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Key Stage 3

Year 8 Year 9
  • Greetings, Name, age, birthday
  • Alphabet & Numbers
  • Classroom, school, subjects, teachers, opinions
  • Times, days, months
  • Colours & adjectives
  • Family members, describing people – physical, skin, hair, eyes & animals
  • House, bedroom, town, country, nationality
  • Leisure time activity & sport
  • Relevant grammar eg “the/a/some”, present tense verbs, adjective formation, possessives
  • Film study - Carlitos



     
  • Review of personal information and leisure activities
  • Simple future tense
  • TV & cinema and going out with friends
  • Complex verb structures, comparatives & superlatives
  • Past tense
  • Transport & holidays
  • GCSE style speaking tests
  • Food & restaurant
  • Clothes
  • Body & health
  • Film study – Voces Inocentes

 

Key Stage 3 assessment

  • At the end of each unit, the students are formally assessed in 2 or more skills (listening, reading, writing, translation, speaking)

 

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE Spanish 8698

Year 10 Year 11
  • Family and social relationships
  • Technology in society
  • Food & Leisure
  • Spanish culture & events
  • Home, region and environment
  • Relevant grammar
  • eg present tense, present continuous, preterite,
  • imperfect, perfect, immediate future, simple future
  • and conditional verbs, adjective formation, possessives
  • Health & well-being
  • Social issues
  • Global matters
  • Holidays & tourism
  • Work, school & future study




     

 

Key Stage 4 assessment

  • At the end of each unit, the students are formally assessed in 2 or more skills (listening, reading, writing, translation, speaking)
  • During the mock exams in June of Year 10 and November of Year 11, students are assessed in all skills

 

Key Stage 5

AQA Spanish 7692

Year 12 Year 13
  • Aspects of Hispanic Society:
  • Modern and traditional values  
  • Cyberspace   
  • Equal Rights   
  • Artistic Culture in the Hispanic World:
  • Modern day idols   
  • Spanish regional identity 
  • Cultural heritage    
  • Film - Volver
  • Multiculturalism in Hispanic Society
  • Immigration, racism and integration.
  • Aspects of Political Life in the Hispanic World
  • Today’s youth, monarchies and
    dictatorships and social movements.
  • Play – La Casa de Bernarda Alba


     

 

Key Stage 5 assessment

  • In Year 12, the students are assessed using the class tests in February and the UCAS prediction exams in June in all skills (speaking is only assessed in June)
  • In Year 13, the students are assessed during the mock exams in January in all skills (speaking takes place later in March)
  • Furthermore, the students are regularly assessed in class in vocabulary and grammar.
  • Essays are regularly set.

 

Curriculum enrichment outside of the classroom

  • Lunchtime support sessions
  • Film club
  • Celebration of European Day for languages
  • Language study trips to Spain
  • Use of languages assistants in all three languages
  • Day trips to the BFI and Goethe Institute
  • Language plays in school
  • Opportunity for students to purchase language magazines