GCSE Modern Foreign Language

One year GCSE Course

GCSE Modern Foreign Language

EnglishMFL (French, Italian, Spanish)



What do we cover in the course?

Key syllabus elements

You will develop the ability to communicate at an intermediate level and acquire a host of transferable skills that will stand you in good stead in your future studies and career. You will also extend your knowledge of modern society of the country through topics such as food, holiday, family, etc.  This will be achieved by developing:

  • Understanding of the language in a variety of contexts
  • knowledge of the language and language learning skills
  • the ability to communicate effectively in the language
  • awareness and understanding of countries and communities where the language is spoken.
How is it assessed?

Key assessment elements

Speaking and Writing

In Speaking and Writing, you and your teacher will choose when you will undertake your assessment, so you only do it when you are completely ready.

For the Speaking part, your teacher will assess you. You will need to carry out two activities from the following:

  • an open interaction. This will be like a non-scripted role play and could relate to a transactional situation
  • a discussion with your teacher about a photo or picture that you have brought in of something personal to you
  • a short presentation about something that interests you.

For the Writing part, you will be assessed by Edexcel. You will carry out two pieces of writing, for example an article for a magazine, a web page, a blog, or a letter.

Listening and Reading

Listening and Reading are both assessed by exam papers in June. You can take either a Foundation tier or Higher tier paper in each skill.

In the Listening test, you will answer questions on recorded material from different topic areas.

Some material will be formal (for example a telephone message) and some informal (for example a conversation between friends).

In the Reading test, you will answer questions about short texts on different topics, for example text messages, advertisements and emails.

Key skills required


Our Students

Barbara Bielecka (A*, A*, A), Class of 2017

“I would like to thank everyone at CTC for their help, support and encouragement during my time there. Today I received two A*s and one A, and I am extremely thrilled and proud of this result. The support that all of my tutors gave me was vital to my success and I would like to thank them all for motivating me to be the best that I could be. I will never forget my time at CTC. I wish you and the college all the best! I hope to come in soon and visit you once more. Thank you once again!” Barbara achieved 2 A* and 1 A grade in Government and Politics, History and Mathematics and will be continuing her studies reading History at LSE
Barbara Bielecka
Class of 2017

Nhi Kieu (A, B, B), Class of 2017

“I am proud to report that I am going to be a fresher at Nottingham University this September! Thank you so much for all your teaching and support for the past two years. Had it not been for your help, I would never have achieved the grades I need in Economics, something I never thought I would be able to reach. Again, please accept my immense gratitude for you and the college.”
Nhi Kieu
Class of 2017

Mr. David O'Dwyer (Head of Government and Politics)

“There is a very positive and supportive ethos in the college which supports academic learning, enrichment and development. Tutors work with a great deal of professional autonomy and the students are hardworking, mature and respectful. There is a fascinating mix amongst the cohort of home-based and international students, and the relations between staff and students are harmonious.”
Mr. David O'Dwyer
Head of Government and Politics

Economics Tutor

“The opportunity to engage with such a diverse international cohort of students has been a truly wonderful experience. I’ve loved working with a small group of motivated and friendly students that are the hallmark of CTC London and celebrating the students’ success as they proceed onwards on their academic journeys.”
Economics Tutor

Mrs. Suthantirakumar

“Students at CTC London are so dedicated to succeed and are a pleasure to teach because of this. The teaching staff here are wonderful and really connect with the students enabling them to truly reach their potential.”
Mrs. Suthantirakumar

Mathematics Tutor

“CTC is an amazing place to work and has given me the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally. The small class sizes and the friendly atmosphere really promote an excellent environment for me to pass my knowledge on and truly get the full potential from each of our students!”
Mathematics Tutor

Mr Barry Morgan (Art & Design)

“The benefit of small classes cannot be overstated, it allows students to have lots of contact time with their tutors, especially in my subject where every student is following their own personal pathway, allowing them to be thoroughly stretched and achieve their full potential”
Mr Barry Morgan
Art & Design

History Tutor

“Cambridge Tutors College is an excellent institution where students can really progress their education to the next level. Teaching in classes of around six students really helps us develop these young students in on an individual level. I only wish I found CTC London 30 years ago!”
History Tutor

Chulin Meng (Lucy)

One thing I appreciated was CTC’s unique, friendly learning atmosphere, I was surrounded by a society where everyone is passionate for studying and eager to learn new things. I found the experience truly enjoyable, and studying there was definitely one of the best experiences in my life, I am grateful for what all my tutors did. I would recommend Cambridge Tutors College to people who looking for a place where dreams would come true.
Chulin Meng (Lucy)

Get the latest CTC London delivered to you inbox