Key Stage 4

Spanish becomes increasingly more popular and stands in the top three most spoken languages in the world.

You will study a variety of topic areas, including Tourism, Local Environment, School and Relationships and Choices and will be assessed in the following four skill areas: Speaking coursework (30%), Writing coursework (30%), Listening exam (20%) and Reading exam (20%). The Spanish course is assessed by both examination and controlled assessments during the two years.

Through studying a foreign language, you will develop skills and strategies in communication, group work, problem-solving and independent study, not forgetting the opportunity to also develop and deepen cultural awareness.

You can only take this course if you studied Spanish in Year 9.

Year 10

In Year 10 Students start their GCSE course.  The course from 2016 onwards is assessed by 100% examination at the end of Year 11 and is split into 4 areas:  Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.  We follow the AQA course in all three languages, where students are expected to speak and write fluently about the following topics in the target language:

Autumn term: Travel and tourism, my school life and studies

Spring term: Interests and influences. 

Summer term: Life in cities and social issues, global issues and the environment.

Year 11

In the current academic year of 2016/2017, all Year 11 students will take their controlled assessments in the final topic areas.  Through the course of this year they will complete at least one extra speaking assessment in the autumn term and a written assessment in the spring term.  The summer term is dedicated to revision of the course and exam practise.

From 2017/2018 students will continue with their studies from Year 10 studying the following topic areas up until the end of the spring term, with the summer term dedicated to revision of the course and exam practise:

Customs and festivals in Spanish speaking countries and communities, post 16 education, jobs, career choices and ambitions, world of work, global issues, charity and voluntary work.  Exam Practise.