Spanish

Year 10 Spanish 2016/2018

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 + technology in everyday life
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks) Me, my family and friends + Marriage/partnership
3 (7 weeks) Healthy living + social issues
9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
4 (6 weeks) Travel and Tourism + Customs and festivals
3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
5 (5 weeks) Home, town, neighbourhood and region + global issues
27th April Parents’ Evening
6 (7 weeks) Life at school/college
Week commencing 19th June: Year 10 exam week
26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL

2017-18

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Education at Post 16 level
2 (7 weeks) Global issues: homelessness and environment
3 (7 weeks) Career choices and ambitions
4 (6 weeks) Revision of the 2 year: drilling of vocabulary and past paper practise
5 (5 weeks) Revision of the 2 year: drilling of vocabulary and past paper practise

Year 11 Spanish 2016/2017

Course title: GCSE Spanish Exam board: Edexcel Specification code: 2SP01
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit two external exams at the end of Year 11.
Both examination papers (listening and reading) are each worth 20% of the final GCSE grade.
Writing and Speaking controlled assessments will be assessed in November 2016 (speaking) and February 2017 (writing).Listening: Foundation and Higher Tiers available; examined at the end of Year 11. These are worth each 20% each of the total GCSE.

Speaking: completion of two controlled assessments; one already completed in Year 10 and one to be carried out in Year 11. These are worth 15% each of the total GCSE.

Reading: Foundation and Higher Tiers available; examined at the end of Year 11. These are worth 20% each of the total GCSE.

Writing: completion of two controlled assessments; one already completed in Year 10 and one to be carried out in Year 11. These are worth 15% each of the total GCSE.

Half term          Key Content Assessment
1 ( 7 weeks )                               All about me – my interests and relationships Spoken piece of controlled assessment (worth 15% of total GCSE).
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 ( 7 weeks ) Jobs and employment Listening and reading assessment on Jobs and Employment
Mock Exams commence 9th December until 16th December (formal mock listening and reading examinations)
3 ( 7 weeks ) My area Written piece of controlled assessment (worth 15% of GCSE).
9th January data collection (mock grade, PEG and ATL)
16th February Parents Evening
4 ( 6weeks ) Environment

Revision of all topics from Y10 and 11. Exam skills, past papers and drilling of vocabulary.

Use of previous examination papers
5 ( 5 weeks ) Revision of all topics from Y10 and 11. Exam skills, past papers and drilling of vocabulary. Use of previous examination papers
Extra Mock Exams
20th March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Year 12 Spanish 2016/2017

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 (5 lessons a fortnight) Key content – JRD (3 lessons a fortnight)
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
(*CLW will cover 4 additional grammar lessons as part of transition between GCSE – A level)
Introduction
Cyberspace
Uses of Internet
Has new technology improved our life for the better or worse?
Use of Smart Phones
2 (7 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 (7 weeks) Cultural Heritage
Peru
Mexican Art
The Moor Architecture in Andalusia
Musical Heritage
Continuation of the above

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

4 (6 weeks) Study of film ‘ Volver’ Continuation of the above
5 (5 weeks) Revision of Exam Skills/topics Revision of Exam Skills/topics
6 (7 weeks) Preparation for Mock Examination/Start A Level Course Preparation for Mock Examination/Start A Level Course

ear 13 Spanish 2016/2017

Course title: Spanish Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7692
How will students be assessed?
2 Exams. Unit 3 and 4 (examined in June 2017)

Unit 3. Listening, Reading and Writing for 2:30 hours. 35% of the overall A-level mark on topics studies over A2.

Unit 4. Speaking. 35 minutes including 20 minutes preparation time. 1 card related to a topic studied during A2 followed by a general discussion + discussion about both cultural topics studied in class.

*Students are also recommended to re-sit the AS unit 1 examination to improve their original grade.

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks)
  • Protecting the Planet – Activities of Ecological groups, Collaboration and Global Responsibility
  • Social Issues Today – Causes of poverty, Attitudes towards Poverty and Wealth, Poverty and Health
  • Public Order – Antisocial behaviour, Juvenile Delinquency, Justice in the Community
2 (7 weeks)
  • Study of Literary text ‘La Casa de Bernarda Alba’ by Federico Garcia Lorca – study of historical context, themes, characters, artist’s techniques, success and influences

Immigration – causes of immigration, Benefits and Problems of Immigration, Immigration in Spain

3 (7 weeks)
  • Integration – Problems associated with immigration, Allegiance of Immigrants, Reports on experiences of integration
  • Study of film ‘Volver’ by Pedro Almodovar – study of historical context, themes, characters, cinematic techniques, artist’s techniques, success and influences
4(6 weeks)                        
  • Racism – Definition of Racism, Victims of Racism, Measures to eliminate Racism
  • The Impact of Scientific Advances and Technology – Technology  in the home and work place, Medical Issues, Ethical Questions
5 (5 weeks)
  • Revision and Exam Practise