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12th May 2022

First Oakhamian to pass recently introduced DELF course

Oakham’s Modern Foreign Languages Faculty has recently introduced the Business Language course DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) as part of Oakham’s activities programme and is delighted to see its first student, Hattie, becoming certified.

DELF is the French government language exam designed to allow overseas nationals to work and stay in France long term and is a requirement for naturalised French citizens.

Head of Foreign Modern Languages, Mr Edward Milner, said, “With an eye to life beyond Oakham and the desire of many to study languages beyond the main curriculum, we decided to give pupils an opportunity to take this qualification.” Edward continues, “We are pleased to see that our first student, Hattie (Form 6), has passed the exam after only two months of preparation at B1 level. With luck, she will be in a position to use it in the future, post or pre-university. Well done, Hattie.”

At Oakham, French is a core subject studied by nearly all students to GCSE and by many beyond. It is one of the most popular subjects in the Upper School, with about 70 students studying French at A-level or in the International Baccalaureate

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