Modern Languages

Learning another language opens up new opportunities and gives you perspectives that you might never have encountered otherwise. Personal, professional, social, and economic considerations all point to the advantages of learning foreign languages.

Our Modern Languages team is dedicated to opening doors for pupils to enjoy, learn and appreciate language learning and its essential life skills. We recognise the highly competitive world awaiting our pupils and that the need for them to be able to speak two languages or more has never been greater.

From motivating lessons and MFL specific careers events, to cultural trips and exchange programmes, we strive to foster a love for the new and a thirst for cultural awareness.

The Modern Languages department currently offers the following languages as curriculum subjects at the School:



Mandarin (A-Level)

For keen linguists (especially those considering a career in the FCDO or GCHQ) we run a two-year fast-track Russian GCSE programme, usually starting in Year 11. This takes place after school following the Edexcel exam board schemes of work.

We also run a variety of languages clubs including Italian Club, Spanish Speaking and La Société Française. View the Extra-Curricular Activities page for more information.

Languages class
Mandarin class
Spanish exchange