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Spanish added to Modern Foreign Languages curriculum from next academic year

Spanish added to Modern Foreign Languages curriculum from next academic year

Lodovica Cadena Torrero

An exciting new change will be taking place at Rydal Penrhos’ Modern Foreign Languages department from the next academic year.

The school has announced that it will be moving from German to Spanish from September, with Year 8 pupils being offered two lessons per week as part of the move.

This will coincide with the French studies before each pupil gets the chance to choose which of the languages they will take on as part of their GCSE curriculum.

Those wishing to study German can still do so, with department head Susan Livingstone confirming that enrichment sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4.30-5.10pm will give pupils’ this opportunity.

Moving to Spanish is the latest academic change at the school since the arrival of Headmaster Simon Smith, which has also seen the new A-level Psychology course met with a hugely positive response.

Mrs Livingstone, said: “It is imperative that we provide pupils with the best possible tools for success, in order for them to leave Rydal Penrhos equipped to take on the wider world and thrive in a highly competitive job market.

“Languages are a skill for life and will always be seen as an asset to any employer, and we aim to give them the opportunity to achieve as well as they possibly can in one or more languages and to develop a cultural sensitivity which will carry forward into future contexts.”

Anyone wishing to more about the changes to the Modern Foreign Languages department can do so by emailing info@rydalpenrhos.com.

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