Modern languages skills are a pre-requisite in today’s professional job market and we promote advanced study of languages both as a specialisation and alongside any other combination of subjects.
We aim to help pupils to use their knowledge with growing confidence and competence to understand what they hear and read, and to express themselves confidently in speaking and writing.
However, we aim to promote language confidence and skills for real-world purposes as well as academic ones.
Successful language learning engenders cultural and social understanding and empathy.
Pupils are offered opportunities to practise their language skills in context and learn more about other countries through a programme of courses and visits abroad.
European Day of Languages
Monday 26th September
We celebrated the European Day of Languages on Monday with a continental café. Year 6 and 7 enjoyed food and drink served by the Year 10s, who used French, Spanish and German when speaking to the younger pupils.
There was a successful European quiz in the format of “Who wants to be a Millionaire?” and the teams from Year 6 were the winners. Every pupil spoke at least one word in a foreign language and everyone enjoyed the experience.
- GCSE Exam Results