Modern Foreign Languages

Learning another language can enhance your employment prospects. It is essential that we learn other languages in order to understand the world in which we live in. All students study Spanish at KS3 with the opportunity to study Spanish at KS4.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Introduction to Spanish.

Me, myself and I – learning to introduce ourselves.

School – giving opinions and introduction to grammar.

Family – describing your family and yourself. Describing what you look like.

At home – describing where you live.

Free time – giving opinions and discussing free time activities.

In town – what is your town like, building longer sentences.

Key stage 4 – Year 10 and 11

Students will sit 4 exams at the end of year 11- speaking, listening, reading and writing. Each of these are worth 25% of the final grade. The exams are split into 3 themes.

Theme 1 – Identity and Culture Theme 2 – Local, National, International and Global areas of interest. Theme 3 – Current and Future study and Employment.

Topic 1: Me, my family and friends

·       Relationships with family and friends

·       Marriage/partnership

Topic 2: Technology in everyday life

·       Social media

·       Mobile technology

Topic 3: Free-time activities

·       Music

·       Cinema and TV

·       Food and eating out

·       Sport

Topic 4: Customs and festivals in Spanish-speaking countries/communities

Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region

Topic 2: Social issues

·       Charity/voluntary work

·       Healthy/unhealthy living

Topic 3: Global issues

·       The environment

·       Poverty/homelessness

Topic 4: Travel and tourism

Topic 1: My studies

Topic 2: Life at school/college

Topic 3: Education post-16

Topic 4: Jobs, career choices and ambitions


Useful links:

Active Learn (see Mrs Finnegan for the username and password) 


BBC Bitesize  


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