Pupils begin to learn languages with the introduction of French in Year 5 and German or Spanish in Year 8. The programme of study enables pupils to learn through the four language skill areas i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Pupils are taught to use language effectively with the emphasis being on practical communication skills and through the use of target language.
The aim of the language department is to stimulate an interest in all aspects of language and culture to encourage pupils to pursue languages at a higher level. The grammar element also allows more able pupils to manipulate the languages.