Central Foundaton Girls' School

Central Foundation Girls' School Sixth Form

Modern Foreign Languages

In MFL, we aim to develop life-long language learners, through teaching that is creative and engaging, and strives to challenge and inspire all students. The study of a language is an essential component in preparing young people for life in the twenty-first century. It develops a range of transferrable skills that will enable students to become successful in any chosen field, including communication, listening, understanding, adaptability, problem solving and analytical thinking. Students will learn to communicate with people from another country and culture, and in so doing develop global understanding and international mindedness.

We believe that all students should be able to achieve exceptional outcomes irrespective of their starting point, and that learning should be accessible to all.

We aim to:

  • Develop an interest in learning other languages and stimulating curiosity about other languages
  • Encourage students’ confidence in another language
  • Develop students’ awareness of cultural differences in other countries
  • Equip students with the tools to communicate in a variety of contexts
  • Deepen students’ understanding of the target language culture 

We achieve this by:

  • Teaching languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating
  • Immersing students in a target language classroom
  • Rewarding efforts to communicate spontaneously in the target language
  • Developing students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
  • Fostering students’ ability to work independently

Subject Overview

Subject Overview


Curriculum Map

Enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities 

KS3: French and Spanish 

  • Y7 and 8 trip to Boulogne
  • Real lives exams for Year 9 students
  • E-twining opportunity for students in Year 8/9
  • Languages ambassadors programme
  • French / Spanish touring play

 KS4: French, Spanish and Bengali 

  • Residential trip to Paris
  • Bangla drama visits
  • Languages Ambassadors programme
  • E-twining opportunity for students in Year 10 



To contact the MFL Department please email: MFL@central.towerhamlets.sch.uk.

Alternatively, you can use our contact form.

Ms E. Macpherson Joint Head of MFL Faculty
Ms L. Wentzo-Berson Joint Head of MFL Faculty/ KS3 Coordinator
Ms S. Shamsad Teacher of Bengali
Mr N. Foglia Teacher of French
Mr S. Bartrop Teacher of French and Spanish
Mr Y. Darmon Teacher of French and Spanish
Ms J. Winslow Teacher of French and Spanish
Mr D. Ferreiro Teacher of Spanish