French

At Edge Grove our aim is to develop pupils’ confidence and ability in French and to give them an appreciation of other languages and cultures.

In Pre-Prep the emphasis is on fun songs and games with lots of active learning. As they move to Lower School pupils begin to expand their understanding of written French and continue learning through engaging and interactive lessons making use of games, iPads and a variety of educational websites. Once they move to Middle and Upper School we work on all four skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. Pupils can sit Entrance and Scholarship exams for a range of academically selective independent schools. They then start working on exciting French projects. Results at 13+ have been consistently very good.

We are very proud of our visits abroad, our French Day and International events that provide pupils with exposure to life in a different country through cultural and educational activities. We currently have a trip to Paris in year 6 and one trip to Normandy in year 7. Pupils love using French in a real-life context and they return eager to learn more.

Other Languages

In addition to teaching French, we run Spanish, Italian and Mandarin Clubs as part of the Activities Programme, providing the opportunity for pupils to learn about another language and its culture in a fun and relaxed environment.