Allerton High School, Leeds
West Yorkshire LS17 7AG

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Curriculum Team Leader

Mrs R Coronil-Hunter -


There is a wide range of languages currently available to students at Allerton High School, including French, Spanish, Hebrew and Panjabi. Our language course has the aim of fostering pupils’ curiosity and deepening their understanding of the world.


Key Stage 3

Year 7

Students begin the study of either French or Spanish. Students follow their language course for four hours per fortnight. The topics covered include the following:

  • Basic introductions and personal details
  • Family
  • School
  • House and Home
  • My town


Year 8

Students continue with the same language, with the same number of hours per fortnight. The topics covered in year 8 include:

  • Free time activities
  • Food and drink
  • Clothes and shopping
  • Holidays

Key Stage 4

We actively encourage as many students as possible to choose to study a language beyond Key Stage 3. Students may choose to follow either a three-year language course starting in Year 9, or a one-year language course which can be completed in either Year 10 or 11. Most students opt for the GCSE course in the language that they have studied in Key Stage 3, although we do allow a small number of students to begin a new language from scratch at Key Stage 4. Students study their language course for five hours per fortnight.

GCSE Spanish Specification

GCSE French Specification

GCSE Panjabi Specification

GCSE Hebrew Specification


Post 16

Students who choose to continue their language study beyond GCSE will follow the AQA A-level specification. The A-level is a two-year linear course with all assessments at the end of the two years.

Topics studied include

  • Changes in Family Life
  • Cyber-society
  • Culture and Herutage
  • Law and Order
  • Political Life
  • Immigration

A-Level Spanish Specification

A-Level French Specification


Extra-curricular activities

We are committed to providing students with opportunities to use the foreign language outside the classroom, as we believe that students’ motivation and engagement will be significantly increased if they are given such opportunities and if they can see how the foreign language can be used in real-life situations. In the past, the school has organised trips to Paris, Cologne and Bilbao.

The school also has good links with the University of Leeds and this year, our GCSE students have taken part in a ‘French in Business’ study day at the University. Our A-level students will also be taking part in a Linguastars residential trip at the University this summer and have been to see an authentic French play performed by the University students.

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