Below is just a flavour of what they had to say ..
Jess Bell, formerly of St Gregory’s High School, said: What I enjoy most about French at Priestley is the sense of achievement and the buzz you get from learning a new language. The one-to-one oral classes are a really good confidence booster and the teachers are all very supportive.”
Joe Bullock, formerly of St Chad’s High School, said: I chose Priestley despite the fact my high school had its own sixth form because I feel that when I go to university, it will be a similar atmosphere – a new environment, having to make your own way there, meeting new people.
I chose to do French at Priestley initially because I enjoyed French at GCSE, however after attending the French Language Day in the holidays and the Open Evening, I discovered that the teachers in the Languages department were really friendly, and I learn best when I like the teachers.
Andrew Delaney, formerly of Bridgewater High School, said: I chose to come to Priestley over my school’s sixth form because Priestley has language assistants who help you with your pronunciation and vocabulary, not many other colleges have language assistants, so Priestley gives you an advantage over other students.
Jamie Roberts, formerly of Lysander Community High School, said: What appealed to me about Priestley was its great reputation for languages that I’d heard so much about from former AS students. At Priestley, the languages department makes lessons really interesting and a lot more French is spoken in class compared to GCSE. Also, we have weekly oral classes with Sylvie, the French Assistant and she is really helpful, supportive and fun to work with, we have such a laugh too!