Modern Languages at Ivy Bank

French or German

This subject is important since French and German are two of the most useful languages in the world.

French is spoken by our closes neighbours and with the opening of the Channel Tunnel, the journey from London to Paris takes less time than the journey from London to Manchester (wet leaves on the line apart!). French is also spoken in several other European countries and some worldwide, notably in Western Africa.

German is spoken in the most populous and powerful nation in Western Europe and Germany is a leading business partner in the European Union. The German language is also used in parts of Eastern Europe and Africa.

At Ivy bank, students follow a G.S.C.E. course (AQA Examining Board), resulting in a terminal examination. Students are assessed by examination listening, speaking, reading and writing. There are two levels of examination, Foundation and Higher.

A. Simpson Head of Languages.