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Spanish is an academic subject that opens doors, broadens the mind and offers an insight into other countries and cultures.  In our multi-cultural society there’s never been a better time to learn a foreign language such as Spanish.  The main benefits of learning a language are: enhanced job opportunities/salary and it improves your CV, improves opportunities for sixth form and higher education, improves memory and brain function – allowing you to perform better in other academic subjects.  You also improve your English -learning a foreign language draws your focus to the mechanics of language: grammar, conjugations, and sentence structure.  This makes you more aware of language, and the ways it can be structured and manipulated.  These skills can make you a more effective writer and help improve your English GCSE grade.

Mr Prentice, Lead Learner of Modern Foreign Languages.

KS3 Subject Information - Year 7

All students study three terms of Spanish, either terms 1-3 or 4-6.

Students who complete Spanish in Terms 1-3 then switch to French for Terms 4-6 and vice-versa.

  • Topic 1 - Talking about myself and others
  • Topic 2 -  School life
  • Topic 3 - My family

KS3 Subject Information Year 8 & Year 9

Year 8

Term 1 My house

Term 2 My free time

Term 3 My town

Term 4 My holidays

Term 5 Food

Term 6 Fashion


Year 9 Sets 1-2

Term 1 Media

Term 2 School

Term 3 Health

Term 4 World of Work

Term 5 Spanish speaking world

Term 6 Revision/Start GCSE Course


Year 9 Sets 3-9

Term 1 Talking about people

Term 2 Going out

Term 3 Holidays

Term 4 Food

Term 5 Fashion

Term 6 Revision/Start GCSE Course

Year 10 and Year 11 Subject Information

Pupils study all of the following themes on which the assessments are based.

Theme 1: Identity and culture

  • Topic 1: Me, my family and friends
  • Topic 2: Technology in everyday life
  • Topic 3: Free-time activities
  • Topic 4: Customs and festivals in Spanish-speaking countries/communities

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

  • Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region
  • Topic 2: Social issues
  • Topic 3: Global issues
  • Topic 4: Travel and tourism

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

  • Topic 1: My studies
  • Topic 2: Life at school/college
  • Topic 3: Education post-16
  • Topic 4: Jobs, career choices and ambitions

How is the course assessed?

The GCSE consists of 4 units: Writing 25%, Speaking 25%, Reading 25% and Listening 25%.  These components are all taken at the end of this linear course. 

Job Opportunities

Business, engineering, media, charity work, museums and libraries, public administration, teaching, tourism, transport and logistics.

GCSE Spanish - Course Information



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