GCSE Results Day: 10am - 12pm.
3rd & 4th September
Ark INSET Days - academy closed to all students.
5th September - First day of Autumn Term for all students
Year 7: arrive between 8am - 8.15am. Gates will close at 8.15am.
All other years: arrive for 10am for line up. Gates will close at 10am.
European Day of Languages
To celebrate European Day of Languages at the academy, our MFL department presented assemblies to students to show the importance of learning a new language and how it can benefit us in so many ways. We spent the day greeting others in different languages and ran a competition during the week – the winner will be announced by the end of this week!
Why learn another language?
- To understand millions more people around the world and to be able to REALLY understand the culture of the countries when you visit them.
- To improve your employability.
- 70% of British employers say that they value language skills in their employees.
- Over 60% of British trade is with non-English speaking countries.
- Learning another language says A LOT about you. It shows you are determined and you care about being able to communicate with others and are thoughtful.
- Your general reading and mental skills improve through studying a language.
- You will also find that you can communicate better.
- It is estimated that up to 7,000 different languages are spoken around the world. 90% of these languages are used by less than 100,000 people.
- 2,200 of the world’s languages can be found in Asia, whilst Europe has 260 languages.
- At the age of 18 months you can speak about 50 words. At the age of 5 you can speak several thousand!
- By the age of 21 you will have spoken about 50 million words!
- Not everyone speaks English – it’s a multilingual, multicultural world.
- You do not have to be fluent in a language – there is room for all levels of ability in all types of work.
- Language improves the quality of your life and your understanding of how other people live and think.