Modern Languages

 

To have another language is to possess a second soul.
‒Charlemagne

Welcome to the Faculty of Modern Languages.

Ms L Morris – Faculty Head – French and Spanish

Mr V Méthivier – French

Mrs. M Bream – French and German

Mrs. K McSeveney – French and German

 

Broad General Education

S1- All pupils receive three fifty minute periods of language learning (French ) where pupils spend term one and two consolidating pupils prior language learning and ensuring that learners have the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively tackle our level 3 curriculum. Topics covered include School, who am I?, La Francophonie and cultural inputs such as Euro Quiz and French propaganda during World War One.

Pupils will receive a block of either German or Spanish in term four.

S2 – All pupils receive three fifty minute periods of language learning (French ) where pupils build on their language knowledge by increasing their vocabulary and grammar and enhancing their four language skills (listening, reading writing and talking). This ensures that learners have the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively move towards achieving a level 4 curriculum and prepares them for making a choice into S3. Topics covered include family and friends, sports and hobbies, countries and cultural inputs such as Life in the Trenches and French Colonialism.

Pupils will receive a block of either German or Spanish in term three.

S3 – Pupils are offered a small degree of choice in S3 in order to allow for appropriate progression into National 4 and 5 courses whilst ensuring that pupils still receive their Modern Languages entitlement.

French

German

Spanish

Languages for Life *

In all courses, pupils receive three fifty minute periods of language learning where pupils build on their language knowledge by increasing their vocabulary and grammar and enhancing their four language skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Talking). The S3 Modern Languages courses blend pupils learning ensuring they access a stimulating level 4 curriculum as well as preparing pupils for National Certificates.

*Languages for Life.

This course is by invitation only.

This course aims to develop pupils’ language learning whilst also focusing on improving their global literacy in order for them to enhance their literacy skills before moving on to complete National qualifications in S4. The course has been designed specifically for pupils who we feel would benefit from enhanced literary provision or for pupils who would be unsuited to the demands of a whole S3 Modern Languages Curriculum.

As part of the course, pupils will have the opportunity to learn French, German and Spanish whilst also working towards a variety of Modern Languages qualifications and also spending time working on key elements of literacy such as reading and spelling.

The Modern Languages Department aims to ensure that pupils select a course which is relevant, encourages pupils to achieve well and meets the needs of each individual learner. With this in mind, the S3 Languages for Life course is open to pupils who have been identified by Modern Languages and Guidance staff as pupils who would benefit from an alternative S3 course.

National Courses

(N4-Advanced Higher) – French

(N4 – Advanced Higher) – German

(N4-N5) – Spanish

Please see the SQA website for full details on National courses: https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/45775.html

Other useful information about National Courses can be found on the National Parent Forum of Scotland:

https://www.npfs.org.uk/downloads/