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Welcome to Languages

Welcome to the languages department where students are encouraged to learn about their own and different languages.

The main language offered is Spanish and we also encourage students to complete a GCSE in their home language too. Our vision is to inspire students to be curious about other cultures and concepts and consider their awareness of others.

Our aims:

  • To share our passion for other people’s language and culture
  • To motivate students to want to know more about languages
  • To give students an opportunity to rise above the rest in this extremely competitive world.

Our curriculum

All students in Year 7 & 8 study either French or Spanish.

Students are encouraged to continue with the language and follow a GCSE course until the end of Year 11 as part of the Ebacc curriculum. In addition to either French or Spanish, students are given the opportunity to engage with GCSE level qualifications relating to their first language where this is not English so that these skills are formalised, certificated and recognised by employers.


Students study four elements of the GCSE; listening, speaking, writing and reading.

They have examinations in each element.


All students are set homework in line with academy policy.