We aim to foster an enthusiasm for languages as well as an interest in the countries they are spoken in.
We focus on building students' language skills in four key areas – listening, reading, speaking, and writing. We develop these skills using up-to-date course material as well as authentic materials and games from the internet. Students also benefit from practice sessions with foreign language assistants in Years 10 and 11 and (when possible) earlier.
The Modern Languages Department has six dedicated classrooms, four of which are equipped with interactive whiteboards. All rooms have data projectors and computers.
All students study two languages from Year 7 with the option of French, German, Russian or Spanish. All girls take at least one language to GCSE. We have recently adopted the IGCSE course for French, German and Spanish, and follow the Edexcel syllabus for Russian.
We also encourage students to take part in foreign exchanges and run school trips to France, Spain and Russia.
Find out more about the Edexcel IGCSE in French here.
Find out more about the Edexcel IGCSE in German here.
Find out more about the Edexcel IGCSE in Spanish here.
Find out more about the Edexcel GCSE in Russian here.