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KS2

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity, and provides an opening to other cultures. High quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. Students learn to respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources, speak with increasing confidence, fluency, and spontaneity, write at varying length, and discover and develop and appreciation of a range of writing in French. Pupils learn to explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs like rhymes, and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words, to speak in sentences using basic language structures, engage in conversations, appreciate stories, songs poems and rhymes in the language, and to write phrases from memory.

KS3

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity, and provides an opening to other cultures. High quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. Students learn to respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources, speak with increasing confidence, fluency, and spontaneity, write at varying length, and discover and develop and appreciation of a range of writing in French.  Pupils will learn:

    • Grammar and vocabulary: students learn to identify and use tenses or other structures which convey the present, past, and future, to use a variety of key grammatical structures and patterns including voices and moods, to develop and use a wide ranging vocabulary, and to use accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation

 

  • Linguistic competence: students listen to a variety of forms of spoken language to obtain information, transcribe sentences with increasing accuracy, initiate and develop conversations using unfamiliar language, express and develop ideas clearly, speak coherently using accurately pronunciation and intonation, read and show comprehension of original and adapted materials from a range of different sources, read literary texts in the language (stories, songs, poems, and letters), and write prose using an increasingly wide range of grammar and vocabulary

 

iGCSE Spanish

This course is 100% externally assessed. It develops listening, reading, writing, and speaking communication skills. Culturally sensitive and authentic texts are used throughout, and topics relate to the interests of students studying Spanish, such as in study and leisure situations. Students develop understanding written and spoken forms of the language, learn to communicate effectively, understand grammar and its practical application, understand the countries where Spanish is spoken, and build a solid foundation for future language learning. Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are tested through three examination papers:

Paper 1: Listening (30 minutes, 40 marks)

Assesses listening skills across five topic areas:

  1. Home and abroad
  2. Education and employment
  3. Personal life and relationships
  4. The world around us
  5. Social activities, fitness and health

Paper 2: Reading and Writing (1h 45, 80 marks)

Assesses reading and writing skills in separate sections across five topic areas

  1. Home and abroad
  2. Education and employment
  3. Personal life and relationships
  4. The world around us
  5. Social activities, fitness and health

Paper 3: Speaking (8-10 minutes, 40 marks)

Assesses speaking skills across five topic areas, students will present and answer questions on a picture, and discuss two different topic areas chosen at random.

  1. Home and abroad
  2. Education and employment
  3. Personal life and relationships
  4. The world around us
  5. Social activities, fitness and health