French offers students the opportunity to engage with all aspects of French language and culture. This is highly important in light of our membership of the European Union. One of the great strengths of our school is the fact that all students get to experience this modern European language, opening up the opportunities that are available in our interconnected world.
Our French department is keen to offer students experiences beyond the normal, essential work of the classroom, to engage them further with the Francophone world. The study of French means learning about French life and culture and developing an awareness of the customs, traditions and ways of life in France and in French-speaking countries.
Students develop the important skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in French. When learning the language, students have the opportunity to use it in authentic situations relevant to modern life. As students’ interest, confidence and proficiency in French grows they can further immerse themselves in topics and develop the skills to express their own opinions and knowledge of the world around them.