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What will I learn in this subject?

During Year 9 we will start the GCSE course focusing on the theme of “Identity and Culture” (home life, relationships, leisure, media, food and special occasions), developing our communication skills as well as our cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. In year 10 we will work around the themes of “Local Area, Holiday and Travel” and “School Life”. We will continue to hone our communication skills and also start to look at good exam techniques to ensure you are fully prepared for your final exams in year 11. In the last year we will discuss the topics of “Future aspirations, study and work” and “International and global dimension”, bringing together all the skills developed in previous years and aspiring towards fluency in all the topics covered. Then we will spend plenty of time preparing for the exams and ensuring you are successful.

What can I do after the course?

Research has shown that learning a language improves your problem solving skills and makes you more confident in difficult situations. No matter what field you are interested in, most employers now consider a qualification in foreign languages to be desirable. In the European Union and the wider global market, the ability to communicate in Spanish is a highly sought-after skill. Any achievement in this course can be used as part of an application to a potential college or employer along with other grades you have achieved when you leave school. Many universities and colleges prefer candidates who have a languages GCSE.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through exams at the end of Year 11 with marks awarded as follows:

25% Speaking

25% Listening

25% Writing

25% Reading

Anything else I need to know?

You will need:

• to have a good attendance, punctuality and behaviour record

• to have a real interest and commitment to the subject including the willingness to speak in Spanish

• to be prepared to complete all assessments and assignments on time

Learning Journey

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