About

What languages do we offer?

At Musselburgh Grammar School, the Modern Languages faculty offers four language qualifications:

  • French (S1 to S6)
  • Spanish (S1 to S6
  • German (S3 to S6)
  • Italian (S5 & S6)
  • ESOL (S4 to S6)

Studying a modern language is a compulsory part of the Broad General Education (BGE) curriculum, which is taught to all pupils in the junior phase (S1, S2 & S3).  For pupils in the senior phase (S4, S5 & S6), study of a modern language is elective.

What qualifications do we offer?

Currently, we offer qualifications at the following levels:

French: National 3, National 4, National 5, Higher and Adv. Higher.

Spanish: National 3, National 4, National 5, Higher and Adv. Higher.

German: National 3, National 4, National 5, Higher and Adv. Higher.

Italian: National 3, National 4, National 5 and Higher.

ESOL: National 5 and Higher.

When do we offer our language courses?

We offer our courses at various points across the junior and senior phases.  Currently, we offer languages in the following years:

S1: 3 periods of Modern Languages (2 of French; 1 of Spanish)

S2: 3 periods of Modern Languages (2 of French; 1 of Spanish)

S3: 3 periods of any Modern Language chosen (French, Spanish and/or German)

S4: 4 periods of any Modern Language chosen (French, Spanish and/or German).  ESOL offered at the discretion of the Principal Teacher.

S5: 6 periods of any Modern Language chosen (French, Spanish, Italian and/or German).  ESOL offered at the discretion of the Principal Teacher.

S6: 6 Periods of any Modern Language chosen at Higher or National Qualification level (French, Spanish, Italian and/or German).  Number of periods taught per week vary for Advanced Higher Modern Languages dependent on class size.

Welcome to the Modern Languages Department