Modern Foreign Languages

Faculty: Modern Foreign Languages

Head of Faculty: Mr K O’Rouke


Our vision is that students at Hawkley Hall High School will become articulate, confident and skilled linguists to the best of their ability and that they will develop a love for language and respect other cultures.

The MFL curriculum at Hawkley Hall High School allows all students to learn a foreign language and another culture irrespective of their ability or starting point. We believe the study of a modern foreign language opens new doors, broadens the mind, develops cultural knowledge and understanding and fosters and helps to develop many other useful transferable skills such as communication, listening skills, presentation skills, problem solving and creativity. We also believe that learning a language develops confidence and helps you grow as a person and allows individuals to become more open-minded global citizens
Our aim is to encourage students to have a desire for learning a foreign language as an opening to other cultures and opportunities, such as travel, further education and employment prospects. Our curriculum allows students to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond, both in speech and in writing. It provides opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, to think creatively and read a variety of texts. Our intention is to build the foundations for learning to language learning to the next step and the next level, giving students to the platform to take their language learning further into continued study and the workplace.

Overview of the Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum

KS3 Curriculum Overview Spanish

KS4 Curriculum Overview Spanish

GCSE Exam Board 

The specification code for GCSE Spanish is AQA GCSE Spanish 8698. Click here to view the GCSE specification

Enrichment and Additional Learning Opportunities

  • Homework Club
  • Trip to Spain (Madrid and surrounding areas)
  • Spanish Club