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Learning a Foreign Language is a fantastic opportunity. Spanish has increasingly become a popular option amongst our students in KS4.

In all our lessons students are encouraged to develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in a range of situations and contexts. Students are always encouraged to use Spanish as a means of communicating in the classroom.  The following topics and contexts are covered in KS3:

Year 7

  • The Spanish Speaking Word
  • Numbers, dates, seasons, days of the week
  • Family, pets and my world
  • Colours, shapes and descriptions
  • Basic concepts of Grammar
  • In my town

Year 8

  • My School
  • Telling the time and daily routine
  • Free time activities and hobbies
  • Food and drinks
  • Grammatical concepts
  • Home life, chores and pocket money

Year 9

  • Travelling and Holidays
  • Young people and society
  • The environment
  • Shopping
  • Past and Future events
  • Parties and celebrations
  • Work life and placements

Interesting Facts about learning a Foreign Language:

  • On average, people who use languages in their jobs earn 8% more.
  • 75% of the world’s population does not speak English at all.
  • About 30% of foreign visitors in Spain come from Britain.
  • More than 13 million British tourists visit Spain every year.
  • A customer on the Internet is 3 times more likely to buy when addressed in his own language.
  • Europe is the world’s largest market; Spain is Europe’s second largest market.

KS4- years 10 and 11

GCSE SPANISH

Our students currently follow the AQA GCSE specification.

COURSE DEMANDS:

Unit 1 Listening Examination (year 11)      20%

Unit 2 Reading Examination  (year 11)       20%

Unit 3 Speaking Controlled Assessment   30%

Unit 4 Writing Controlled Assessment       30%

Learning a foreign language is a very positive experience, all you will need to be successful is to show commitment.

COURSE DEMANDS:

The Spanish GCSE course covers the following topics:  

  • Lifestyle , Relationships and Choices
  • Leisure
  • Home and Environment
  • Work and Education 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Many opportunities are available for pupils who speak a modern foreign language, due to the value held by employers who see it as an asset. These are some of the available career options:

  • Business
  • Government
  • Engineering
  • Financial Services
  • Media
  • Technology
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Interpreter/translator/teacher
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Events’ organiser/Public Relations

Extra curricular opportunities:

We offer for our students in year 10 and 11 an exciting opportunity to attend a trip to Barcelona. This normally takes place in the Spring Term and lasts 4 days (3 nights).

The trip is a fantastic opportunity for our students to experience the culture of the language they are studying as well as providing them with real opportunities to use their linguistic skills for real purposes. This experience will also help them to be more prepared for their Listening and Speaking exams as well as being one of those great memories for life!