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‘Let your light shine before others;
that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father who is in heaven.’ (Matthew 5:16)

Modern Foreign Languages at Tenison's

Curriculum Intent for Modern Foreign Languages

Our curriculum in MFL is designed so that our students are exposed to other cultures and differences.


Through our curriculum, students are learning to encounter a different culture so that they can be understanding and respectful and behave with dignity in their experience later in life, as we prepare them for life in modern Britain. It is very important to us that our students understand that they can make mistakes and that they are not scared of making them, and that they recognise that being resilient and showing hope is a great part of their learning process.


We teach students to be compassionate when they hear someone talking in French, displaying our wisdom and community values, by respecting someone talking in a different language. In lessons, we give students a lot of opportunities to share their work through presentations and role plays, to be a leader by leading games and starter activities, allowing them to let their light shine before others. Our native speakers are encouraged to show our community value by helping and supporting other students with the language.


Curriculum Plans

At Archbishop Tenison's, our curriculum has been developed with a clear focus on the core knowledge we think every child should learn.

Our Knowledge Tracker maps when knowledge is taught and how it is built upon over time.

For a more detailed understanding of what is taught in each year, click on our Year Guides below:

  • Year 7 Guide
  • Year 8 Guide
  • Year 9 Guide
  • Year 10 Guide
  • Year 11 Guide 


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