At OEA we believe that learning a foreign language and absorbing an entirely new culture is a sure way to become an open minded, understanding, tolerant individual. Our students can apply their competence in a new language to their career and personal goals and to help broaden their thinking. Foreign language skills are associated with increased job opportunities and gives more social and global skills.

In Year 7 students study:


School objects and describing the classroom

Alphabet and counting


Describing yourself and your family

Possessive adjectives

Where you live

Describing towns and giving directions


Sports and Games

In Year 8 students study:

Talking about families

Hobbies and free time

Invitations and excuses


Food and eating

Holidays and Travel

Past, present and future; hopes and wishes

In Year 9 students study:

What makes a good friend

Family relationships (reflexive verbs)

Going out

Describing your younger life

Free time including online activities

TV and film

Food and eating out

Family celebrations and festivals

In Year 10 students follow the AQA GCSE French course. Topics covered are:

Where you live


Transport and directions

Holidays, travel, souvenirs and holiday disasters


Healthy lifestyles

In Year 11 students follow the AQA GCSE French course. Topics covered are:

Careers and the workplace

Rights, friendship and self-reflection

The environment