Modern Foreign Languages



The Modern Foreign Languages Department at Havant Academy aims to build on the foundations of language learning learnt at Key Stage 2 and focuses on developing the breadth and depth of pupils’ competence in the five attainments: translation, listening, speaking, reading and writing. At Havant Academy we encourage students to develop and justify their opinions in their speech and writing, deepen their knowledge of vocabulary and understanding of grammar and to communicate effectively with each other in the target language.

Department Staff

Mrs Lanaway, Curriculum Leader of MFL

Miss Furbank, Teacher of MFL


Key Stage 3

Year 7 – Spanish

Introductions, School, Free Time, Home, Daily routine. (Present tense)

Year 8 - Spanish

Describing people, Going out, Holidays, Food, Clothes, In Town. (Present, Future, Past tenses)

Year 9 – Spanish

Technology, School, Health, Earning a living, Hispanoamérica (Present, Future, Past and Condtional tenses)

Key Stage 4

GCSE Spanish enables students to develop their language skills through a variety of topics. By the end of the two year course, students are able to speak with spontaneity and intonation, understand a range of authentic texts, provide detailed information and express their opinions with justifications.

Students study the following topics:

Travel and Tourism, My Studies, Me, My Family and Friends, Technology in Every Day Life, Free Time Activities, My Studies, Home Town and Neighbourhood, Customs and Festivals, Education post-16, Social and Global issues.

Assessment breakdown:

 Examination - 100%:

Reading 25%

Listening 25%

Speaking 25%

Writing 25%

Links to useful websites:

GCSE Spanish revision:

GCSE Spanish assessment overview:

Key Stage 3 language games:


Key Stage 3 revision:


Extra-Curricular Enrichment/Opportunities

Enrichment is offered to Year 10 and 11 during term time and revision days are available during holidays.


The MFL department teamed up with the Art Department and took a selection of Year 9 and 10 students to Barcelona in the summer 2015 after a thoroughly enjoyable and invaluable cultural trip to Paris in 2014.