In Spanish, students study a wide range of topics which develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as translation. Each unit of work allows students to strengthen both their linguistic abilities and cultural awareness.
Each unit of work builds on previous learning and prepares students for study at GCSE. Students are helped to develop a range of techniques for learning so that they can build up their own vocabulary as efficiently and as independently as possible.
Key Stage 3
Students start Spanish in Year 9: Focus on pronunciation, Describing yourself, Likes/dislikes, Family, School, Free time activities, Present, Past and Future tense, Holidays and some transactional café dialogue.
Key Stage 4 GCSE (Years 10 & 11): Edexcel
Students study topics under the following broad headings:
- Identity and Culture
- Local area, holiday and travel
- Future aspirations, study and work
- International and global dimension
They are assessed at the end of the two-year course via exams in Speaking (25%), Listening (25%), Reading & Translation (25%), Writing & Translation (25%).
Trips and Extra Curricular Opportunities:
Yr 10 study trip (Location may vary year on year)
MFL Inter-house activities
European Day of Languages Activities