Many parents will be well aware that the EBacc benchmark for students is an important standard to attain and the Year 10 GCSE French students were rewarded for their hard-work with a French breakfast.

The EBacc encourages students, particularly the More Able, to take a suite of the most challenging academic subjects; Ie – English, Maths, Science, History or Geography, and French. The EBacc does not come with a certificate but is important to top universities, especially as they do not have AS-Levels to look at on applications.

The French breakfast was a chance to reflect on how well the students are doing, reward them as they move forward, and to offer that little taste of France. Many of these students enjoyed the French trip they took last year and wholly appreciate that taking a tough and challenging GCSE is only a benchmark of the talent and commitment they possess.

Jason Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said: “We are extremely pleased with how our French Department is developing, not least as we see more students looking to take the subject further into the Sixth Form. In an ever-smaller world, foreign languages remain invaluable, develop skills that are easily applied to other languages in the future, and mark you out as an exceptional talent. This event was a reward, but the real reward will be strong results for the class in Summer 2019.”