Welcome to Modern Foreign Languages

Meet the Team

Mr D. Caisley – Subject Leader, MFL
Mrs. K. Watson – Teacher of German

The modern foreign language department are a hard-working, experienced and committed team who strive to make language learning a stimulating and rewarding experience. We offer specialist teaching in German across Key Stages 3 and 4. We believe that learning Languages is a vital skill in today’s world, even more so than ever before, and that all students benefit from the study of languages.

Key Stage 3

The German MFL course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE AQA course in Key Stage 4. Students study German for two hours per week for the first two years at Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth. They learn to understand and communicate at a basic level in the foreign language through a wide variety of different activities. Throughout Key Stage 3, we aim to build up students’ language skills.

We develop students listening, speaking, reading and writing skills together actively promoting cultural awareness. We utilise a wide variety of authentic resources, including video and podcasts, together with online resources to support student learning.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr D Caisley, Head of MFL, Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth.

Key Stage 4
AQA GCSE (9-1) in German
At Key Stage 4, we continue to build on students’ skills from Key Stage 3. Students in Y9/Y10 complete AQA GCSE German (8668). This new GCSE specification is assessed by final exams at the end of the course, which test students on the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Further reading and information on the curriculum content studied can be found at:
German GCSEAQA

AQA GCSE German (new spec) is assessed in the following way:

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Useful Links
The following links are excellent additional resources to support the learning of our students:

GCSE Bitesize
Languages Online
www.vocabexpress.com*
Linguascope*

*Students require a username and password to access these websites.

MFL Enrichment

Our students’ success is very important to us – we offer Booster and Intervention sessions for our GCSE students, currently on a Wednesday afternoon. Please visit our Enrichment Page for details.