Key Stage 3
At KS3, we ensure that the students explore a variety of topics. These are covered through writing, reading and speaking & listening. We also aim to promote an interest in the culture of Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries.
Students start learning Spanish in Year 9, building their knowledge of a variety of topics, skills and grammar which they will need for the GCSE. The topics cover three different areas: Identity and Culture; Local, National and Global issues; Current and Future Study; and Employment.
Key Stage 4
Examination board / awarding body: AQA
Why study Spanish?
Languages teach you communication skills and adaptability; they also make you culturally aware. Languages give you the edge in the job market and are useful when applying to universities in the future. Languages offer greater opportunities to travel and work abroad and combine well with virtually any other subject for further study Post-16.
Students will continue to expand their knowledge of the three different topic areas.
Students will be required to translate from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Students will also have to communicate in a role-play and discussion on two topics. They will also need to be able to express themselves in writing as well as understanding written Spanish and listening to and understanding spoken Spanish.
Students will be examined in four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing – all worth 25% each. The Speaking exam will be sat internally, but all other examinations will take place in the May and/or June of Year 11. Grades offered will be 9 – 4 for the Higher Tier, and 5 – 1 for the Foundation Tier.