The world is now a much smaller place thanks to developments in technology, making the working knowledge of a foreign language an extremely important skill. Business leaders often speak of the need for the country to produce more linguists if the United Kingdom is to continue to operate effectively on the world stage and here at RMGS we are doing our best to ensure that this happens.
All students are given the opportunity to study at least two languages - a combination of French, German and Spanish.
Students have the opportunity to study languages beyond GCSE and all three languages are offered at AS and A2.
We have a foreign language assistant for each language and students spend a lot of time working in small groups with them. Many then decide to continue with their language studies at university.
To find out information about the all the sixth form courses offered please see the sixth form pages.
We are fortunate at RMGS that we are able to offer students plenty of opportunities to use their languages in the countries where they are spoken. At present we organise several very successful visits.
In Key Stage 3 there are visits to Aachen and Andalucía. GCSE students are given the opportunity to visit Paris, the Black Forest and Catalonia.
In the Sixth Form there is a trip to Berlin and we are looking into the possibility of additional trips to both France and Spain. Some students have recently taken part in an exchange with students from our partner school in Malaga.
Alex Rawlings: Why I decided to learn languages (14 and counting) -http://www.britishcouncil.org/blog/why-i-decided-learn-languages-14-and-counting
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