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Modern Foreign Languages




Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum Intent Statement





Our MFL department is an enthusiastic and dedicated team of linguists who encourage students to progress in all four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing while bringing languages alive though a range of interactive and varied lessons. MFL helps the development of students in broadening their cultural and linguistic horizons and love for languages through house competitions, assemblies and clubs run by Languages Ambassadors. 



We believe that the study of a foreign language helps students develop a sense of cultural pluralism, an openness to and appreciation of other cultures. In a globalised world characterised by international links and intercultural connections, linguistic skills are crucial for employment and career as proficiency in a foreign language enhances career opportunities.



Language lessons incorporate cultural and creative projects, grammar and translation activities, vocabulary learning games as well as activities, which develop the four skills to enable students to achieve their potential and become confident independent young linguists. Our students enjoy working in groups, pairs and independently, within the classroom and in ICT suites. There is a positive learning environment in our classes, whereby students willingly step out of their comfort zone and actively take part in lessons. Learning a foreign language will help young people explore other cultures and get a better understanding of their role as global citizens.



Learning Languages will allow our students to learn facts and skills, as well as learning how to interpret and apply that knowledge to new situations in a working world and in turn become efficient leaders in the global market. Students will develop linguistic competence in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing the target language in a range of situations and contexts to lead. Our students also develop other skills, such as leadership and team work and are given opportunities to see the world from different perspectives; they develop creativity and problem solving as they find new ways of understanding and communicating a message. Our students learn to develop their mother tongue literacy skills, as well as other cross-curricular features such as numeracy and thinking skills which they can apply in daily lives.

Our Values



Prayer & Faith




We must ‘Go and do likewise’, to serve the needs of others.

We are ‘One Body in Christ’, inclusive and welcoming to all.

We are called to ‘be constant in prayer’ to discern God’s love. Students are invited to faith, participating in regular acts of workshop as forms, classes, year groups, and a school.

Students are expected to be hopeful, showing respect to themselves, their peers, teachers and the environment.

Students are expected to be charitable through acts of service in school and the wider community.

Students are expected to maintain a scholarly attitude in all lessons and work to the best of their ability and engage where they can in extra-curricular activities.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.