Modern Foreign Languages

Every student at Huxlow has the opportunity to learn French. The emphasis is upon gaining confidence and fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in order to prepare them for their GCSEs and A-levels. Whenever possible, authentic materials are used.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

All Huxlow students study French from Year 7, discovering the language through a wide range of topics and the French culture through films, music and games. From Year 8, all students are taught in sets. They are introduced to basic grammar and the key tenses such as the future and the past tense. Students are assessed informally, for example in weekly vocabulary tests, and formally, in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. 

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

The wide majority of Huxlow students study French at GCSE. The course is based on 60% controlled assessments, in speaking and writing, and 40% examinations at the end of Year 11, in reading and writing, covering four main topics; lifestyle, leisure, home and environment, work and education. Huxlow’s results in GCSE French are excellent, being well above the national average.

A trip to France or to Europe is arranged every year.


Qualifications which may be obtained at Key Stage 4
  • GCSE French
Qualifications which may be obtained at Key Stage 5
  • AS French
  • A2 French

The East Northamptonshire College (TENC) combines the strengths of the three schools Ferrers, Huxlow and Rushden, who work together post-16 to offer a wide range of courses and opportunities to all students in the East Northamptonshire area.

Find out more about TENC

The MFL department staff

  • Miss C Maubert – Learning Leader for MFL
  • Ms A Aufauvre - Assistant Learning Leader for MFL
  • Miss C Pucel– Teacher of MFL, Pastoral Leader for Year 7
  • Mrs L Gauvrit – Assistant Headteacher, Teacher of MFL
  • Mrs H Huchet – Assistant Headteacher, Teacher of MFL
  • Miss N Newman - Trainee Teacher of MFL
Taking French at GCSE

A Parisian adventure for year 10 and 11 students

From Friday 13th February to Monday 16th February, we took 42 year 11 and year 10 students for a Valentine's extended week end in Paris. Our first stop took us to the Galeries Lafayette, a historical departmental store with a stunning Art Nouveau dome........ Read more

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