The study of Languages at Radnor House is delivered with the aim to promote and develop confident and passionate linguists.
French and Spanish are taught from Year 5 upwards and Latin is taught to all pupils in Years 7 and 8. Alongside the development of the four key skills areas; Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, pupils have the opportunity to expand their intercultural understanding and appreciate the customs and traditions of countries where these languages are spoken. Languages make a significant contribution to preparation for citizenship through developing knowledge and understanding of different cultures and traditions in countries where the language is spoken.
Through learning another language, pupils have the opportunity to develop literacy and presentation skills as well as a wider range of cross-curricular links through the study of geographical regions, key historical events and the religions and practices of different countries where the language studied is spoken. Pupils will study French and Spanish in the Junior School and French, Spanish and Latin Years 7 & 8. In year 9, pupils can select their preferred languages options and choose to focus on two language subjects. Pupils are also required to choose one language option as part of their GCSE subjects.