The Modern Languages Department firmly believes that learning a language is a core life skill. High quality teaching and learning is enhanced with an international dimension that continuously contextualises students’ learning. All our students have the opportunity to experience other cultures and in this context fulfil their academic, social and personal potential. Pupils learn languages in a creative and stimulating environment in which they feel confident to take risks and succeed.
The Department runs an engaging programme of events including trips, national competitions and exchanges abroad.
In Language lesson at Key Stage 5 the boys embark upon life enhancing, in-depth exploration of the language and culture they study. By having the opportunity to research their own areas of interest, they develop the necessary skills to become independent learners who are ready for Higher Education. This challenging, broad and ambitious course opens up countless future career possibilities.
Students are assessed through three papers:
- Listening, Reading & Translation into English
- Written Translation into Spanish and response to a literary text/film essay question
- Speaking -discussion of a theme and presentation & discussion on independent research project.