Subjects

Spanish

Why study Spanish?

SPANISH IS A WORLD LANGUAGE WITH OVER 400 MILLION SPEAKERS WORLDWIDE.

  • People who speak a foreign language earn 20% more on average than those who don’t!
  • Tourism, ICT, Marketing, Banking, Business and Engineering are just a few areas where you can use your
  • To gain a clear advantage when applying to University for any kind of course.

What will I learn about?

  • Language skills that will enable you to cope in a Spanish speaking country on your
  • Skills enabling you to cope in everyday
  • A number of themes including Media, Youth Culture and

 

Lessons usually contain:

  • A mixture of listening, speaking, reading and writing activities linked to various topics
  • Information about life in Spain
  • You will sometimes work in pairs or groups and also independently There will be a number of opportunities to go on trips throughout the year to use the skills you develop in

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is all final examinations. You will be assessed on the four language skills:

  • Listening – 25%
  • Speaking – 25%
  • Reading – 25%
  • Writing – 25%

What do employers think about the subject?

  • Spanish is in the top three most desired additional languages by employers
  • Job prospects open, not just in the UK but worldwide

What are some of the skills I will need?

To achieve in GCSE Spanish you will need:

  • Previous knowledge of Spanish
  • An interest in developing your own communication skills
  • An interest in developing knowledge of grammar
  • An enthusiastic approach to trying out new language skills
  • An ability to listen and read for detail
  • An ability and eagerness to learn vocabulary
  • A desire to learn about life in Spain
  • A small dictionary for homework
  • Willingness to learn extra vocabulary in your own time

Year-by-Year Subject Breakdown

In Year 7 your child will study the following modules:

  • Spanish Art and artists (including giving and understanding basic and personal information)
  • Being lost on a desert island and Mexican culture
  • Describing Hispanic towns and cities

 

Your child’s progress will be assessed using regular vocabulary class quizzes and tests, summative assessments at the end of each half term and a cumulative test at the end of the year, which will test everything they have learnt throughout Year 7.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 7 is:

  • Weekly vocabulary learning (current and past words and grammar)
  • Culture research and small projects
  • Producing revision resources for tests

In Year 8 your child will study the following modules:

  • Theme parks and conversational language
  • School and a film study
  • Festivals
  • Secret against and a murder mystery
  • Hispanic food and recipes

 

Your child’s progress will be assessed using regular vocabulary class quizzes and tests, summative assessments at the end of each half term and a cumulative test at the end of the year, which will test everything they have learnt throughout Year 8

Typical homework your child might get in Year 8 is:

  • Weekly vocabulary learning (current and past words and grammar)
  • Culture research and small projects
  • Producing revision resources for tests

In Year 9 your child will study the following modules:

  • Holidays
  • Media and a film study
  • Going to a festival, healthy lifestyle, dealing with illnesses, visiting restaurants

 

Your child’s progress will be assessed using regular vocabulary class quizzes and tests, summative assessments at the end of each half term and a cumulative test at the end of the year, which will test everything they have learnt throughout Year 9.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 9 is:

  • Weekly vocabulary learning (current and past words and grammar)
  • Culture research and small projects
  • Producing revision resources for tests

In Year 10 your child will study the following GCSE modules:

  • Holidays (hotels and dealing with problems)
  • Imaginary school
  • Talking about your influences and interests
  • Cities
  • Building upon key exam skills introduced at KS3 to tackle a wider range of exam questions

 

Your child’s progress will be assessed using regular vocabulary class quizzes and tests, summative assessments at the end of each half term and a mock exam at the end of the year, which will test everything they have learnt throughout Year 10.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 10 is:

  • Three tasks per week (revision, skill/grammar and vocabulary learning)
  • Producing revision resources for tests
  • Writing and revising answers to conversation questions and short speeches

In Year 11 your child will study the following GCSE modules:

  • Jobs, the workplace and helping at home
  • The environment and making the world a better place
  • Revision and exam skills

 

Your child’s progress will be assessed using regular vocabulary class quizzes and tests, summative assessments at the end of each half term and mock exams at two set points during the year, which will test everything they have learnt throughout Year 11.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 11 is:

  • Three tasks per week (revision, skill/grammar and vocabulary learning)
  • Producing revision resources for tests
  • Writing and revising answers to conversation questions and short speeches