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Language learning opens the door to a whole range of opportunities.  With the availability of French, Spanish, and German there is an option for everyone and all students continue to study a language to GCSE.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I have to sit long exams in the hall?

The longest language exam is one hour; most are between thirty to fifty minutes, depending on the exact qualification you are taking. The applied GCSE and Asset Languages don’t involve any exams in the hall. All the assessments are done in the classroom or online.

2. What is the listening paper like?

You listen to a tape as you currently do in end-of-unit tests. The language is spoken twice, and then the teacher pauses the tape, so that you have time to write your answer. The exception is the listening test for the vocational GCSE, where the test is done online.

3. What is the speaking test like?

Your own teacher conducts the speaking test, because you are used to him/her and they will know how to put you at your ease so that you can do your best.

4. Are dictionaries allowed in the exams?

No, you can only use a dictionary to help you with coursework.


Spelling Bee Year 7 Homework Project

The aim of the Spelling Bee is for students in Year 7 to practise and improve their vocabulary, spelling and memory skills in French. Learn More...

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