Students who have previously studied in another language normally sit English 2nd Language IGCSE in June of Year 10.
Most students then generally sit English 1st Language IGCSE at the end of Year 11.
Many of our teachers have a qualification in or experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language and will carefully support students whose mother tongue is not English. Those who find themselves struggling with the level of English in class may, in consultation with parents, be offered additional support (at additional cost). The younger the child enters the school, the less prior knowledge is required. As a guide, entry into Preschool or Year 1 is possible with little or no English. Some English is appropriate for Year 2 entry. If the child's English is weak in Years 3 to 6, additional support will be needed, both in class and on an individual or small group basis. Entry to the Secondary section is not currently possible for those with little or no English.
There are two sets for Slovene in most year groups. The first set studies topics and texts broadly in line with the equivalent level in the Slovenian education system, whilst the second set covers Slovene as an additional language from beginner to intermediate level.
French is our third language from Year 3 upwards. Primary students have one 45 minute session per week and this increases to two per week for Years 7 to 9. A course designed to follow on from Year 9 and lead to IGCSE level is available outside the normal taught curriculum.