HI Lindsay We teach languages in mixed ability groups in KS3 and then set where timetabling allows in KS4. We went from setted groups to mixed ability and feel that this has had a positive impact on both the pupils and staff - no more dreading having the bottom set etc! Some activities which I use which I feel challenge G&T kids (but are also accessible to the rest of the class are: - spot the odd one out in the target language - as the possibilities are often endless - diamond ranking - where pupils rank activities / statements in order of preference through a discussion - providing them with verb chart (I downloaded a brilliant one for Spanish from the Internet) which allows them to extend their writing and speaking, as you can gradually point out the patterns as you teach the language. The writing my more able students are successfully attempting to produce after 1 term of Spanish in year 10 is very pleasing, and they are starting to take more risks and becoming familiar with how to conjugate verbs. Hope this is useful!