We are a committed team of language specialists who aim to inspire the next generation of language learners.

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”

– Frank Smith

Our passion for language teaching and learning combined with state of the art facilities enable us to nurture our students; giving them an invaluable skill in later life.

Key stage 3

In year 7, students will study one of the following languages: French, Spanish or German. They will continue to study one language throughout their time in key stage 3.

Exam board: AQA
Qualification: French – 8658; Spanish – 8698; German – 8668
Contact: Miss Vause | rvause@tuxford-ac.org.uk

Why study a modern foreign language?

GCSE students at Tuxford Academy have the option to study French, German or Spanish. Languages can bring enormous benefits both personally and professionally. Research has shown that language capability can, on the one hand, increase our brainpower; on the other, improve our levels of trade with the rest of the world by billions. Languages graduates have the highest salary of all arts graduates 3.5 years after graduation, and 4th of all subjects. (HEFCE, 2008)

The MFL department is committed to your success; we aim to enable students of all abilities to study a language – and equipping them with both the cultural and linguistic skills they need to put their chosen language to use. The course will help students to get to grips with the identity and culture of the countries where the languages are spoken.

A GCSE language qualification on your record will catch the eye of anyone reading your job or university application and will be valued by future employers. Above all else, learning a language is something that can open your mind and allow you to see the world in new and exciting ways.

What will I study?

Theme one – identity and culture

  • Me, my family and my friends
  • Technology in everyday life
  • Free-time activities

Theme two – local, national, international and global areas of interest

  • Home, town, neighbourhood and region
  • Social issues, global issues
  • Travel and tourism

Theme three – current and future study and employment

  • My studies
  • Life at school/college
  • Post 16 education
  • Jobs, career choices and ambitions

How will I be assessed?

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course and all exams are equally weighed.

  • Listening exam (45 mins)
  • Speaking exam (10-12 mins)
  • Reading exam (1hr)
  • Writing exam (1hr 15mins)