Community Languages

About 30% of our students speak another language at home, in addition to English. There are GCSE courses available in many of these languages, which will give you recognition of your prowess in your first language. Like taught languages, the GCSE courses all include a requirement to be able to speak, listen, read and write in your community language to the same standard as other GCSE languages.
Although we do not deliver teaching of your community language, we are able to support you through the completion of the specification and are able to arrange for you to sit the examination at school.
For further information, please speak to either Ms Morris or Mrs Khan in the EAL Department.

Languages Available

Unfortunately, not all community languages have GCSEs
available, but if you are proficient in any of the languages
listed, we can help you sit your GCSE. All these languages
count in the EBacc element.

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • Greek (Classical or Modern)
  • Gujurati
  • Hebrew (Biblical or Modern)
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Modern Hebrew
  • Panjabi
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Additionally, some students may also be able to sit iGCSE in:

  • Bangladesh Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Pakistan Studies
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