Modern Languages

Modern Languages

A Level

Modern Languages in the Sixth Form bring together the practical skills which remain as assets throughout life; in work, travel and leisure.

Developing and debating ideas in a foreign tongue will give our Eltham College students the confidence to communicate. They will learn to organise thoughts and present themselves with self-assurance and clarity. Universities and employers want candidates who can think independently, have original ideas and who cope under pressure in unfamiliar situations.

Languages are challenging but can instill courage, enable open-mindedness and open up opportunities to work almost anywhere in the world without restricting career choice.
Languages are rewarding and enjoyable through the enriching experience of another country’s society, literature, cuisine, cinema and attitudes; they also provide a frame of reference for one’s own culture, enabling better understanding.

The ability to speak an additional or multiple languages is a much-valued skill by employers looking to retain Britain’s position in the global economy and some students choose to study two at A Level. All languages are supported by native speaker teachers who help to prepare students for the oral component, which is a major element in any A Level language examination.

Sixth Form

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Eltham College students buck national trend with stronger A level results than 2019 We’re pleased to announce that students at Eltham College have attained excellent A-level results 2023 that are, in most cases, higher than those achieved in 2019 – the year to which the government has said that they want to return A-level grades.
Eltham College are delighted to announce that our Phonetic Name Pronunciation initiative ‘Every Name Matters’ has won the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Award at the prestigious annual AMCIS Impact awards hosted by AMCIS (Admissions, Marketing and Communications in Independent Schools) at their annual conference on the evening of Monday 15th May.
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Eltham College was extremely grateful to Tom Ilube CBE for speaking to both staff and pupils about his eclectic career and how he has benefitted from the resilience he developed by trying new things and failing fast.