Spanish at Stratford Girls’ Grammar School is geared towards language acquisition through an entirely communicative approach, aimed at building skills, confidence and exam technique. With an average score of 80%, we excel in developing essay writing skills and are proud that our students regularly outperform other Spanish learners throughout the UK.
Sixth Form Curriculum
SGGS ensure A-level students develop a knowledge of vocabulary and structures, acquire transferable language learning skills and gain awareness and understanding of different countries and communities. Useful insight into other cultures is reflected throughout Sixth Form learning, including various aspects of contemporary society.
In addition, our students are given the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Hispanic culture through participation in the school’s Sixth Form Exchange Programme with IES Cavaleri, our partner school in Seville, during a week which is conceived as a mini-Erasmus stay. Undertaking a Spanish exchange ensures the topics covered in the syllabus are brought to life in a real and inspirational setting.
Students benefit from approximately ten hours of teaching every two weeks in addition to conversation lessons with a language assistant. The MFL Department has a language laboratory equipped with the latest technology and resources so that students can take advantage of a range of films, reading and listening resources to maximise learning.
Studying a Modern Foreign Language at A-level enhances employment prospects, facilitates foreign travel and promotes the enjoyment and motivation of improving linguistic skill. Highly prized by higher education institutions and sought after by employers, the National Centre for Languages claim that 60% of UK trade is with non-English speaking countries and that customers addressed in their mother tongue are three times more likely to buy.
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