Spanish

Year 7

Students in Year 7 receive two hours of Spanish per week.

Students study three broad topics:
1. All About Me: self, family, pets.
2. My World: home, town and neighbourhood.
3. My Future: school and careers.

The aim of the course is to develop students’ basic knowledge of reading, writing, speaking and listening in the target language.

Year 8

Students in Year 8 receive two hours of Spanish each week.

Students study three broad topics:
1. My Life (hobbies and technology).
2. Our World (travel & tourism, lifestyle).
3. What Next? (ambitions and dreams).

The aim of the course is to develop students’ confidence in reading, writing speaking and listening in the target language.

Year 9

Students in Year 9 receive 2 lessons of Spanish per week.

Students study the three following themes on which their GCSE assessments are based.

* Identity and culture,
* Local, national, international and global areas of interest,
* Current and future study and employment.

By the end of Key Stage 4, students should be confident in a range of skills:
* Understanding and responding to different types of spoken language,
* Communicating and interacting effectively in speech for a variety of purposes,
* Understanding and responding to different types of written language.

At the end of the course, students will be assessed in all four skill areas which are equally weighted (25% each).

Year 10

Students in Year 10 receive 2 lessons of Spanish each week.

Students study all of the following themes on which their GCSE assessments are based.

Theme 1: identity and culture.
Theme 2: local, national, international and global areas of interest.
Theme 3: current and future study and employment.

By the end of Key Stage 4, students should be confident in a range of skills:
* understanding and responding to different types of spoken language.
* communicating and interacting effectively in speech for a variety of purposes.
* understanding and responding to different types of written language.

At present, all students studying GCSE Spanish from the 2009 specification will complete two pieces of written controlled assessment worth 30% of their final grade and two pieces of speaking controlled assessment worth 30% of their final grade. They also sit a final examination in both listening and reading which are worth 20% each.

Year 11

Students in Year 11 receive 2 lessons of Spanish each week.

Students study all of the following themes on which their GCSE assessments are based.

Theme 1: identity and culture.
Theme 2: local, national, international and global areas of interest.
Theme 3: current and future study and employment.

By the end of Key Stage 4, students should be confident in a range of skills:
* understanding and responding to different types of spoken language.
* communicating and interacting effectively in speech for a variety of purposes.
* understanding and responding to different types of written language.

At present, all students studying GCSE Spanish from the 2009 specification will complete two pieces of written controlled assessment worth 30% of their final grade and two pieces of speaking controlled assessment worth 30% of their final grade. They also sit a final examination in both listening and reading which are worth 20% each.