High Achieving Year 8 pupils took part in the annual SWAN languages conference at Hillcrest School - learning about new languages alongside hundreds of other pupils. Click here for more details!
A group of high achieving pupils from Year 9 represented Four Dwellings Academy at this year’s SWAN Languages Quiz, hosted by Lordswood Girls’ School. This annual event, which attracts the top language learners from a dozen local schools, enables top achieving pupils to pit their wits against each other in a series of tricky mind-stretching tasks.
Mr Starkie, Head of Modern Foreign Languages commented, “It’s always a pleasure to take pupils to events like these and see them stretched in their abilities. It also allows them to encounter other high achieving pupils from other schools, which gives them the aspiration to do even better. We are all now aware how important it is for pupils to get a foreign language GCSE in order to have access to the best Universities in the future. Events like this help to raise the level of ambition in pupils who are already doing well to become truly world class learners.”
Four Dwellings Academy is in the top ten schools in Birmingham for pupil progression in the recently released performance tables for 15/16 GSCE results. See https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/find-a-school-in-england for more details. We are very proud of our staff and pupils for working together to achieve this fantastic result!