Spanish is a highly valued qualification for many university routes. Being able to speak another language will open up many career routes. Students will be instilled with a love of languages and will learn to communicate spontaneously and confidently. Students are encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings in another language, both in speaking and in writing.

Career links

  • Teacher
  • Translator
  • Cabin Crew
  • Interpreter
  • Pilot
  • English as a foreign language teacher.


Languages at Rhyddings serves to develop students’ sense of identity whilst developing a tolerance and world view  that will provide a foundation, not just for their language studies but also for their wider lives.  New cultural knowledge will foster a strong self-belief and respect of the multicultural society in which we live today.  The process of learning a new language enhances self-confidence and develops linguistic knowledge of both Spanish and English.  Thus, equipping every student with the communication skills necessary to enable them realise their full potential and become a valued member of the society.  


Subject progression & sequencing (topic length in weeks)

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Year 7
  • Introduction to Spanish.
  • Greetings and introducing yourself.
  • Introduction to Spanish.
  • Greetings and introducing yourself.
  • School subjects
  • Talking about activities in school.
  • Giving opinions.
  • Food and Drink.
  • Family
  • Describing yourself physically and personality
Year 8
  • At home.
  • Saying where you live in more detail.
  • Describing your house, rooms of the house and furniture.
  • Free time activities.
  • Sports
  • Opinions.
  • In town – directions and making plans.
  • Weather and seasons.
  • Future plans.
Year 9
  • Free time activities
  • Opinions and justification
  • TV programmes and films.
  • Holidays
  • Using the past tense.
  • Food – going to the market.
  • Fashion and giving opinions on clothes.
  • Going shopping and types of shop.
Year 10
  • Holidays
  • School life.
  • Family and socialising.
  • Social Media.
  • Relationships.
  • Free time activities.
  • Technology.
  • Places in town.
  • Problems in town.
Year 11
  • Food and Festivals.
  • Work experience and future plans.
  • Environment – global and local issues.
  • Exam Preparation.

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