Modern Languages

Brampton’s modern languages department is staffed by teachers whose expertise can rival that of any other department in the country, offering French, German, Spanish, and Italian. The department has a tradition of excellent A level results, and in French there is also the chance to take the internationally recognised DELF qualification at various levels.

The department is situated in its own fully equipped languages room, and students are encouraged to make use of its extensive DVD and foreign language book resources. Films, trips to foreign language cultural events, and all the resources of the internet supplement the highly individualised classroom teaching. Spanish students have the opportunity to spend a week on work experience in Spain. Students have in recent years gone on to study Spanish at Nottingham University, French at Oxford, Modern Languages at Manchester and Leeds, and various combined courses in Management plus a modern language.

A level Results




French 70% 96%
Spanish 65% 76%
Italian 67% 100%
German 100% 100%


Modern Languages Staff

Amparo Boix

MA, CAP, Licenciatura en Derecho

Amparo is a Spanish native Speaker who has a QTS and has lived over 30 years in Spain. Her classes are taught in the target language maximising the opportunities for the student to be exposed to the language and affording...

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Tony Lewis

tony lewis in a life jacket

Tony is an inspiring and very popular teacher of Spanish, who came to Brampton after a distinguished career as Head of Modern Languages in four different schools, and latterly at Chingford Foundation School. He is a specialist in Latin America....

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Olivier Tarot

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Olivier is a French native speaker who has over 20 years’ experience of teaching modern language in the UK, at various levels, including 6 years as Head of French. He has taught French and Spanish in preparatory and secondary schools...

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Marion Adler


A native German speaker, Marion Adler graduated from Middlesex University and has taught GCSE and A Level German since 2002, with a strong track record of success in both one-to-one and classroom settings. Marion believes learning a language cannot be...

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Dianne Bluston

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Modern Languages Students

Anjlee Bakrania studied Spanish, German and Biology at the College. Here she tells us about her work experience in Spain:

There are so many good reasons for doing this kind of work programme, I don’t know where to begin. First, you get to experience a culture totally different to our own. I chose to go because I love travelling, and it was an excellent way of improving my Spanish speaking skills. It gave me the perfect opportunity to strengthen my Spanish and it was a great way of making new friends. Valladolid is a great city that has a lot to offer students and visitors. It offers beautiful ancient architecture and fantastic history. Every street corner would lead to a church, and the people were so friendly. Overall, it was a great experience and I have many ‘recuerdos’ of this trip for years to come.

Anjlee Bakrania