A welcome from the Head of Faculty, Ms Masters


At Sheldon we believe that knowledge of a foreign language is not just another GCSE grade, but a concrete and demonstrable life skill like being able to drive a car or word process. It is also a skill highly valued by employers.

Today there is a global market for jobs and there are many opportunities for people to travel or work abroad. Having a language qualification gives you the edge in the job market.

Learning how to interact with speakers of other languages means you are less likely to be stuck in one mode of thinking. It can help you to see things from a range of perspectives, develop your problem solving skills and make you more adaptable, creative and resourceful.

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My favourite teacher was Mr Girvan. It was impossible not to absolutely love English if he taught it. He was just the nicest human being and he never raised his voice at our class once and I had him for years from year 8 to year 12.
Kirsty Wang - Medical student at Bristol University