Modern Languages Department has a long tradition of academic excellence. GCSE, A Level and IB examination results are consistently outstanding. Applications to read modern languages at elite universities are usual and pupils are supported through the application process including Oxbridge preparation.
The following languages and courses are offered: AQA French, German and Spanish A Level and GCSE, IB Language A and Language B in French, German and Spanish and ab initio level in Spanish and Italian. We also offer a number of minority languages according to demand such as: Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Italian, Polish and Russian. We actively encourage pupils to continue with a foreign language in the senior school and promote the importance of learning languages as part of an outward looking philosophy and a commitment to embracing other cultures.
At Stonyhurst the number of pupils studying languages is consistently on the rise due to outstanding teaching, from committed and dedicated members of staff. We seek to develop in all our pupils a love for other cultures and an interest in the wider world, together with good verbal and written communication skills which will serve them well in their adult lives.
The modern languages department is well-resourced, having a dedicated suite of classrooms, which includes its own computer room with 24 workstations. All classrooms are equipped with electronic screens and a range of online resources and subscriptions to enhance the range of language learning resources available to pupils and teachers. The department comprises 7 full-time members staff and, in non-covid times, full-time language assistants who provide support in lessons and who conduct 1-1 speaking classes for examination cohorts. The department works closely with the EAL department and Classics department to deliver a comprehensive programme of language provision for our international cohort.
We aim to give our language learners the opportunity to visit a other countries in order to really embed their language skills and fully experience the culture. In recent years there have been trips to France, Spain, Germany, Cuba and Uruguay. Our international Jesuit network provides a wealth of opportunities for teachers and pupils to link up with other Jesuit schools throughout the world. In addition to foreign visits, the department runs a number of clubs and societies which are pupil driven such as the German film society, the Hispanic society and flamenco dancing classes to name just a few.
The closing date for applications is Monday 19th April at 12noon. Interviews will be held Friday 30th April.
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The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through with sixth form
- Students of mixed gender, age 3 - 18 years