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Yr 7 Spanish

In Yr 7 the foundation for further study at KS3 is laid. Students are taught the basics including numbers, months, greetings, the alphabet, classroom objects and classroom language.

Subsequently they learn language for school, house and home town, free time and leisure.

They will explore the cultural differences between the UK and Spanish speaking countries

 

Yr 8 Spanish

Students will have the opportunity to consolidate their learning from Yr 7 whilst building their vocabulary and extending their knowledge of key grammatical structures. 

They will also revise home town and free time.  In preparation for the new GCSEs, there will be an emphasis placed on translation tasks and role play.

 

Yr 9 Spanish

There will be a greater emphasis placed on the learning of grammar in preparation for the future possible study GCSE, with the more rigorous requirements that it calls for.

There will be study of present past and future tenses. Students will also follow a module on lifestyle involving learning parts of the body, sports and leisure food and fitness.

Students will have the opportunity to compare the cultural traditions of the Spanish and English Speaking world. In the Spring Term of Year 9 students will learn about the world of work including the role of languages to help inform their option choices. The final area of study is the topic of holidays.

 

KS3 Skills Taught

Students at KS3 develop their language learning skills through Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing the target language.

The emphasis on the written word increases over time. In Yr 7 students are encouraged to have a go at the four skills and become increasingly equipped with the knowledge to make good progress.

In Yr 8 students build on their acquired knowledge from Yr 7, whilst in Yr 9 a greater emphasis is placed on grammatical accuracy to develop the necessary skills prior to the study of GCSE MFL.

 

KS3 Skills Taught

Students at KS3 develop their language learning skills through Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing the target language.

The emphasis on the written word increases over time. In Yr 7 students are encouraged to have a go at the four skills and become increasingly equipped with the knowledge to make good progress.

In Yr 8 students build on their acquired knowledge from Yr 7, whilst in Yr 9 a greater emphasis is placed on grammatical accuracy to develop the necessary skills prior to the study of GCSE MFL.

 

Key Stage 4

New GCSE French (Y10)

GCSE Spanish (Y11)

Exam Board: AQA

 

Subject Content (Y11 GCSE Spanish)

This brings together their learning at KS3 and students will study a range of topics in more depth.
The course consists of four modules these are:
Lifestyle, including health, relationships and social issues
Leisure, including free time, media, shopping and holidays
Home and Environment, including home town and region, and the environment
Work and Education, including school, future plans, and jobs

 

Subject Content (Y10 GCSE French)

Students study all of the following themes on which the assessments are based.

Theme 1: Identity and culture (relationships, family, social media, free time activities, customs and tradition)
Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest (home town and region, social issues, the environment, poverty, travel and tourism)
Theme 3: Current and future study and employment (my studies, life at school, post 16 education, job and career choices)

 

At Key Stage 4 students are encouraged to be organised in their approach to note keeping on the learning of the subject content.

Skills Taught

The course consolidates the learning at KS3 through a series of activities based on the four skills of listening speaking, reading and writing.
The study of MFL provides students with intellectual challenge that might not be offered in some other curriculum areas. It also improves their problem solving skills that enhances their learning across the curriculum.
Overall the study of MFL will prepare them for possible future study at KS5.

Assessment Detail – Y11 GCSE Spanish:

Listening by terminal Exam - (20%)
Reading by terminal Exam - (20%)
Speaking by Controlled Assessment - (30%) 2 tasks submitted
Writing by Controlled Assessment - (30%) 2 tasks submitted
Assessment Detail – Y10 GCSE French
Listening by terminal Exam - (25%)
Reading by terminal Exam - (25%)
Speaking by oral exam- role play, photo card and general discussion – (25%)

Writing by terminal exam – short passage (Foundation), structured writing task, translation into French, open-ended writing task (Higher) - (25%)
 

Course Name:

GCSE French

Exam Board:

AQA

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658

Assessment Detail:

100% exam
4 papers worth 25% each (listening, reading, writing, speaking)

 

Autumn Term:
Subject Content:

Topic of family and friends: Be able to talk about yourself; describe your family and what your parents do; describe how you get on with your family; describe your favourite activities; describe friends; talk about plans for the future (eg marriage)

Start topic of hobbies/sport

Skills Taught:

How to learn and increase vocabulary; improve pronunciation; practise reading, writing, speaking, listening skills; learn grammar points – ER verbs in present tense, avoir, être, reflexive verbs, past tense, possessive adjectives, future tense

Homework:

Learn key vocabulary; write paragraphs on family and friends/sport/hobbies; read texts

Background/Extended Learning:

Use websites:

Languages Online – for vocabulary and grammar
Zut – for reading/listening/grammar activities
Word Reference – online dictionary
Verbix – for conjugating verbs

Spring Term :
Subject Content:

Topic of sport/hobbies/technology:
What you do with your free time; what you do when you go out; what sports you like; how you use technology/media and what you like to buy

Skills Taught:

Past, present, future tenses

Homework:

Learn key vocabulary; write paragraphs on sport/hobbies/technology; read texts

 

Background/Extended Learning:

Use websites:

Languages Online – for vocabulary and grammar
Zut – for reading/listening/grammar activities
Word Reference – online dictionary
Verbix – for conjugating verbs

 

Summer Term:
Subject Content:

Topic of customs & holidays:
Describe a past/future holiday, your accommodation/the area; what you did/will do;

 

Skills Taught:

Past, present, future tenses

Homework:

Learn key vocabulary; write paragraphs on customs and holidays; read texts

Background/Extended Learning:

Use websites:

Languages Online – for vocabulary and grammar
Zut – for reading/listening/grammar activities
Word Reference – online dictionary
Verbix – for conjugating verbs