Head of Department: Mr A Green
Teacher of Spanish: Mrs J Campling
Teacher of Spanish: Miss C Guadas Sanchis
Teacher of Spanish: Mrs S Paden
Teacher of Spanish: Mrs L Bould
Every student will study all three languages in Year 7, and at the end of Year 7, will choose their First Language to study up to GCSE in Year 11. They will continue with an allocated Second Language in Year 8 and Year 9, and may study this one too to GCSE. Students can then continue with French, German or Spanish into A-Level.
We offer a holistic approach to enhance the development of the four core skills (writing, reading, listening and speaking). Pupils will be offered wide-ranging opportunities to experience culture, such as residential Trips to Spain in Year 9/10 (Barcelona) and Year 12/13 (Andalucía).
Students will use the Viva 1 textbook as support material for Spanish. Pupils will study Spanish for two terms in Year 7, and while they will make quick progress, the focus is on engagement and communication. The full list of topics covered can be found in the Scheme of Work.
Students continue their course with “Viva 2”. Students have 6 periods a week if Spanish is their chosen language, or 2 periods per week if it is their allocated second language. The Year 8 course seeks to build on the skills and knowledge acquired in Year 7, with an emphasis on grammar, writing and skills such as translating. Boys will be expected to become more independent in their learning, and to spend more of their own time on vocabulary learning. The full list of topics and grammar covered in Year 8 can be found in the Scheme of Work.
Students continue the course using the Viva 3 Rojo textbook as support material. Students have 4 periods a week if Spanish is their chosen language, or 2 periods per week if it is their allocated second language. The Year 9 course moves towards interacting with longer, more complex texts and increased spontaneity, as we start the GCSE course towards the end of the year. The full list of topics and grammar covered in Year 9 can be found in the Scheme of Work.
GCSE Spanish is studied using the Edexcel Spanish GCSE specification.
This GCSE course culminates in four papers taken at the end of Year 11: Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening. The four skills have equal weighting in the final grade. Years 9, 10 and 11 groups use the Studio Edexcel GCSE as a textbook and cover the GCSE topics as outlined in the Scheme of Work.
The text book issued to students is called "Viva Edexcel GCSE" and boys are also expected to purchase ‘Viva Edexcel GCSE Spanish Grammar and Translation Workbook’ for help with class and homework tasks.
Year 11 Spring Term will see our classes complete their learning in Spanish, and lessons will become increasingly dedicated to the following: