Pupils benefit from the international nature of the school and celebrate other cultures.

ISI 2013



Spanish – the second most spoken language in the world!

Spanish is taught in year 7 as part of a languages carousel at the end of which pupils can select Spanish to continue to the end of year 9 and thereafter choose it for GCSE. All course books are accompanied by an e-book and digital audio facilities, also accessible to pupils at home or anywhere in the globe via the school intranet. We also have easy access to ICT facilities. Class sizes in Spanish are small and this enables individual attention and the teacher is very able to assist pupils with differing needs to progress effectively. This can be clearly seen by our outstanding results. The department is also part of an annual MFL Speaking Competition, which enables pupils of all abilities to perform on a given topic at both key stages 3 and 4. In all years we aim to provide pupils with the necessary skills to do well in Spanish and give them a knowledge of the culture of Spain and the Hispanic World, which also excites their interest. All years benefit from our Spanish Assistant, who works with pupils to further their oral skills. We have so far had assistants from Chile, Mexico and Spain.

Course Content:

Years 7, 8 & 9:

In year 7 pupils undergo a fun taster course to get a feel for the language. Thereafter pupils follow the Mira Express course, which will cover topics such as general conversation, family, leisure, region, holidays, clothing and food/drink. 

Years 10 & 11:

At GCSE pupils follow the ‘Mira’ course alongside which a variety of revision materials are used. The specification followed is the AQA GCSE which is based around the 4 skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. Pupils can be entered at foundation or higher level for listening or reading. GCSE results have continually been outstanding.

Pupils benefit from the international nature of the school and celebrate other cultures.

ISI 2013
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