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Modern Languages

Modern Langauges is a department within our Langauges faculty. We teach two 'modern language' subjects:

  • French
  • Spanish

Knowledge & skills

The curriculum has been developed from national Experiences and Outcomes, with a particular focus on reading, writing, listening and talking. Details of the specific content taught can be found at the bottom of this page.

S1-3

Students in all 3 years will have three periods of Modern Languages per week. During these 3 years, Modern Languages are an essential and mandatory part of the school curriculum.  

From session 2022-23, this will comprise 2 periods of French, the first foreign language which most students will have studied during their Primary years, and 1 period of Spanish.  The two languages will be taught by different teachers in an effort to reduce the likelihood of confusion. 

S1-3 classes are mixed ability. 


S4-6 French and Spanish

In S4-6, students can choose from a range of courses, including:

Awards

  • Languages for Life & Work at levels 3, 4 & 5

Nationals (N2-5)

  • French
  • Spanish

Highers

  • French
  • Spanish

Advanced Highers

  • French
  • Spanish