Spanish at KS4

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If you require any further information about the curriculum we are following in this subject, please contact the Head of Department.

Course ID
AQA 8698
Faculty
Modern Foreign Languages
Department
Spanish
Level
Key Stage 4 (GCSE)
Head of Faculty
J. Giffen
Head of Department
E. Piazza

Students can choose to study one or both languages studied at KS3.

They build on their KS3 knowledge and skills as well as developing a deeper understanding of the cultural aspects of the countries where the language is spoken. Students follow the AQA GCSE (9-1) course in French, German and/or Spanish.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 10

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Theme 1 Identity and Culture. Unit 2: Me, my family and friends. Unit 1 listening, reading and writing assessment.
Autumn 2 Theme 1 Identity and Culture: Unit 2 Technology in everyday life. Unit 1 and 2 listening, reading and writing assessment.
Spring 1 Theme 1 Identity and Culture. Unit 3 Free-time activities. Unit 3 listening and reading assessment. Writing assessment, including all units.
Spring 2 Theme 1 Identity and Culture: Unit 4 Customs and Festivals. Unit 3 & 4 listening and reading assessment. Writing assessment, including all units.
Summer 1 Theme 2 Local, national, international and global areas of interest. Unit 5 Home, town, neighbourhood and region. Unit 5 listening and reading assessment.
Summer 2 Theme 2 Local, national, international and global areas of interest. Unit 6 Social Issues. Year 10 Mock Examination in listening, reading and writing (Foundation or Higher past paper). Speaking Exam – Covering Year 10 topics.

 

Year 11

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Theme 2 Local, national, international and global areas of interest. Unit 6 Social Issues. Complete Unit 6 and Revise Year 10 Basics. Unit 7 Global issues. Unit 6 and 7 listening test. Writing assessment covering all units.
Autumn 2 Theme 2 Local, national, international and global areas of interest. Unit 8 Travel and Tourism. Y11 Mock Exams. F/H listening, reading and writing exam.
Spring 1 Themes 3 Current and future study and employment. Unit 9 My studies and Unit 10 Life at school. Exam style questions and ongoing exam practice in class. No Formal end of unit
assessment.
Spring 2 Theme 3 Current and future study and employment. Unit 11 Education post 16 and Unit 11 Jobs, careers and ambitions. Mock speaking exam.
Summer 1 Exam practice and revision.  
Summer 2 GCSE Examination. GCSE Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 10

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Seneca Learning; Quizlet; Kerboodle. Digital textbook at Kerboodle; online articles. Netflix for films; YouTube for videos / music / short clips / information about
Spanish festivals; AQA past papers.
Year 10 study visit to
Salamanca.

 

Year 11

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Seneca Learning; Quizlet; Kerboodle. Digital textbook at Kerboodle; online articles. Netflix for films; YouTube for videos / music / short clips / information about
Spanish festivals; AQA past papers.
Revision sessions.

 

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