Chestnut Grove: language specialist places?

(5 Posts)
SouthLondonDaddy Sat 18-Mar-17 18:33:59

It is more of a curiosity for now, because the time for secondary school is still far, but: how do the modern foreign language specialist places work at Chestnut Grove? The official website says very little: www.chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk/Specialist-Places

What are the target languages? I assume Spenish [sic: they spell it 'Spenish' on their website!], French and Italian, because these are the languages taught there. But is one of the 3 chosen at random for the admission test? Is the language the same for each student? Do they exclude bilingual students? I mean, if someone has French parents, grew up speaking French and English, will that pupil sit a test in another language, or can he/she sit a test in French, and tough luck to those who do not have French parents? Are papers from previous years available anywhere?

Thanks!

Greydove Sat 18-Mar-17 20:15:15

www.chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk/Specialist-Places

I think the test isn't in a "real" language - its about assessing ability

SouthLondonDaddy Sat 18-Mar-17 20:40:21

So it's not a real language? Something like this, maybe?
lltf.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Test_mlat.pdf

Condemned Sun 26-Mar-17 18:41:10

My daughter sat the test a couple of years back and was taught and tested in Welsh and German on the assessment day.

SouthLondonDaddy Mon 27-Mar-17 10:18:01

So it is a real language, then? Are the languages announced before or are they a surprise? What if some candidate already speaks that language? Is he/she assigned another test?

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