Come learn a language with us and be a part of the great, wide world. Learning a language will enrich your life. You will learn about other countries and cultures and develop a skill which is very highly valued by employers and universities alike. In fact, a recent survey by CILT found that employers rank foreign language skills as second only to IT when it comes to finding the right candidate. Remember also that a good GCSE in a language is a requirement of the English Baccalaureate award (EBacc).
We are proud to announce that the academy was awarded International School status in 2012; certainly our annual foreign visits and languages projects play a significant role in attaining and keeping this award.
The academy offers French or Spanish from beginner to A level. Gifted linguists also study German as a second foreign language from Year 8 and can continue this to GCSE or A Level. Congratulations to those students who have been selected to learn German! We are very excited that more pupils are now learning Spanish at the academy since it was first introduced in September 2014 and we offer a very warm welcome to our new Head of Spanish, Miss Quick.
With our very own languages website, home learning is also fun. This popular website is jam-packed with games and activities to help learners at every level to succeed in language learning and it is widely used by other top schools. You could even teach yourself some Russian! Click on this link and give it a try now.
In addition, the academy has arranged subscriptions to vocabexpress.com for all pupils studying French, Spanish and German in Years 7-11 to help build their knowledge of the language and so make even better progress. Parents are asked to encourage their son or daughter to take advantage of this opportunity at home on a regular basis; this will also help pupils to improve in spelling in English.