Who are we:
- Abi Fowden – Head of Department
- Claudia McEwen- Spanish Instructor
What we do in KS3:
Project-based approach to MFL where students study six projects over two years. Projects include:
- My Life
- My Environment
- School & Future Plans
- Holidays (Talking about a Visit)
What we do in KS4:.
The GCSE course enables students of all abilities to develop their Spanish language skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence. Three distinct themes are covered: Identity and culture; Local, national, international and global areas of interest; Current and future study and employment.
KS3 End of term assessments are carried out at the end of each term and end of year assessments take place at the end of each year.
KS4- Exam board AQA Spanish GCSE.
Paper 1: Listening. Written exam. 25% of GCSE. Students will be assessed on understanding and responding to different types of spoken language. • Section A – questions in English • Section B – questions in Spanish.
Paper 2: Speaking. Non-exam assessment. 25% of GCSE. Students will be assessed on communicating and interacting effectively in speech for a variety of purposes. • Role-play • Photo card • General conversation.
Paper 3: Reading. Written exam. 25% of GCSE. Students will be assessed on understanding and responding to different types of written language. • Section A – questions in English • Section B – questions in Spanish • Section C – translation from Spanish into English.
Paper 4: Writing. Written exam. 25% of GCSE. Students will be assessed on communicating effectively in writing for a variety of purposes. • Question 1 – message • Question 2 – short passage • Question 3 – translation from English into Spanish • Question 4 – structured writing. Higher Tier • Question 1 – structured writing • Question 2 – open-ended writing task • Question 3 – translation from English into Spanish.
Home learning is set once per week and will be either topic specific vocabulary learning, a task based on work completed within the lesson, revision of a key topic, or a longer-term assignment which leads towards a more substantial piece of work.
Skills gained for the future:
Communication skills, employability and opportunities for travel.
How to find out more information:
Please email the Head of Department, Abi Fowden, on firstname.lastname@example.org