Modern Languages

We aim to build confidence and to provide enjoyment and a sense of achievement for all students and encourage a positive attitude to learning a foreign language.

Head of Faculty

Mr C. Allen (callen@levenshulmehigh.co.uk)


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

  • French – no prior knowledge needed
  • German – no prior knowledge needed
  • Spanish – no prior knowledge needed
  • Arabic – some prior knowledge required
  • Urdu – some prior knowledge required

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 / Urdu

* some prior knowledge required

Year 8

  • Arabic / Urdu Alphabet
  • Arabic / 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

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

Year 10

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

Year 11

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

GCSE Arabic / Urdu

Exam Board: EDEXCEL – Students are entered at either FOUNDATION or HIGHER Tier for all 4 exams.

  1. Speaking: 25 % final exam in Year 11
  2. Writing: 25 % final exam in Year 11
  3. Listening: 25 % final exam in Year 11
  4. Reading: 25 % final exam in Year 11

French / German / Spanish

* no prior knowledge needed

Year 7

  • Introduction to French / German / Spanish and How to learn languages
  • My School
  • My Family
  • My House
  • My Town
  • My Hobbies

Year 8

  • Holidays and Past Tense
  • Media and Internet
  • Body and Health and Future Ambitions
  • Food and Dining
  • Clothes and Fashion
  • Festivals and Celebrations

Year 9

  • Me, my Family and Friends
  • Home and Local Area
  • My Studies
  • Music, TV and Film
  • Food and Sport – Nutrition
  • Project – French (Kirikou, Les Choristes) / German (Berlin) / Spanish (TBC)

Year 10

  • Life at School
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Education Post-16
  • Healthy and Unhealthy Living
  • Marriage and Partnership
  • Technology in Everyday Life

Year 11

  • The Environment
  • Voluntary and Charity Work
  • Homelessness and Poverty
  • Career Choices and Ambitions

GCSE French / German / Spanish

Exam Board: AQA – Students are entered at either FOUNDATION or HIGHER Tier for all 4 exams:

  1. Speaking: 25 % final exam in Year 11
  2. Writing: 25 % final exam in Year 11
  3. Listening: 25 % final exam in Year 11
  4. Reading: 25 % final exam in Year 11

Resources include Expo and Studio (French), Echo and Stimmt (German), Mira and Viva (Spanish)

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

If you believe something is missing or should be removed from the list below, please let us know.

Confederation of School Trusts logo Eco-Schools Bronze Award 2020 logo Leading Parent Partnership Award 2019-2022 logo Stonewall School Champions logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Educate and Celebrate logo Manchester United Foundation logo Cyber Essentials logo Schoolastic logo The Schools Cooperative Society logo Values-based Education logo GCSEPod logo SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards 2016 logo