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International Baccalaureate - Languages Higher/Standard Level at The Rochester Grammar School

Course description

French / German / Spanish

Studying a language as part of your IB course will not only widen your understanding of the culture of other countries, but will also build your confidence in your ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations. Learning a Language B subject will provide an opportunity for enjoyment, creativity and intellectual stimulation. Indeed, the language component of the IB is recognised by universities all over the world. You may study two languages, if you wish, by taking one from Group 2 and the other as a free elective

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The course requires students to communicate confidently and effectively in the given language. Students are expected to have a range, linguistic depth and control of
language and are expected to be able to demonstrate more complex language, and to communicate more sophisticated and abstract ideas.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 7 in the Language to be studied is required.

You must select a language at Higher Level. You may choose from French, German or Spanish.


In order to gain access to The RGS Sixth Form, students must obtain 5 GCSE grades at 9-6 (A*-B) including English Language and Mathematics.



 See prospectus for full details.

Future opportunities

In a multicultural society, and a world where travel and multinational companies are increasingly important, linguistic skills are invaluable. There are many careers available for linguists in the business world and hospitality industries, where translators, interpreters, bi- or trilingual secretaries are in increasing demand.  Journalism and teaching are also natural career options.  A language is a useful subsidiary subject to pursue at degree level, often offering the option of a year studying abroad

Further information

The I.B.O.s mission statement:

'The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.'

IB learners are:

- Enquirers
- Knowledgeable
- Risk-takers
- Thinkers
- Good communicators
- Principled
- Open-minded
- Reflective

The ideal IB student will also have acquired a sense of caring and compassion, and will recognise the importance of a balance between his/her intellectual, physical and emotional needs.

If you require any further information please contact Miss Hemmings at The Rochester Grammar School.

If you wish to study at The Rochester Grammar School, please apply directly to the school. 


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Rochester Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 12 December 2018
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