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GCSE modern foreign languages

Subject content, aims and learning objectives for modern foreign language GCSEs for teaching from 2016.

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GCSE subject content for modern foreign languages

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This document details the learning outcomes and content coverage required for GCSE specifications in all modern foreign languages (MFL).

For GCSE MFL teaching from September 2024 and examination from summer 2026, this document will no longer apply to GCSEs in French, German and Spanish (except where pupils are resitting under the previous subject content) but will remain current for all other MFL subjects.

Read the subject content for French, German and Spanish GCSEs for first teaching from September 2024 and first examination from summer 2026.

Published 9 April 2014
Last updated 14 January 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated with information on GCSE French, German and Spanish for first teaching from September 2024 and first examinations from summer 2026.

  2. Updated 'GCSE subject content for modern foreign languages' to clarify grammar requirements.

  3. Added new document including updates to grammar lists.

  4. Updated for consistency in references to the title of the qualification.

  5. First published.