Modern Foreign Languages

We have a strong and successful languages department at Virgo Fidelis, with examination results consistently well above the national average. In the lower school, we introduce pupils to a range of language skills: listening, understanding, speaking, reading and writing in the target language. We do this through a range of common contexts and themes, such as identity, culture, travel, school and future aspirations. We believe languages should appeal to all students and we expect many students to take a Modern Foreign Language up to GCSE.

Our Advanced Level language courses have been developed to inspire students who have an appreciation of the language, literature, film and culture of the French and Spanish speaking world. We want students to develop an advanced level knowledge and understanding of language and culture as well as practical and valuable language and transferable study skills. This will help to prepare students for higher education and enhance their employability profile. Work experience is on offer through  the Acorn Work Experience programme.

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