Modern Foreign Languages

Headline Information 

We have had a successful year in MFL.

Several of our students have been examined in home languages and MFL  exams.

Our GCSE A*-C percentages in French, Spanish German and Urdu were all around the national average or higher.

Due to our recent success in A Level, a significant number of our A2 students have recently gone on to study Languages at University.

Information About The Department

As an International school, we embrace language learning and enter students in exams for both home languages and those taught at school. We would like as many students as possible to gain a qualification in MFL, whether it be ASSET or A2.

We are a well resourced department based on the upper floor of Hurst block, with four teaching rooms. Our staff are passionate about language teaching and learning and look to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience for our students. 

We believe that languages need to be brought to life for the students and therefore offer many trips over the course of their studies:

  • A French Exchange
  • A German Exchange
  • Cologne trip to the Christmas markets
  • Language study trip to Salamanca
  • Opportunities to take part in Language Conferences
  • Trips to the Goethe Institut
  • Cinema visits for relevant foreign films
  • Participation in events with our twin town, Bamberg

Our Foreign Language Assistants work with each exam group so that every student has the opportunity to both work with a native speaker whilst also learning  more about culture and everyday life in the target countries. Each AS/A2 student will have time to work with the FLA on a one-to-one basis, which helps both their confidence and accent in the Foreign Language.

Staff

Mrs Caroline Piotrowski - Head of MFL
Ms Maria Tavera - Teacher
Mr Mark Marlton - Teacher of French, German and Spanish

Foreign Language Assistants from France, Germany and Spain

For further information please contact: caroline.piotrowski@biddenham.beds.sch.uk