In the Modern Foreign Languages Department we teach both French and Spanish. All students begin Year 7 by learning French, before having the option (depending on ability) to take up Spanish in Year 8; in preparation for their options in Year 9. Both languages are popular option choices.
Students are also given the opportunity to visit Paris during Key Stage 3 and it has proven to be a trip full of many wonderful memories. In addition to the trip to Paris, the department has been able to offer an invaluable opportunity for students to savour the delights of mainland Spain. It is hoped that such wonderful and sometimes life-changing experiences can instil a strong sense of language learning which many young people take with them into adulthood.
Having a language at A level opens a wealth of opportunities in employment. International and Multi-national companies are always seeking linguists to be able to work with businesses abroad. Other professions open to you would include interpreting, teaching and interpreting. Having a language together with IT. Law, Finance or Sales Skills would also open up many more employment opportunities.