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  • French and Spanish from beginners' level to GCSE and A-Level
  • Small groups for maximum language practice
  • Lively methods and materials

Here are some very good reasons for stuyding a language.

    • It broadens your career prospects. You can work in other countries.
    • It helps you to develop useful, transferable study skills.
    • It makes you more adaptable, creative and insightful.
    • Language graduates tend to earn more and be more sensitive to cultural differences.

In the languages department we are adept at helping girls to settle swiftly into the language classes in year 7 (Upper 3) - Year 9 (Upper 4), even if they have not studied the language before.

We are a lively, enthusiastic and very successful department. The small, friendly classes allow girls to take part in challenging but accessible lessons designed to cater for a broad ability range. We aim to make girls proficient in at least one language by the time they leave school.

At GCSE, pupils learn to understand, talk and write about a range of topics including themselves and their family, their town and local area, leisure activities, healthy living and holidays.

A-Level students learn about current issues in French-speaking society and political and artistic life in the French-speaking world.

The department offers visits across the UK, as well as to mainland Europe, to enable girls to put their language skills into practice in real life situations.

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