St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey

St Mary's Catholic College
A Voluntary Aided Academy

Languages

Learning a language has never been more important. We live in a global economy and must compete with our European partners for economic success. At St Mary’s, the MFL department is committed to providing our students with the language tools required to be successful in today’s markets.

At St Mary’s, the cultural as well as linguistic development of our students is a high priority. We maintain regular pen pal links with our partner schools in France and Germany and also run two trips abroad, one early in year 9 and one at the end of year 10.

Students follow a programme of study in either French or German, but those who show a talent for languages have the option to study both languages at GCSE, picking up the new language ab initio, and reaching GCSE standard in 2 years. Both languages are offered to A level standard and many of our students go on to pursue a language degree at University.

Learning a language is the passport to better career prospects, higher earnings, improved communication skills and a broader mind.