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British Council

Going beyond bilingual

We recognise that our students will be stepping out into a globalised world where the ability to speak more than one language will give them a head start. 

Languages are at the heart of our school. Our pupils:

  • speak Spanish as a first language
  • learn in English at the same level as students in the UK
  • study French for at least five years
  • can choose to study Mandarin from Year 9
  • can choose to study German from Year 10
  • can choose to learn further languages at our after school club.

Learning another language goes far beyond just being able to communicate in that language – you learn another way of thinking. Our pupils develop an enriched, more complex personality and an enhanced capacity for further language learning. They also have a greater openness to new cultural experiences.

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