Head of Department: Mrs L Burgess-Williams
French, Spanish , Mandarin - weekly classes to Prep School pupils
French, Welsh, Mandarin Chinese (core part of curriculum years 7-9)
Spanish (from year 8)
GCSE in French, Spanish, Welsh, Mandarin
AS and A2 in French, Spanish, Welsh, Mandarin
This is a vibrant department where pupils are taught in both the target language and via the medium of English. A vast range of electronic resources are used to support learning. Language lessons are complemented by various foreign trips and a European project has been submitted to gain funding for work with other schools in Europe and beyond.
Numbers of students studying French and Spanish to A Level are rising. We are confident about offering Welsh at A Level too next year, subject to demand. This is a course is highly regarded by Universities as it is academically rigorous and teaches young people to construct informed arguments on a range of issues, and communicate at a high level. Many universities require evidence of success in a foreign language.
What they say about us:
“The courses I follow are interesting – I study both Spanish and French. It is fascinating to see the links between the languages” - Y11 pupil