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.



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 3 Foreign Language Assistants from France, Germany and Spain support every class 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 in the summer months.


If you would like further information about the topics and themes, being taught please contact: K Pennington k.pennington@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) in French, Spanish or German

• 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

GCSE French Spanish and German ARE assessed in the following way:


If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: K Pennington at k.pennington@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 5

A Level French German and Spanish

AQA GCE A Level French, Spanish or German is a two year course
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:


If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: K Pennington Head of Department k.pennington@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.