Chestnut Grove Academy
45 Chestnut Grove
Balham, London SW12 8JZ

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MFL Intent

The MFL curriculum enables us to become citizens of the world. Through developing an understanding of how different languages are constructed and making links between them, we become true linguists who are able to communicate their ideas and opinions with confidence and precision.

There are many benefits to learning a language, they:

  • Improve your confidence
  • Teach you more about your own language
  • Widen your career/job options
  • Give you more of an understanding of the world
  • Connect the world and promote peace
  • Make travelling easier and more enjoyable
  • Help you make friends in a new country
  • Show that you are open minded and tolerant
  • Boost brain power
  1. Curriculum on offer
  1. KS3 - Key Stage 3 language students at Chestnut Grove study from a grammar based scheme of work on a range of topics.  Over the three years, students will be introduced to the past, present and future tense to enable them to achieve a level 6+ and to prepare them for studying a language at GCSE. Please follow the link to the KS3 curriculum page
  2. KS4

Examboard: EDEXCEL

Download the French Specification Booklet

  1. Student in years 10 and 11 continue to study from a grammar based scheme of work on a variety of topics.  Over the two years students complete their speaking and writing coursework which accounts for 60% of the final GCSE.  Students must submit 2 x speaking assessments (6 minutes) and 2 x writing assessment (200 words). These are using completed at the end of a topic.  The final 40% is completed at the end of year 11 in the exam hall. There will be one listening and one reading exam. Please follow the link to the KS4 curriculum page
  2. KS5  Please follow the link to the KS5 EDEXCEL A Level Specification

Following on from GCSE, students are taught an advanced level of grammar and study the following topic areas in year 12:

Youth culture and concerns

Lifestyle: health and fitness

The world around us: travel, tourism, environmental issues and the target language-speaking world

Education and Employment