In Year 7 students have the chance to start Spanish as their second language option. Students are placed in one of two parallel (mixed ability) groups and then set later in the year after end of unit assessments.
Students learn how to conduct a variety of everyday conversations and have the opportunity to put these into practice in Spain if they take part in the 4 day trip to Csntabria in June/July of Year 8 or 9.
Students are introduced to the basic grammatical concepts of the language. Classes are conducted mainly in Spanish and students are actively encouraged to use the language as much as possible themselves. The four skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing are developed during the course of the three years. Topics covered include self, descriptions, free time, talking about their town and classroom language. Assessment is by means of end of unit assessments and end of year examination.
For details on the Spanish GCSE and to aid students’ independent learning with additional study materials, the Spanish Department has created a Google Site, accessible via students’ RM Unify logins. Please click here for the KS4 Google Site