Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages Department

  • Ms A Aden – Head of Department
  • Miss B Heptonstall – Teacher of MFL
  • Mrs A Dawson – Teacher of MFL

Modern Foreign Languages – Key Stage 3

The MFL course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE French or GCSE Spanish course in Key Stage 4.

Throughout Key Stage 3, we aim to develop students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as actively promote cultural awareness. We use a wide variety of resources to plan fun and engaging lessons such as target language websites, videos, podcasts and Kerboodle online resources.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Ms Aden by email to: A.Aden@city.outwood.com

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Modern Foreign Languages – Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE French and GCSE Spanish

Both courses cover the the following themes and topics:

  • Theme 1: Identity and Culture
    Topics: Me, my family and my friends; technology in everyday life; free-time activities; customs and festivals in French-speaking countries.
  • Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest
    Topics: Home, town, neighbourhood and region; social issues; global issues; travel and tourism.
  • Theme 3: Current and future study and employment
    Topics: My studies; life at school/college; education post-16; jobs, career choices and ambitions.

Both courses are assessed in the following way:
Examination 100% comprising:

  • Listening exam 25%
  • Reading exam 25%
  • Speaking exam 25%
  • Writing exam 25%

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for these courses please contact: Ms Aden by email to A.Aden@city.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities In Modern Foreign Languages

Please see the current academy enrichment timetable for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.

Homework Opportunities In Modern Foreign Languages

Students will be assigned homework via the website: Vocab Express. They will be given a username and password and, using this, will be able to access the page where the assignment will be. Teachers usually assign homework on a weekly basis and parents are informed of their child’s progress with their homework via the Praising Stars half termly reports.