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Curriculum | Modern Languages

Faculty Vision

  • To build confidence and to provide enjoyment and a sense of achievement for all students.
  • To encourage positive attitude to learning a foreign language.
  • To foster a positive attitude and develop an insight into understanding countries where the languages are spoken and to speakers of the languages and their culture.
  • To encourage greater cultural awareness of the world around us.

Subjects Included:

We teach five languages: Arabic, French, German, Spanish and Urdu.

Curriculum Overview:

  • Year 7 – 2 periods per week
  • Year 8 – 2 periods per week
  • Year 9 – 2 periods per week
  • Year 10 – 3 periods per week
  • Year 11 – 3 periods per week

Topics Covered:

Arabic

Year 8 topics

  • Arabic Alphabet
  • Arabic Numbers
  • All about me
  • Family and friends
  • Nationalities, languages and different countries.
  • Classroom items
  • Food and drinks
  • My house
  • Daily routine
  • Hobbies
  • Free time activities
  • Local area
  • Holidays

Year 9 topics

  • Food
  • Healthy and unhealthy eating habits
  • Home local area and environment
  • Shopping
  • Leisure activities
  • Films and TV dramas

Year 10 topics

  • Relationships and Choices
  • Leisure, free time activities
  • Holidays, weather and directions
  • Environment
  • Work and Education

 

Year 11 topics

  • Health
  • Relationships and Choices
  • Leisure
  • Holidays
  • Environment
  • Work and Education

 

GCSE Arabic
Exam Board: EDEXCEL
Speaking 25 %, final exam in Year 11(foundation or higher)
Writing: 25%, final exam in Year 11( foundation or higher)
Listening: 25 %  final exam in Year 11( foundation or higher)
Reading; 25 %  final exam in year 11( foundation or higher)

French

Year 7 topics

  • How to learn languages
  • All about myself
  • My school
  • My leisure
  • My area
  • Holidays

Year 8 topics

  • The media
  • Discovering Paris
  • Who am I?
  • Where I live
  • Talent and ambition
  • Film Project – Les Choristes

 

Year 9 topics

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Home and Local Area
  • My studies
  • The media
  • Free-time and sport
  • Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/ communities

 

Year 10 topics

  • Life at school
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Education Post-16
  • Marriage and partnership
  • Healthy and unhealthy living
  • Technology in everyday life

 

Year 11 topics

  • The environment
  • Voluntary and charity work
  • Homelessness and poverty
  • Career choices and ambitions

 

GCSE French
Exam Board: AQA
Speaking 25 %, final exam in Year 11 (foundation or higher)
Writing: 25%, final exam in Year 11 (foundation or higher)
Listening: 25 %  final exam in Year 11 (foundation or higher)
Reading; 25 %  final exam in year 11 (foundation or higher)

German

Year 7 topics

  • How to learn languages
  • Introducing myself
  • My family
  • My school
  • Free Time
  • My Town
  • Shopping and Eating Out

 

Year 8 topics

  • Holidays
  • The media
  • Food and drink/Healthy living
  • Fashion
  • Festivals and Celebrations
  • Going out

 

 Year 9 topics

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Home and Local Area
  • My studies
  • The media
  • Free-time and sport
  • Customs and festivals in German-speaking countries/ communities

 

Year 10 topics

  • Life at school
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Education Post-16
  • Marriage and partnership
  • Healthy and unhealthy living
  • Technology in everyday life

 

Year 11 topics

  • The environment
  • Voluntary and charity work
  • Homelessness and poverty
  • Career choices and ambitions

 

GCSE German
Exam Board: AQA
Speaking 25 %, final exam in Year 11 (foundation or higher)
Writing: 25%, final exam in Year 11 (foundation or higher)
Listening: 25 %  final exam in Year 11 (foundation or higher)
Reading; 25 %  final exam in year 11 (foundation or higher)

 

Spanish

Year 7 topics

  • How to learn languages
  • Introducing myself
  • My school
  • My family
  • My home
  • My leisure
  • My area

 

Year 8 topics

  • My life
  • The media
  • My holidays
  • Food and drinks
  • Fashion
  • Healthy living

 

 Year 9 topics

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Home and Local Area
  • My studies
  • The media
  • Free-time and sport
  • Customs and festivals in Spanish-speaking countries/ communities

 

Year 10 topics

  • Life at school
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Education Post-16
  • Marriage and partnership
  • Healthy and unhealthy living
  • Technology in everyday life

 

Year 11 topics

  • The environment
  • Voluntary and charity work
  • Homelessness and poverty
  • Career choices and ambitions

 

GCSE Spanish
Exam Board: AQA
Speaking 25 %, final exam in Year 11 (foundation or higher)
Writing: 25%, final exam in Year 11 (foundation or higher)
Listening: 25 %  final exam in Year 11 (foundation or higher)
Reading; 25 %  final exam in year 11 (foundation or higher)

 

Urdu

Year 8 topics

  • Urdu Alphabet
  • Urdu Numbers
  • All about me
  • Family and friends
  • Nationalities, languages and different countries.
  • Classroom items
  • Food and drinks
  • My house
  • Daily routine
  • Hobbies
  • Free time activities
  • Local area
  • Holidays.

Year 9 topics

  • Food
  • Healthy and unhealthy eating habits
  • Home local area and environment
  • Shopping
  • Leisure activities
  • Films and TV dramas
  • School and school activities

 

Year 10 topics

  • Identity and culture
  • Local area, holiday and travel
  • School
  • Future aspirations, study and work
  • International and global dimension

 

  • Year 11 topics
  • Identity and culture / Daily life / Cultural life
  • Local area, holiday and travel
  • School / School activities
  • Future aspirations, study and work
  • International and global dimension

 

GCSE Urdu
Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Speaking 25 %, final exam in Year 11(Foundation or Higher)
Writing: 25%, final exam in Year 11(Foundation or Higher)
Listening: 25 % final exam in Year 11(Foundation or Higher)
Reading; 25 % final exam in year 11(Foundation or Higher)

School Address

Levenshulme High School
Crossley Road
Levenshulme
Manchester
M19 1FS

Telephone:

0161 224 4625

Fax:

0161 256 1170

Email:

office@levenshulmehigh.co.uk

Get in Touch

Please direct all queries in the first instance to Mrs Tebb