Modern Foreign Languages



Key Stage 3

The Languages course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the AQA GCSE course in Key Stage 4. Students study French for two hours per week for the first two years at OAC.
Our curriculum is aimed at improving students’ understanding of the language, as well as developing their basic skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing). Students learn through a range of context based lessons, and topic based lessons. We regularly use authentic materials to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the world around us and current issues. We strongly believe M.F.L. should provide students with a “window on the world”.
To help with Extended Learning, all students have their own Vocab Express account, to support their vocabulary learning at home.


Key Stage 4c

AQA GCSE (9-1) in French and Spanish

The new style G.C.S.E. is based around 3 themes:
1. Identity and Culture
2. Local, national, international and global areas of interest
3. Current and future study.

There is no coursework element. All 4 skills are examined at the end of Y11.

AQA GCSE is assessed in the following way:


Enrichment Opportunities for Modern Foreign Languages

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.