Housed in an attractive and recently refurbished Georgian building and in the new classrooms of the main School building, the Modern Languages department is, physically and spiritually, at the heart of the School. We believe that learning a foreign language has never been more important, for the diverse and valuable skillset that it develops, the cultural awareness and sensitivity that it promotes, and the sheer intellectual challenge and stimulation that it offers.
Tonbridge Modern Languages were recognised by Geoff Lucas (editor of the Good Schools Guide) in an article which appeared in the First Eleven and featured in Country Life as one of the best Modern Languages departments in the country. This is reflected in the numbers of boys who choose to pursue modern languages beyond Tonbridge: every year, the department sends boys to Oxford and Cambridge, and traditionally, the second most popular degree course for leavers is either languages or a language combined with another subject.
BA, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
Tonbridge encourages all boys to aspire to academic excellence, and our pupils achieve some of the best examination results in the country.
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