Modern Foreign Languages are essential for communicating with others in the wider world, extremely helpful in securing a place in a good university and more importantly in finding a well-paid job. Graduates who speak a foreign language earn an average of 5% more than other graduates. In studying Languages, students develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing that they will need in later life and employment. Students learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively.
Here is an overview of the provision of languages at SRA:
1. All students will learn French in Year 7.
2. Students will learn both French and Spanish in Year 8.
3. GCSE courses in languages are two years long, starting in Year 10. They can choose from any combination of French, Spanish and Bangla.
4. At Key Stage 4, a foreign language is no longer compulsory, but the majority of students choose to study at least one language to GCSE.