From year 7 to year 11, students’ knowledge allow them to talk about a variety of topics, starting from simple descriptions of themselves, their families and their pets to discussing more complex topics like education and environment. Students use a variety of resources, from text books to authentic materials and study a variety of texts. They also develop translation skills as by the new curriculum requirement.
Develop knowledge of Spanish language and culture.
Year 7 – Topics Taught
Myself, my family, my pets, my school, my house, my free time
Year 8 – Topics Taught
The weather, my town, my plans for the weekend, movies and TV programmes, holidays in the past, Spanish speaking countries in South America, Food, ordering in a restaurant
Year 9 – Topics Taught
Clothes, school uniform, shopping, healthy lifestyle.
Year 10 curriculum early start: holidays in present, past and future, being a tourist in Spain
Method of Assessment at KS3:
Writing tasks, reading and listening tasks, role plays, improvised conversations, presentations
Year 10 – Topics Taught
- Holidays in the past, present and future
- Being a tourist in Spain
- My school
- My routine
- Work and future plans
Year 11 – Topics Taught
- My free time
- My local area
- Healthy lifestyle
Method of Assessment at KS4 (include Exam boards and weightings)
Written controlled assessments at the end of each half term . The two best pieces of writing will be sent to the Edexcel exam board and constitutes 30% of the final GCSE grade.
Speaking controlled assessments (internally conducted) at the end of Autumn Term 1 and 2, Spring 1. The two best recordings will be sent to the Edexcel exam board and constitutes 30% of the final GCSE grade.
Reading exam at the end of the year, constitutes 20% of the final GCSE grade
Listening exam at the end of the year, constitutes 20% of the final GCSE grade
How to support your child’s Learning at home
Check for homework, particularly on www.samlearning.com where students will be required to complete interactive reading and listening tasks