SPANISH

Year 7

In year 7 students begin their Key Stage 3 journey by studying a Spanish course written specifically to prepare students for the rigours of the GCSE 9-1 specifications. The ‘Claro’ course is packed with fresh, lively content and immerses students in Spanish-speaking cultures. Students will develop a love and, we hope, a passion for the Spanish language and culture.

 

Students study the following topics:

 

  • Me presento

  • Mi burbuja

  • Mis pasatiempos

  • En mi ciudad

  • Mi insti

 

Students are assessed via weekly vocabulary tests, regular homework and termly key assessments. Assessments cover reading, writing, speaking and listening.

 

Year 8

 

In year 8 students build on their knowledge of the previous year and continue their Spanish journey by studying the second year of the ‘Claro’ Spanish course written specifically to prepare students for the rigours of the GCSE 9-1 specifications. The ‘Claro’ course is packed with fresh, lively content and immerses students in Spanish-speaking cultures. Students will develop and master grammatical structures learned in year 7 and be introduced to new grammar and vocabulary that will allow them to excel in the subject.   

 

Students study the following topics:

 

  • Ñam Ñam

  • Por fin de vacaciones

  • Aquí mando yo

  • Yo y mi mundo

  • El hábito no hace al monje

  • Viajando por España e hispanoamérica

 

Students are assessed via weekly vocabulary tests, regular homework and termly key assessments. Assessments cover reading, writing, speaking and listening.

 

Year 9

In year 9 students embark on a new course which builds on the foundations developed at Key Stage 3. The ‘Viva’ course is designed to help students achieve their potential in the AQA GCSE.

 

Students begin studying 3 themes in year 9, which they will continue studying and mastering into year 10 and year 11 in the approach to their GCSE examinations.

 

The three themes:

  1. Identity and culture

  2. Local, national, international and global areas of interest

  3. Current and future study and employment

 

Link to specific subject content covered:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698/subject-content/scope-of-study

 

Students are assessed via weekly vocabulary tests, regular homework and termly key assessments. Assessments cover reading, writing, speaking and listening.

 

Year 10 & Year 11

 

In year 10 students continue the ‘Viva’ course which is designed to help students achieve their potential in the AQA GCSE.

 

Students continue studying the 3 key themes, building on the knowledge gained in year 9. Students master skills in more depth in year 10 and year 11 in the approach to their GCSE examinations.

 

The three themes:

  1. Identity and culture

  2. Local, national, international and global areas of interest

  3. Current and future study and employment

 

Link to specific subject content covered:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698/subject-content/scope-of-study

 

Students are assessed via weekly vocabulary tests, regular homework and termly key assessments. Assessments cover reading, writing, speaking and listening.

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