• Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages

Subject Leader:

Mrs K Watson

About the subject:

Spanish is a one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. We believe that English is simply not enough. We cannot understand the world in English, we need to be aware as never before of other languages and of the ways in which they identify and represent their cultures. It’s fun because you find out about other people and cultures and knowing a language makes you more employable. Modern Languages are always sought after by employers and even the top universities.

KS3 overview

In years 7 and 8 all students study Spanish for 3 lessons a fortnight and have the option to continue to continue in year 9.

Students study three modules per year that each incorporate a range of the four skills in MFL (listening, speaking, reading and writing)

These modules include, identity, free time, school, home, holidays, and food.

KS4 overview

In At KS4 pupils build on the knowledge gained at KS3. We follow the Edexcel GCSE syllabi. Students consolidate and enhance their knowledge of fundamental grammar points and structures, as well as covering topics from the GCSE specification.

Students study five key themes:

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

The GCSE is a linear examination and all four skills are examined separately. The examinations take place at the end of Year 11 with equal weighting.
Listening – 25%
Reading – 25%
Speaking – 25%
Writing – 25%

What we’re PROUD of

We are proud of the subject results and the resilience and confidence that we see in our students

Exam board used for GCSE:

Edexcel

Link to specification from the exam board:

Useful websites:

  • Well done Jenna! We could not be PROUDer of you! #proud #AimHigh https://t.co/koGVViA77o
  • Talented Livvy K proved to be a big hit when she performed live in front of Lathom's Year 7, Year 8 & Year 9 students. After listening to her sing, students had the opportunity to hear Livvy's story, ask questions & receive a signed photo. https://t.co/tqMwstBT5Q
  • Lathom students played the Cavern Club on Friday 10th January 2020 https://t.co/yAGY16l7nq
  • Congratulations to winners, Erin and Rhys who were winners of our Tunnocks Teacake Challenge. https://t.co/LdrX4S5IyQ
  • Year 7 STARS - today was our PROUD assembly #transition #movingup https://t.co/xtw5zyBSyc
  • Happy New Year! We had a great first day back yesterday and it was lovely to see all of our fabulous students again. Lets be #PROUD of everything we do this term #bethebestyou #workhard #bekind https://t.co/Pg5Qy6g21M
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