We are developing the diplomats and business leaders of the future – fluent and confident in a foreign tongue.
The Spanish department offers a rich and exciting curriculum which aims to equip pupils with knowledge of the language as well as the culture of the Hispanic world. We achieve this through authentic teaching resources, interactive learning strategies and pupil projects, such as plays and day trips, which allow them to explore real-life contexts with a focus on the four key language skills; speaking, listening, reading and writing.
The Spanish assistant provides intense language sessions. This unique opportunity allows pupils to practise their Spanish with a native speaker in small groups. Furthermore, we have established a “pen-pal” relationship with a school in the Canary Islands which allows the pupils to write to “real” Spanish people of their own age which provides opportunities to broaden cultural horizons and gives our students a view of life from a different perspective.