The modern languages department aims not only to help pupils to do their very best in external examinations, but also to make them excited about the range of languages offered, about the people who speak them, and about the cultures of those people and the countries in which they live. In year 7 pupils study French, German or Spanish and in year 9 they start another of these languages. From year 10 they continue one or both to GCSE. All three languages are offered up to A level standard in the sixth form.
Mandarin Chinese is also offered on an extra-curricular basis at beginner, intermediate and examination levels through Loughborough Grammar School.
The most modern and effective teaching methods and aids are enhanced by home stays, residentials and language and culture experience visits abroad, film and theatre events, guest speakers, cyber pals and lunchtime and after-school clubs.