Italian is also the Romance language closest to Latin from which many English, French, Spanish and Portuguese words are derived.
Presdales’ Italian department is very proud of its excellent results. In 2018, 88 percent of pupils gained an A*- C grade and 56 percent of pupils gained an A*- A grade in their Italian GCSE.
Department aims and vision
The department aims to equip students with language which they can make use of in Italy, and with the skills of language learning. We also aim to provide an insight into Italian culture and traditions, providing excursions to Italy and exhibitions in the UK when suitable.
Students may begin in Italian in Year 7, during this year they will learn the basics for communication in Italian and additionally study cultural aspects of language. In Years 8 and 9 they continue to build on what they have learned in Years 7.