All linguists have 9 hours of teaching over two weeks, which includes an intensive hour of grammar learning.

As a department, we are supported by three Foreign Language Assistants who work closely with the classroom teacher and provide an additional one hour of conversation each week in groups of four or less.

Spanish students learning the flamenco during a trip to Santander

Y12 and 13 Spanish students during their work experience trip to Spain


Year 12 student

"I study French, German, Classics and Maths with Mechanics. I hope to study French and German at University as I have a great interest in languages and other cultures. Languages at Coombe are especially good as they have up to date resources, trips and specialist teachers who offer so much help and support - which is great as the jump from GCSE to A level can be quite difficult."

Head of Department: Ms J Rudenko

'If you have ever dreamed of living overseas or travelling the world with work, or simply improving your communication technique, then gaining an A Level qualification in a modern foreign language will enable you to make those dreams become a reality. Through studying Spanish language and Hispanic culture in detail students gain a thorough understanding of the grammar as well as learning valuable transferable skills in writing, speaking and debating on current social issues. These skills are highly valued in the world of work and employers are seeking students who have a breadth of knowledge including foreign languages for a variety of occupations. Learning a language at A Level will open doors that would otherwise be closed and it allows you to access learning on a global scale.'

Please see more information about this subject and slides on biology transition work below.

A Level Spanish June 2018.140876241.pdf
Spanish Transition work 2020.199043683.pdf