Modern Foreign Languages

The MFL team at Outwood Academy Danum is made up of passionate and experienced members of staff and we currently offer French, German and Spanish from KS3-5. We are all exceptionally enthusiastic about our subject, having all lived and worked abroad. We strive to offer students a wide and varied curriculum to both deepen their knowledge of language and their appreciation of different cultures. We work collaboratively, which ensures that there is a consistent approach from all teachers and that best practice is always shared. We believe that learning a language is not just about learning grammar and vocabulary but about developing personal skills and a broader outlook on the world through the medium of the foreign language.

We are proud of the department’s outcomes historically and many of our students express their enjoyment of our lessons and have gone on to study MFL at P16 and beyond.

Meet the team

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Mr A Wardley

Head of Department a.wardley@danum.outwood.com

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Miss A Tate

Second in Department a.tate@danum.outwood.com

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Miss A Koesling

Teacher of MFL a.koesling@danum.outwood.com

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Miss P Renshaw

Teacher of MFL p.renshaw@danum.outwood.com

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Miss S Henderson

Teacher of MFL s.henderson@danum.outwood.com

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Key Stage 3

The MFL course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE course in Key Stage 4. We develop students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills together actively promoting cultural awareness and utilising a wide variety of authentic resources to support student learning across a range of topics.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught, please contact: Mr A Wardley.

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) in French/German/Spanish

We are currently using the AQA specification which covers the following topics:

Theme 1: Identity and culture – me, my family and friends; technology in everyday life; free-time activities; customs and festivals in German-speaking countries/communities

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest – home, town, neighbourhood and region; social issues; global issues; travel and tourism

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment – my studies; life at school/college; education post-16; jobs; career choices and ambitions

GCSE French/German/Spanish is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course, please contact: Mr A Wardley.

Key Stage 5

AQA GCE A Level French
• Social issues and trends – aspects of French-speaking society: current trends; aspects of French-speaking society: current issues
• Political and artistic culture – artistic culture in the French-speaking world; aspects of political life in the French-speaking world
• Grammar
• Works: one text and one film
• Individual research project

AQA GCE A Level German
• Social issues and trends – aspects of German-speaking society; multiculturalism in German-speaking society
• Political and artistic culture – artistic culture in the German-speaking world; aspects of political life in the German-speaking world
• Grammar
• Works: one text and one film
• Individual research project

AQA GCE A Level Spanish
• Social issues and trends – aspects of Hispanic society; multiculturalism in Hispanic society
• Political and artistic culture – artistic culture in the Hispanic world; aspects of political life in the Hispanic world
• Grammar
• Works: one text and one film
• Individual research project

GCE A Level French/German/Spanish is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course, please contact: Mr A Wardley

Enrichment Opportunities for MFL

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