Modern Foreign Languages

Miss Polly White  (Head of Department) BA (UCL) PGCE (King's) French, Spanish
Mrs Christina Balsom  Lehrerin des Lehramtes an Grund- Haupt- und Realschulen (Lüneburg) QTS German
Mrs Susana Camprubí-Reches  BA (Barcelona) MEd (Cardiff) Spanish
Mrs Benedikt Chamberlain Master (France and Rostock University Germany) Master's (Rouen France) QTS French, German
Mrs Ludivine Fitzwater Licence (Valenciennes) QTS (CiLT) French
Mrs Marimar Tyler BA PGCE (OU) French, Spanish
Mrs Taryn Zimmermann  BA (Leeds) PGCE (Manchester) German, Spanish
Mrs Beatrice Beaup  MBA (Surrey) PGCE (Greenwich) French Language Assistant
Mrs Paulina Bravo de Amesti  BA Spanish Lang, MA Hispanic Lit, PGCE (Universidad Católica de Chile) Spanish Language Assistant

Modern Foreign Languages are taught to all students from Year 7 onwards. In Years 7 and 8, pupils choose to study one language from French, German or Spanish. In Year 9, pupils continue with their chosen language and may also opt to study a second language, choosing from French, German or Spanish. All pupils take at least one language for GCSE. All three languages are offered at A level. Native-speaking language assistants provide one-to-one conversation with Sixth Form students, helping to develop fluency in the language. 

Language trips

We try to give the girls the opportunity to visit Germany, France or Spain through exchange visits and cultural home-stay trips.  Recent trips have taken the girls to Munich, Nice and Granada.