Spanish

Why learn a new language?

  • Learning new vocabulary and grammar is a great way to develop your brain power 
  • Listening to a different language improves your powers of concentration and comprehension 
  • Speaking a different language develops your self-confidence and oracy skills 
  • It’s a challenge and develops your resilience and determination
  • The best colleges, universities and employers recognise its value 
  • 75% of the world’s population does not speak English at all 
  • Learning about a different culture makes you more aware of the global community and how other people live 
  • You'll have the opportunity to visit other countries, experience the culture first hand and speak the language 
  • It's fun!

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela

“What matters most is being able to understand and to be understood. ‘Fluent’ is an inhibitor, ‘functional’ is a liberator.”
John Wome, Director of Strategy, British Council

Key Stage 3

What will I learn?
What will I do?
Year 8

Term 1Spanish sounds and spellings and how they link together.
Develop listening and reading skills and be able to ask for and give simple descriptions
Spanish phonics
Introductions and greetings
Classroom language
Where you live
Age and birthday
Family members
Term 2Develop knowledge of Spanish sounds and spellings and how they link together.
Develop listening and reading skills and be able to ask for and give detailed descriptions including the present, past and conditional tenses using adjectives correctly.

Physical descriptions including hair, eyes and character
Pets
Term 3Develop knowledge of Spanish sounds and spellings and how they link together.
Develop listening and reading skills and be able to ask for and give detailed descriptions including justified likes and dislikes in the present, past and conditional tenses using adjectives correctly.
Hobbies
Sports
Weather
Likes and dislikes
Year 9

Term 1Develop knowledge of Spanish sounds and spellings and how they link together.
Develop listening and reading skills and be able to ask for and give detailed descriptions including justified likes and dislikes in the present, past, future and conditional tenses using adjectives correctly. Complex structures such as the comparative will also be explored.
School subjects
Timetable
The school building
Eating at school
Family members
My home
My town
Term 2Develop knowledge of Spanish sounds and spellings and how they link together.
Develop listening and reading skills and be able to ask for and give detailed descriptions including justified likes and dislikes in the present, past, future and conditional tenses using adjectives correctly. Complex structures such as the comparative will also be further developed. The superlative and the use of modal verbs will be introduced.
Holidays
Mealtimes
Going to a party
Getting ready for a party
Making arrangements to go out
Term 3Develop knowledge of Spanish sounds and spellings and how they link together.
Develop listening and reading skills and be able to ask for and give detailed descriptions including justified likes and dislikes in the present, past, future and conditional tenses using adjectives correctly. Complex structures such as the comparative, the superlative and the use of modal verbs will be further developed.
Holiday homes
Holiday activities

Some students follow an adapted curriculum, focused on the development of communication skills.

Key Stage 4: AQA GCSE Spanish


What will I learn?
What will I do?
Year 10

Term 1Further develop knowledge of Spanish sounds and spellings and how they link together.
Develop listening and reading skills and be able to ask for and give detailed descriptions including justified likes and dislikes in the present, past, future and conditional tenses using adjectives correctly. A range of complex structures will be explored.
Relationships with family and friends
Marriage and partnership
Social media
Mobile technology
Term 2Further develop knowledge of Spanish sounds and spellings and how they link together.
Develop listening and reading skills and be able to ask for and give detailed descriptions including justified likes and dislikes in the present, past, future and conditional tenses using adjectives correctly. A range of complex structures will be further developed.
Music, cinema and TV
Food and eating out
Sport
Spain and customs
Festivals
Term 3Further develop knowledge of Spanish sounds and spellings and how they link together.
Develop listening and reading skills and be able to ask for and give detailed descriptions including justified likes and dislikes in the present, past, future and conditional tenses using adjectives correctly. A range of complex structures will be further developed.
Home
Where I live
Year 11

Term 1 Further develop knowledge of Spanish sounds and spellings and how they link together.
Develop listening and reading skills and be able to ask for and give detailed descriptions including justified likes and dislikes in the present, past, future and conditional tenses using adjectives correctly. A range of complex structures will be further developed.
Charity and voluntary work
Healthy and unhealthy living
School and subjects
Life at school and college

Term 2Further develop knowledge of Spanish sounds and spellings and how they link together.
Develop listening and reading skills and be able to ask for and give detailed descriptions including justified likes and dislikes in the present, past, future and conditional tenses using adjectives correctly. A range of complex structures will be further developed.
University or work?
Choice of career
Holidays and travel
Term 3Further develop knowledge of Spanish sounds and spellings and how they link together.
Develop listening and reading skills and be able to ask for and give detailed descriptions including justified likes and dislikes in the present, past, future and conditional tenses using adjectives correctly. A range of complex structures will be further developed.
Regions of Spain
Environment
Poverty and homelessness