Radley’s Modern Foreign Languages department is proud of its history of encouraging large numbers of boys to develop their language skills at (I)GCSE and A level.
Boys joining Radley can choose two European languages to study during their first year in discussion with their families.
The current Year 9 French curriculum offers an opportunity to consolidate work done at previous schools and aims to ensure the boys have a firm grammatical foundation for the IGCSE course. For those with no exposure to French before they come to Radley, there is the opportunity of starting French with us as beginners.
The syllabus in German and Spanish is ab initio in Year 9 with the aim of providing a solid foundation for a two-year IGCSE course. Those with some knowledge of German or Spanish before they come to Radley can continue studying them in Year 9. We of course provide differentiated lessons for these pupils.
We encourage native speakers of French, German or Spanish to explore other languages in their first year, although the best option may be different for each individual. Private tuition can be arranged for languages that are not taught in the department
Our current provision
|Year 9||Two European Languages from French, German and Spanish||Taster sessions in additional languages such as Mandarin and Italian.|
|Year 10 & 11||One European Language (a choice of French, German or Spanish).||Up to two more European languages (IGCSE) or Mandarin (HSK Level 2).|