French is popular and many pupils continue with their studies to GCSE. Up to Year 11 we use a variety of material but our main textbook is ‘Studio’, followed by the AQA Higher Tier GCSE book for Years 10 and 11, along with its online platform Activelearn. 

In Year 11, students sit the AQA GCSE. All girls take Higher Level papers. Emphasis is placed on improving the four skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing as well as on the understanding of the necessary grammar, which includes a range of tenses. We also aim to reach beyond the textbook and to promote cultural awareness and a sense of fun.