The Modern Languages department, one of the largest at King Edward's, teaches French, German, Spanish and Italian. French is currently compulsory for all until IGCSE and is introduced in the Shells (Year 7). German and Spanish are introduced as options in the Upper Middles (Year 9). After IGCSE, which is taken at the end of the 5th Form (Year 11), the two-year International Baccalaureate enables us to offer a range of courses in all four languages, from ab initio (beginners) to Higher Level. The department - many of whom are native speakers of the four languages - dwells in a new £5 million development which was completed in September 2013 and provides well-equipped classrooms and state of the art language laboratories.
Among the many visits abroad are a French exchange with Grasse, an activity week in a French château, work experience in Germany and an intensive Spanish course in Salamanca.