French students have been making waves in a range of national university language competitions.
LWC French students entered three national competitions this academic year. We are delighted to announce that we had winners in two and an ‘outstanding shortlisted’ in the third. Charlotte N (U6) was one of the ten winners of the University of Sheffield French Translation competition for 2020, and she was also shortlisted for her essay in French on ‘Is internationalism important in the twenty-first century?’.
At GCSE level, four of our 4th-Form were amongst the 1000 students nationally who entered Oxford University’s inaugural ‘Anthea Bell Translation Prize’. Sam F came first in the South-East region, with his translation of one of Verlaine’s ‘poèmes sans titre’, and he is now going forward to the final national round on July 9th.
Success in these competitions reflects the high standard of our Modern Foreign Language students and their excellent approach to their studies. We are so proud of all our students who entered and of Charlotte’s and Sam’s successes.
Amelia R, Flo C, Freddie C and winner Sam F: