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Yewlands Academy

Modern Foreign Languages

At Yewlands, we believe in the transformative effects of Modern Foreign Languages. They can play a vital role in the future of our students, opening the doors of possibility and opportunity.  

In this time of globalization, languages are essential in the 21st century and provide students with lifelong skills. 

Having a GCSE in a modern language is looked upon favourably by both colleges and employers. 

The ability to communicate with other people in their own language can play a valuable part in forming relationships, building mutual understanding and trust, and developing the networks upon which business opportunities depend. 

We offer a wide Spanish curriculum Spanish at Yewlands. Our Modern Foreign Languages department has run successful visits to Spanish restaurants and to the Spanish department at the University of Sheffield in the past, giving students the opportunity to practice their language skills and immerse themselves in the culture of another country. In the future, we hope that we will be offering further opportunities for cultural development including salsa classes and Spanish Film Club. 

Curriculum overview 

A modern language is one of the five subjects which make up what is known as ‘EBacc’ (English Baccalaureate) 

The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all students: 

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources 
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation 
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt 
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied. 


Curriculum Plan