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 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.