Modern Foreign Languages

The Department believes in ensuring that every student enjoys full access to the language curriculum, has the opportunity to study French, German and/or Spanish and enjoys the highest standards of attainment of which they are capable.

We wish to encourage positive attitudes to language learning and to speakers of foreign languages and a sympathetic approach to other cultures and civilisation.

We aim to develop students’ ability to use French, German, Spanish effectively for purposes of practical communication and to form a sound base of the skills, language and attitude required for further study, work and leisure. The Department encourages students to develop an awareness of the nature of language and language learning. We believe in the importance of motivating students to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop greater independence and we promote skills of a more general application. We wish the student, through language learning, to experience enjoyment and intellectual stimulation.

Course Progression

Related Careers

Translating, interpreting, finance, law, sales and marketing, engineering, tourism, leisure, public sector, the United Nations and the European Union, media, teaching (primary and secondary), linguistics, plus knowledge of a foreign language can allow you to pursue any career at an international level.