Language colleges were introduced in 1995, one year after the first technology colleges.
Since then they have grown steadily, with each one developing its own particular character. All try to achieve the aims outlined in the Language College Mission Statement.
Language Colleges raise standards of achievement in languages for all students across the ability range. They are active partners in a learning society with their local families of schools and their communities, sharing resources and developing and sharing good practice.
Language colleges promote an educational culture which is international, technological and vocational. They raise the post 16 participation rate in languages, and provide young people with the skills needed to progress into employment, further training or higher education according to their individual abilities, aptitudes and ambitions.
Outstanding results in Languages at St Julie’s
This summer saw the best language results in recent years at St Julie’s Catholic High School. Overall 92% of our year 11 students achieved a pass at GCSE A* to C or equivalent. This is a fantastic level of performance and congratulations to all students and staff for working so hard to achieve these results.
In French GCSE 98% of students achieved grades A* to C and in Spanish 78% of students achieved to the same level. The number of candidates awarded the top grades of A*/A was also most impressive with a total of thirty five across French and Spanish. Eight students were awarded A*/A grades in both French and Spanish at GCSE level.
At “A Level” the achievements were also very pleasing with a 100% pass rate at grades A* to C. We entered students for French, German and Spanish “A Level” and we are really proud of their achievements. We wish them all good luck as they continue with their education at universities across the country.
The Languages Department is already hard at work analysing exam results and exam specifications to see how we can build on this outstanding performance with our current key stage 4 and key stage 5 students. We know it will be hard to do even better but we are certainly ready for the challenge.
Once again well done to everyone!
Mr Davenport & Ms Mathison
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