Spanish

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Spanish

Spanish which is the second most widely spoken language in the world and has emerged as the most important language for the UK in an analysis made by the British Council. The course we study uses contexts familiar to pupils in their everyday lives and teaches them the vocabulary that they need to communicate. They are given insight into the everyday life and culture of Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries, encouraging intercultural understanding.

Why study Spanish?

Acquiring another language has been proven to help improve confidence, analytical, memory and cognitive skills and the MFL team are supportive in helping pupils to gain additional qualifications in other languages.

A career in languages is vital preparation for an increasing list of careers that extends beyond the options of the typical associations with translating, interpreting and teaching. . The importance of foreign languages is evident in areas such as importing, exporting, and the stock market. Other professions where languages are an advantage are a flight attendant, the police, nursing, a scientific researcher, a photographer and in hotel management. A language is also increasingly valuable in the successful progression to university in a wide range of disciplines.

How would I learn?

Students will learn to express themselves in the target language across the following key skills: Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking and Translation. Questions across all of the language skills are set in common contexts, addressing a range of relevant contemporary and cultural themes.

Students will be using authentic materials, such as film, audio and literary texts to build vocabulary and will be expected to speak and respond spontaneously to questions across a range of topics.

Spanish Curriculum Map

Year 7

Autumn 1
Introduccion
Autumn 2
Las vacaciones
Spring 1
Tiempo libre and familia
Spring 2
Mi clase
Summer 1
Mi ciudad
Mis vacaciones
Summer 2
Mi rutina diaria y repasar

Year 8

Autumn 1
Somos asi
Autumn 2
Orientate
Spring 1
En forma
Spring 2
Jovenes en accion
Summer 1
Una Aventura en Madrid
Summer 2
Revision Assessment
Project work

Year 9

Autumn 1
¡Desconéctate! (Local, national, international and global áreas of interest)
Autumn 2
¡Desconéctate! (Local, national, international and global áreas of interest)
Spring 1
Mi vida en el insti (Current and future study and employment)
Spring 2
Mi vida en el insti (Current and future study and employment)
Summer 1
Módulo2 – Mi vida en el insti (Current and future study and employment)
Summer 2
Mi gente (Identity and culture)

Year 10

Autumn 1
Intereses e influencias (Identity and culture)
Autumn 2
Intereses e influencias (Identity and culture)
Spring 1
Ciudades (Local, national, international and global areas of interest)
Spring 2
Ciudades (Local, national, international and global areas of interest)
Summer 1
De costumbre (Identity and culture)
Summer 2
De costumbre (Identity and culture)

Year 11

Autumn 1
¡A currar! (Current and future study and employment)
Autumn 2
¡A currar! (Current and future study and employment)
Spring 1
Hacia un mundo mejor (Local, national, international and global areas of interest)
Spring 2
Hacia un mundo mejor (Local, national, international and global areas of interest)
Summer 1
Hacia un mundo mejor (Local, national, international and global areas of interest)
Summer 2
Revision/practice papers/ exams

Key Subject Facts

Exam Board:

AQA

Course Makeup:

  • Exam 100% 100%
  • Coursework 0% 0%

Exam Structure:

  • GCSE Spanish is assessed through four exams, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  • The GCSE is 100% exam based with no coursework and each skill is worth 25% of the final grade.
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Useful Website Links:

  • Pearson Active Learn  Viva 1,2,3 GCSE Higher and Foundation – Modules available for practice for all year groups using their own personal logins.
  • Memrise Practice and build your vocabulary from beginners to advanced
  • Duolingo Practice and build your vocabulary from beginners to advanced

Recommended Revision Guides:

New GCSE Spanish AQA Complete Revision & Practice
Name:

New GCSE Spanish AQA Complete Revision & Practice (with CD & Online Edition) – Grade 9-1 Course (CGP GCSE Spanish 9-1 Revision)

Author:
CGP Books
Available from School Office:
No
Target Grade 9 Reading AQA GCSE (9-1) Spanish Workbook
Name:

Target Grade 9 Reading AQA GCSE (9-1) Spanish Workbook (Modern Foreign Language Intervention)

Author:
CGP Books
Available from School Office:
Yes – £2.50

Contact Spanish Department

Please use the form bellow to contact the English department or alternatively please email spanish_info@starbank.staracademies.org

Spanish Contact Form

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