Year 10 linguists take part in GCHQ event

A group of Year 10 students visited King Edward VI school in Handsworth, Birmingham, to meet staff from GCHQ and learn about how they use Languages in their work.

After learning some Mandarin, Korean, and Arabic, our students had to use these languages along with French and cryptic English clues to detect threats and report in French to a panel of GCHQ staff the essential information about the threat, including its identity, location, and nature.

The Year 10 pupils were fantastic and scored high in all tasks and one group was one of the first to complete it in full.  One student got a prize for his effort at creating a GCHQ themed board game, which pupils had to design and create themselves and they had to ask for the items to make it in French from a panel of French teachers, including our very own Mr Chapple!

The students were fantastic and got fully involved with every task throughout the day.