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11/07/19

Retweetd From Kristy MacDonald

I had a the absolute pleasure of watching the yr 7 drama class performing Henry V at the Globe today - such an amazing experience for them (and they were awesome), truly🎭❤️

11/07/19

Proud of the contribution of each and every one: brilliant competitors; awesome training and support from PE team. I hope you all heard the screams of support from the stands!

11/07/19

Another brilliant Harris Federation sports days and another amazing result for Overall girls winners 2019 🥇

10/07/19

students learn about tectonic hazards during a trip to . They loved the interactive workshop called ‘Rocks the world', where they explored the properties of the Earth's mantle using custard and created their own ! https://t.co/Rsh52qdHkl

09/07/19

Free event for girls aged 13+. Come to a celebration of women in STEM at a special panel discussion with . Wed 31 July, 11am-2.30pm. Free food! Find out how people begin their STEM careers https://t.co/ikmJQvPmsw https://t.co/jVum1ho5SN

03/07/19

Are you aged 16–21 and looking to develop new skills this summer? The has a new summer programme called Greengross Creatives. Find out more at https://t.co/OuUazFqX8a. It looks good! Deadline for applications is 11 July. https://t.co/nDavHj06yk

28/06/19

Retweetd From SMM CE School

Thank you to all the representatives from local secondary school's who met with our parents, carers and children from Year 4 and Year 5 for our Secondary transition workshop. and Kingsdale. https://t.co/3KW71muEBb

27/06/19

Our pleasure! Thanks to all the families for helping create a wonderful day

24/06/19

Retweetd From HPAEastDulwich

Thank you to the boys from and girls from for helping out at our Summer Fair today https://t.co/lMAKsgdWNG

24/06/19

Retweetd From Creative Activism

Thanks to everyone who came to support Hairytage the Final Cut we have had an amazing journey with and it’s safe to say We Love Peckham! ❤️💜🧡 https://t.co/QRvmmvnDll

21/06/19

Retweetd From Creative Activism

Tomorrow! Hairytage the final cut, the culmination of a creative research project exploring . Performance inspired by creative conversations https://t.co/cyFRZqw93t

16/06/19

Retweetd From Royal Steel Pan

1 week to go until Royal Steel headline Peckham Pan Fest with performances for , Bellenden Primary and Dog Kennel Hill school with special guest reggae artist https://t.co/kmHxUZwlY7

16/06/19

Will ask! Thanks for the prompt...

11/06/19

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

Please can you share with your students. We are looking for young people (individuals/groups) to perform/showcase their talent! Thank you 😊🎤🎼🎹🎻🎹🎷

10/06/19

Retweetd From Creative Activism

Excited to be putting together the performance for our final Hairytage event https://t.co/aCa45vuGOw

10/06/19

Starting secondary school in this September? Check out our website at https://t.co/LrPcBwW75H for some useful tips https://t.co/CFKq5D8ivr

04/06/19

Eid Mubarak to all of our families, friends and colleagues celebrating today

01/06/19

We’re looking for a history teacher and a science teacher for September. Flexible working, part time and job shares welcome. Come and join our amazing staff and work with the best kids around 😊

23/05/19

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

Would you like to join the new Police Cadets group at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich? Every Tues from 7-9pm. Everyone welcome. Find out more at https://t.co/5mv6BIndkn https://t.co/tuUmf64v5l

22/05/19

would be good to contact about this, thanks!

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Modern Foreign Languages

The Modern Foreign Languages department is a central part of Harris Girls’ Academy and all our students take either Spanish or Italian in years 7 and 8, with most continuing to GCSE.

Many students enter an early GCSE in a Modern Language they are already fluent in.

In Modern Foreign Languages, students enjoy communicating with other people, finding out how language works and learning about different countries and cultures.

In all our lessons students develop communication skills, both receptive (listening and reading), and productive (speaking and writing).

Typical topics include Holidays, Media and Culture, Healthy Living, The Environment, Work Experience and School/Future plans.

Taking GCSE Spanish or Italian means our students will:

  • learn many skills which are useful in a wide range of future careers, such as the ability to communicate clearly, being confident about speaking in public, using problem-solving strategies, etc.
  • add an extra dimension to their personal skills profile which will impress anyone who reads their CV
  • have much more fun when travelling to a Spanish or Italian speaking country (see trip to Venice picture above).
  • be able to study AS and A2 Spanish or Italian courses

Examples of employment where language skills are particularly valued include journalism and media, law, engineering, business and marketing, ICT, sport and leisure, travel and tourism, customer service, civil service and teaching.

People with language skills and knowledge are highly thought of in the modern world. They stand out as talented and successful people, with broad and exciting horizons.