Spanish

Year 10 Spanish Homework tasks 2017/2018 click here

 

Curriculum Information

Year 9 Spanish

The Year 9 Spanish curriculum follows on from the curriculum at Middle School and aims to develop the linguistic skills for GCSE Spanish.  The course focuses on listening, reading, writing and speaking skills with a cultural element through the study of a Spanish film and other authentic Spanish texts. The course will be assessed by a class assessment at the end of every topic and an examination at the end of Year 9.

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Free time activities – music, cinema TV, sport

 16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Me, my family and friends – physical and character descriptions, relationships

 31 October Tutor Evening

3 (5 weeks) Holidays and Hispanic Fiestas/Traditions

 15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

29 January Option Evening

1 February Parents’ Evening

8  February Parents’ Evening

4 (6 weeks) Home Town and Abroad – Based around ‘Voces Inocentes’ film and including a description of house and home town

 19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) Eating Out – food, café / restaurant transactions, complaints
6 (7 weeks) My studies – subjects, preferences, rules and description of school

 Week commencing 18 June: Year 9 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

 Year 10  GCSE Spanish

Course title: Spanish GCSE Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8698
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit all of their formal examinations at the end of the course in Year 11. Students sit an examination in each skill (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and each skill has an equal weighting of the total GCSE in Spanish.

At1: Listening. Foundation or Higher Tiers available. 25%

At2: Speaking. Foundation or Higher Tiers available. 3 parts: Role play, Photo card and General conversation. 25%

At3: Reading. Foundation or Higher available including 1 translation from Spanish to English. 25%

At4: Writing. Foundation or Higher available including 1 translation from English to Spanish. 25%

 GCSE Spanish has a Foundation Tier (grades 1–5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4–9). Students must take all four question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series.

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Free time activities

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Technology in everyday life
3 (5 weeks) Me, my family and friends

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Marriage/partnership

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) Healthy living + social issues

19 April Parents’ Evening

6 (7 weeks) Travel and Tourism + Customs and festivals

Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week

12 July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

 Year 11 GCSE Spanish

Course title: Spanish GCSE Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8698
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit all of their formal examinations at the end of the course in Year 11. Students sit an examination in each skill (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and each skill has an equal weighting of the total GCSE in Spanish.

At1: Listening. Foundation or Higher Tiers available. 25%

At2: Speaking. Foundation or Higher Tiers available. 3 parts: Role play, Photo card and General conversation. 25%

At3: Reading. Foundation or Higher available including 1 translation from Spanish to English. 25%

At4: Writing. Foundation or Higher available including 1 translation from English to Spanish. 25%

 GCSE Spanish has a Foundation Tier (grades 1–5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4–9). Students must take all four question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series.

 

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Holidays, Customs and Festivals (10 lessons +2 for assessments)

 Life at school (8 lessons + 2 for assessments)

25 September Reports Open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Complete life at school

Home, town and region (9 lessons)

Education at Post 16 level and career choices (8 lessons)

14 December – 20 December  Mock Exams

3 (5 weeks) Speaking mock exams

Complete Education at Post 16 level

Global issues: homelessness and environment (8 lessons +3 for assessments)

9 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Revision for examinations

22 Feb Parents’ Evening

1 March Parents’ Evening

5 (6 weeks) Revision for examinations

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

 Year 12 Spanish 2017/2018

Course title: Spanish A Level Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7652
How will students be assessed?
This is a reformed A Level course and as such, students will complete three exams at the end of year 13.  There is no coursework.

The first examination is Listening, Reading and Writing, it lasts 2 hours 30 and is worth 100 marks. Listening and reading passages will be drawn from a range of contexts and sources, covering different registers and types, contemporary and historical material and will cover non-fiction and literary fiction. Students will translate a passage of at least 100 words from French into English. The content of the passages will be based on the themes and sub-themes from this 2 year course.

The second examination is Writing, a 2 hour exam worth 80 marks and during which students will write two essays in French on the film and piece of literature studied over the course.

The third examination is Speaking and lasts 21–23 minutes (including 5 minutes supervised preparation time); with a total mark of 60. The test will be in two parts. Part 1 will be the discussion of one sub-theme from those in this 2 year course, lasting 5–6 minutes, and Part 2 will be the presentation and discussion of the student’s individual research project from Year 13.

There will be internal assessment at the end of each unit and a full examination internally set at the end of the year.

 

Half term Key content – CLW Key content – JRD
1 (7 weeks) Introduction

Modern and Traditional Hispanic Values

Families in the past and at present
Catholic Religion and Festivals
Marriage and Divorce
Family types

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

Introduction

Cyberspace

Uses of Internet
Has new technology improved our life for the better or worse?
Use of Smart Phones

 

2 (8 weeks) Equality of Rights

The fight for equality of women
Women in today’s society
The rights of LGBT
The role of women in the Hispanic world

The influence of Idols

The influences of musical idols
The influence of sport heroes
The new culture of fame

 

3 (5 weeks) Cultural Heritage

Peru
Mexican Art
The Moor Architecture in Andalusia
Musical Heritage

1 Feb  Mock Exams

Continuation of the above

 Regional Identity in Spain

‘Semana Santa’ in Spain
Bullfighting
Gastronomy in Spain
The official languages of Spain

4 (6weeks) Study of film ‘ Volver’

26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

6  March Parents’ Evening

 

Continuation of the above/ Revision of topics

Start El racismo

5 (5 weeks) Continuation of Volver/Revision of all topics

11 June Reports Open

27 June – 3 July Exam Week

9 July data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

El racismo
6 (7 weeks) Preparation for Mock Examination/La inmigración/IRP preparation Preparation for Mock Examination/Jóvenes de hoy, ciudadanos de mañana

 

 Year 13 Spanish 2017/2018

Course title: Spanish A Level
How will students be assessed?
This is a reformed A Level course and as such, students will complete three exams at the end of year 13.  There is no coursework.

The first examination is Listening, Reading and Writing, it lasts 2 hours 30 and is worth 100 marks. Listening and reading passages will be drawn from a range of contexts and sources, covering different registers and types, contemporary and historical material and will cover non-fiction and literary fiction. Students will translate a passage of at least 100 words from French into English. The content of the passages will be based on the themes and sub-themes from this 2 year course.

The second examination is Writing, a 2 hour exam worth 80 marks and during which students will write two essays in French on the film and piece of literature studied over the course.

The third examination is Speaking and lasts 21–23 minutes (including 5 minutes supervised preparation time); with a total mark of 60. The test will be in two parts. Part 1 will be the discussion of one sub-theme from those in this 2 year course, lasting 5–6 minutes, and Part 2 will be the presentation and discussion of the student’s individual research project from Year 13.

There will be internal assessment at the end of each unit and a full examination internally set at the end of the year.

 

Half term Key content – CLW Key content – JRD
1 (7 weeks) La convivencia e integración

IRP
18 September UCAS Data Drop
9 October- Reports open
16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

Las Rimas de Becquer
2 (8 weeks) Movimientos sociales

IRP
12 December Parents’ Evening

Monarquías y dictaduras
3 (5 weeks)  Revision/IRP
1 Feb- 5 Feb Mock exams
Profundicemos en los temas 1 y 2
Speaking preparation
4 (6 weeks) Revision/IRP

Speaking preparation
26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Revision/IRP
Speaking preparation
5 (6 weeks) Revision/IRP

Speaking preparation
23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Revision/IRP
Speaking preparation
6 (7 weeks) EXAMINATIONS