Stoke Newington School is a diverse school with students from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and South America.

30 different languages 
are spoken in the school by over 460 students, representing nearly a third of students in the school. We have two teams dedicated to helping our students and their families with English as an additional language have a positive and communicative relationship with the school.

What our CEAL (Communities with English as an additional language) team does:

  • We help pupils with English as an additional language with their lessons and with their homework
  • Please contact our department if you would like to get involved: 020 7241 9631

What our Community Languages team does:

We offer GCSE and A-Level examination entries (exam only) in community languages for Years 9-13.

Studying and undertaking formal examination in community languages is important to enhance international relations whether occupationally or as an individual.

Additional language skills can be transferred to many fields such as healthcare, police forces, diplomacy, paralegal or sports.

Community languages currently on offer by the AQA and Edexcel exam boards:

ARABIC

FRENCH

GERMAN

GREEK

GUJARATI

ITALIAN

BIBLICAL HEBREW

JAPANESE

PERSIAN

PORTUGESE

RUSSIAN

SPANISH

CHINESE (MANDARIN)

TURKISH

URDU

POLISH

PANJABI

General guidance in undertaking exams

  • Ability to speak, listen, read and write using all tenses confidently by the end of study period
  • Commitment to study independently
  • The school will support with provision of the past papers, vocabulary and grammar list and will advise of the relevant specification. It will also communicate with students and parents/careers on regular basis.
  • Parents will provide a language speaker for the exam (non-relative) and support their children through studies
  • A level students must be familiar with the exam specification as it significantly differs from the GCSE exam

Useful links to exam boards

Contact us

Lead on Community Languages

Ms Komisarek El-Mahmoud

community.languages@sns.hackey.sch.uk