Selby Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 9PL

0161 864 5700

Lostock High School

Inspire - Transform - Succeed

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Department

Mrs S Tsang Head of MFL
Miss C Law Teacher of French and Spanish
Mrs C Reynolds Deputy Head Teacher & Teacher of French



In MFL our intent is to ENRICH the lives of students through the delivery of a curriculum which will instil in our students the desire and drive to pursue continued learning of languages, as well as important values for their futures. Learning a foreign language plays an important role in developing our students as respectful citizens who can positively contribute to life in modern Britain as part of the multi-cultural global community. We believe that learning a foreign language deepens students’ understanding of the world and enables them to appreciate and understand that people in other countries may see the world differently and lead very different lives. 

Key Stage Three

In Key Stage 3, students have three forty-five minute lessons per week which are structured around the key strands of phonics, vocabulary and grammar. These aim to enable all students to communicate in the target language and they provide a solid foundation for the further study of French or Spanish at Key Stage 4. The MFL curriculum is designed to reflect the requirements of the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum.

Key Stage Four

At Key Stage 4, students follow the AQA syllabus for both French and Spanish. The course consists of four examinations in the key assessment objectives of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. For the Speaking and Writing examinations, students develop their ability to express themselves in French or Spanish on the three GCSE themes: Identity and Culture, Local, National and Global areas of interest, and Current and Future Study and Employment. For the Listening and Reading papers, students learn to understand written and spoken texts on the same three themes.

More information about the current KS4 French specification can be found at:

More information about the current KS4 Spanish specification can be found at: 

Curriculum Maps

Key Stage Three

Click here to download and view the French KS3 curriculum map
Click here to download and view the Spanish KS3 curriculum map


Key Stage Four

... Coming soon ...


Useful Links

Key Stage Three

BBC Bitesize French -

BBC Bitesize Spanish -

Key Stage Four

Seneca Learning -

Online Dictionary -