the country they are visiting.  We have developed links with schools in both France and Spain and have enjoyed reciprocal visits to each other’s schools.

Every year we celebrate the European Day of Languages by providing our staff and students with a language-themed continental breakfast. We have been involved in the Arsenal Double Languages Club for several years and our KS3 students are delighted to have the opportunity to develop language through sport.

Students study either French or Spanish.  They have lots of fun learning to develop their language skills.  They learn to work independently or as a team and benefit from an excellent interactive course.

Able linguists in Key Stage 3 are also offered the opportunity to study Mandarin as an additional language.

This year half of the cohort are studying an MFL as part of the Ebacc qualification. Language learning has always been very successful at The Urswick School as reflected in our GCSE results this summer.

  • 94% of our French students achieved a Grade A* to C
  • 83% of our Spanish students achieved a Grade A* to C

We aim to build on these excellent results and to do even better in the future!

Community Languages
We have a wealth of community languages spoken within our school and students are given the opportunity to achieve an additional GCSE in their mother-tongue.

Key Stage 5
A2 and AS Spanish
A2 and AS Turkish