All students choose a language course from those offered in Group 2. In addition to French, German and Spanish offered at Standard and Higher Levels, there are also courses that you can choose to start as a beginner (Ab initio).
Over the 2 year course, you develop an awareness of the full range of language usage ñ from colloquial idioms to formal business language. These skills are an integral part of speaking, reading and writing. We actively promote and encourage a profound understanding of culture and society in the target language countries. This focuses on teaching the language in context and developing linguistic skills, alongside increasing awareness of social, economic and political aspects.
You also have opportunities to experience language-speaking through a number of extra-curricular activities, such as exchanges to Geneva and Spain, work experience in Germany, taking part in MUNGA, competing in the UK LInguistic Olympiad and by contributing to our termly International Newsletter.