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Here are some ideas from university and Year 12/13 students:

  • It’s fun
  • you find out about other people and cultures
  • knowing a language makes you more employable
  • they lead you into other subjects
  • you make new friends
  • you learn about yourself and your own country
  • it gives you more confidence
  • great for holidays!
  • gives you communication skills…

Still need convincing?

What the Y10/11 students say:

  • Learning one language makes it easier for you to learn another
  • if you go to another country and you need help, you can ask. 
  • it makes you much more open-minded to people and their culture


This is what top employers say they are looking for in a new employee:

  • Social skills
  • ability to work in a team
  • communication skills
  • problem solving skills
  • confidence
  • experience
  • openmindedness
  • flexibility
  • cultural awareness
  • ability to network in the local language

Learning a language makes you stand out from the crowd, and provides a pathway into many and varied fields of employment, including:

  • Banking & finance
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Services
  • Civil Service
  • Engineering
  • Event Management
  • Financial Services
  • Interpreting
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • MI5 / CID
  • Public Services
  • Teaching
  • Technology
  • Translation
  • Travel & Tourism

Curriculum Offer

Lower School – Year 7/8

All students follow either French or German in Year 7, 8 and 9.

In Year 7, students are selected to become a dual linguist and study a second language from the beginning of Year 8.  This could be either French or German (depending on what they are already studying). 

GCSE- Languages

Students must do at least one Language to GCSE, either French or German. They can opt to study two languages at GCSE level.

AQA GCSE French- Click Here      

AQA GCSE German- Click Here           

A Level Languages

AQA A Level French- Click Here     

AQA A Level German- Click Here