Spanish is relevant and accessible to many of our students who holiday in a Spanish speaking country.
Spanish is the 3rd most popular business language in the world following Mandarin and English. It also has strong links to employment in tourism.
British companies are increasingly looking for people who speak more than one language.
The modern economy is no longer a national, but a global one. Larger companies in particular are trying to attract job applicants from across Europe.
Lessons are always vibrant and creative to enthuse and encourage all students whatever their ability to enjoy learning and studying a language that is so very valuable.
Each September Day of European Languages is celebrated at the College. Students have the opportunity to take part in fun activities aimed at recognising the importance of studying languages.
Every two years 40 students from Years 8 and 9 have the opportunity to visit Barcelona in Spain to experience the Spanish culture and use their language skills.
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 students study a range of engaging and relevant topics such as sports and hobbies, school, town, at the restaurant, holidays, the environment, healthy living and the world of work.
Students cover a wide range of skills in lessons. These include team work, listening, reasoning, time management, problem solving, taking risks, questioning, decision making, communication and collaboration. Students are assessed equally over 3 main skills of listening and responding (60%) and reading and writing. Strands of the Literacy and Numeracy Framework are incorporated into Key Stage 3 lessons.
Key Stage 4
The GCSE course in Spanish aims to provide an enjoyable course of study for students from a wide range of abilities.
The GCSE aims to develop the ability to understand and use Spanish effectively for the purposes of practical communication. The course offers insights into the cultural aspects of Spain and Spanish speaking countries.
The following topics form the basis of the course: Personal and Social Life, The Local Community, The World of Work and The Wider World.
There are 4 elements to GCSE:
20% reading- Exam June Year 11
20% listening- Exam June Year 11
30% speaking (coursework)
30% writing (coursework)
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