The languages department teaches two languages, French and Spanish.
Key Stage 3
In Year 7, 8 and 9, pupils study French.
In Year 9 pupils are given the opportunity to study Spanish as a second language after school.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 all pupils are required to study at least one foreign language. In Year 10 pupils who have studied Spanish after school in Year 9 have a choice to study Spanish.
The languages department uses a communicative approach with an emphasis on oral skill development. Pupils practise listening, speaking, reading and writing in the foreign language on a variety of topics together with the use of a wide variety of learning resources and teaching methods. There are several opportunities to visit French and Spanish speaking countries throughout the Key Stages.