All students in Years 7, 8 currently study Spanish and they can then choose Spanish as an option to study at GCSE if they wish to continue learning a language.
In Years 7, 8 pupils study the basics of Spanish through a number of different topics which are listed below and they use all 4 skills (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking). Pupils will also learn about the culture of Spain and Spanish speaking countries and how it is different to the culture that we live in.
If a pupil decides to take Spanish as a GCSE they will revisit familiar topics in more detail and with a more extensive range of vocabulary. The GCSE is assessed across the 4 skills, each worth 25%. The exam board we use is AQA.
Here is a link to the new specification if you wish to read more –http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698
Staff in Spanish
Miss Woodcock – Lead Subject Teacher
Mrs Stobbs – Teacher
The Spanish Curriculum
|Cycle 2||Cycle 3||
|Year 7||Introducing ourselves. Name/age etc.||Food and in a restaurant.||Where we live.||Hobbies and free time.|
|Year 8||School and future plans.||Holidays||Environment||Technology in Everyday Life|
|Year 9||General – recap of basics.||Home and Town||School and future plans||Free Time|
|Year 10||Spanish Festivals||Employment||Healthy/Unhealthy living.||Marriage/Relationships|
Useful Spanish links:
We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.
The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:
www.linguascope.com – ask Miss Woodcock for the username and password.
www.wordreference.com – Online dictionary.
www.oddcast.com – text to speech. Useful for GCSE students to help with their pronunciations for the Speaking exam.
Duolingo – a free website with app that is available on Android and Apple which tracks language learning.