Sixth Formers achieve award in Linguistics Olympiad

Two Sixth Formers have achieved awards in the United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO).

Lower Sixth Yuhka achieved a silver in the Advanced competition whilst Upper Sixth Freya gained a bronze, with both students sitting the 2.5 hour long paper in February. The national competition allows students from across the country to compete in linguistic data problems and originated in Moscow, Russia in 1950. It now sees over 40 national competitions take place per year with one annual International Linguistics Olympiad.

At Millfield, the school offers seven language courses at GCSE and A level with a team of 19 linguists and five assistants to offer first-hand support. The Languages Department run trips to France, Germany, Italy and Spain and pupils are encouraged to take part in language productions.

Learn more about Languages at Millfield here.

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