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Modern Languages

In the Language Department we aim to foster an enthusiasm for languages as well as an interest in the countries they are spoken in. Currently we teach four languages; French, German, Spanish and Russian.

We focus on building students' language skills in four key areas – listening, reading, speaking, and writing – and develop these skills using up-to-date course material and games from the internet. Students also benefit from practice sessions with foreign language assistants in Years 10 and 11 and sometimes earlier.

We have six dedicated classrooms, four of which are equipped with interactive whiteboards. All rooms have data projectors and computers.

All students study two languages from Year 7 with the option of French, German, Russian or Spanish, and take at least one language to GCSE. We have recently adopted the IGCSE course for French, German and Spanish, and follow the Edexcel syllabus for Russian.

Find out more about the Edexcel IGCSE in French.   

Find out more about the Edexcel IGCSE in German.

Find out more about the Edexcel IGCSE in Spanish.

Find out more about the Edexcel GCSE in Russian.

Enrichment and extra-curricular

We encourage students to take part in foreign exchanges and run regular school trips to France, Germany, Spain and Russia. We also take part in local foreign language quizzes, restaurant trips to sample the cuisine of different cultures and local and national competitions.   

Redmaids' High School
Infant & Junior

juniors@redmaidshigh.co.uk
0117 962 9451

Grange Court Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol BS9 4DP

Redmaids' High School
Senior & Sixth Form

seniors@redmaidshigh.co.uk
0117 962 2641

Westbury Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol BS9 3AW