Welcome to Modern Foreign Languages

At Outwood Grange Academy, all students have the opportunity to study a language and increase their employability for the future. Studying a language helps students to develop their communication skills, independence, logic and resilience, all of which are highly-desired by colleges, universities and employers. As well as learning how to communicate in either French, Spanish or German, students at Outwood Grange get the chance to learn about the customs and communities in Francophone, Hispanic and German-speaking countries from all around the world.

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Key Stage 3

The Modern Foreign Language course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE course in Key Stage 4. Students study French, German or Spanish for two hours per week in Year 7 and 8. They learn to understand and communicate at a basic level in the foreign language through a wide variety of different activities. Our Foreign Language Assistant from either France, Germany or Spain support classes on a rotational basis during the course of the year. They work with small groups to help students gain confidence in conversing with a native speaker.

All of our students have their own Vocab Express account to support their vocabulary learning at home.

There is also an opportunity for students to join one of our trips to France, Germany or Spain.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes, being taught please contact: E Sanchez-Escobar – e.sanchez-escobar@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) in French, Spanish or German
Developing key skills and vocabulary learnt at KS3, students at KS4 look at the following topics in more detail:

Theme 1 – Identity and Culture

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Technology in everyday life
  • Free-time activities
  • Customs and Festivals in the Francophone/Hispanic/Germanic countries

Theme 2 – Local, National, International and Global areas of interest

  • Home, town neighbourhood and region
  • Social Issues
  • Global Issues
  • Travel and Tourism

Theme 3 – Current and Future Study and Employment

  • My studies
  • Life at school/college
  • Education Post-16
  • Jobs, Career Choices and Ambitions

AQA GCSE (9-1) in French, Spanish or German is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: T Allison – t.allison@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 5

AQA GCE A Level French, Spanish or German

Leading on from GCSE, the A-Level course builds on key skills and vocabulary by studying the following themes/topics which are all based upon French/Spanish/German culture:
• Social Issues and Trends
• Political and Artistic Culture
• Grammar
• Literary texts and/or a film

A Level French, Spanish or German is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: T Allison – t.allison@grange.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for Modern Foreign Languages

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.