MFL - Modern Foreign Languages

The Altius Alliance is keen to offer places for the SCITT 2017-18 cohort.

The MFL department has seven classrooms all with digital projectors and two with interactive whiteboards, one computer suite with Apple Mac IT facilities, a working office and Administration Support. Of our eight members of staff, we have a Director of MFL/SLE, a Co-director of MFL, subject leaders of French, German and Spanish, a Head of House/Lead SCITT tutor/SLE, a Curriculum Manager and a Lead Mentor who all teach two or three languages. All staff in the department are trained Subject Mentors and three are Professional Mentors.

Students in Year 7 are taught seven lessons a fortnight of French, German or Spanish following our successful 'Oracy precedes literacy' philosophy. Students may take up a second language in Year 10. All students are entered for GCSE in Year 11. We have AS and A2 classes in French, German and Spanish. We follow the AQA exam board and have an outstanding track record.


We welcome trainee teachers and have assisted with the training and development of over 20 trainees. We work closely with Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester University and as a school have been involved in School Direct since 2012 when the scheme first started. Last year we had four SCITT Associate Teachers training to teach with us in the MFL department.

How to Apply

Please apply via the UCAS website>

UCAS code:

French (2MLV), German (2MLX), Spanish (2MLW)

Entry Requirements

Secondary MFL

All offers are conditional upon passing the pre-entry skills tests in Mathematics and English. We advise that these are passed prior to application, but where they have not been both tests will need to have been passed within six weeks of a place being offered to fulfil the conditions of that offer.
A 2:2 honours degree or above awarded by a UK University or equivalent which contains substantial

  • Study of your main language
  • GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C or better
  • Recent and relevant school experience in UK schools in the last two years
  • To be able to communicate effectively in spoken and written English
SCITT Subjects

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