Gable Hall School

Modern Foreign Languages

The MFL Department is a dynamic team dedicated to creating and delivering high quality lessons. The languages taught at Gable Hall School are French and German. Our curriculum offers the opportunity to inspire our pupils’ minds with new ideas and insights into different cultures. As a department, we are passionate about our subjects, sharing best practice  and challenging ourselves and our pupils  further at every opportunity. Our curriculum is also designed to equip pupils with all of the skills they will need to both succeed at GCSE, A Level and beyond.



Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, two languages are on offer: French and German. Our aim is to show our pupils how important languages are and we are dedicated to providing the opportunity for our pupils to enjoy learning languages and to develop the skills needed to communicate with others. We will develop their awareness and understanding of the culture and identity of other countries as well as the language.  Our pupils have the opportunity to continue to GCSE.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, two languages are on offer: French and German. The aim of studying a modern language at GCSE level is to broaden our pupils’ horizons and encourage them to step beyond familiar cultural boundaries as well as developing new ways of seeing the world. Studying a language at GCSE will encourage pupils to develop their ability and desire to communicate confidently and coherently with native speakers. 


Extra-Curricular Activities and Interventions

Academic intervention is incredibly beneficial for our students. We hold the following extra-support classes as well as clubs for those who would like to devote more time to their MFL:

Monday after school
Wednesday and Friday before school
Wednesday all of FB2 
Wednesday after school 
Friday after school 



Mrs Courcha – Lead Practitioner 
Mrs Feeney- Senior Vice-Principal/Teacher of French
Mrs Handford- Head of German 
Mrs N’Kallo – Head of RE/Teacher of French
Mrs Hofmann- Teacher of French
Mrs Smith – Teacher of French
Mrs Schackmar-Gilbane- Teacher of German
Miss Halidi -  Language Assistant