Spanish

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Curriculum Information

Year 9 Spanish 2018/2019

How will students be assessed?
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 class assessments on various topics and an examination at the end of Year 9.
Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) Free Time
2 (7 weeks) Complete Free Time
Me, My Family and Friends
3 (6 weeks) At the restaurant
4 (6 weeks) Holidays and Hispanic Fiestas
5 (5 weeks) Complete Holidays and Hispanic Fiestas
Home, Town and Area
6 (7 weeks) Complete Home, Town and Area
My Studies

 

 

Year 10 Spanish 2018/2019

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 (8 weeks) Free time activities
2 (7 weeks) Technology in everyday life
3 (6 weeks) Me, my family and friends
4 (6 weeks) Healthy living + social issues
5 (5 weeks) Holidays
6 (7 weeks) Festivals

 

 

Year 11 Spanish 2018/2019

Course title: GCSE Spanish 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 (8 weeks) Festivals
Life at school
2 (7 weeks) Home, town and region
Education at Post 16 level and career choices
Revision for Mock Exam
3 (6 weeks) Complete Education at Post 16 level and career choices
Global issues: homelessness and environment
4 (6 weeks) Complete Global issues: homelessness and environment
Revision for External Exams
5 (5 weeks) Revision for External Exams
6 (7 weeks)  

 

 

 

Year 12 Spanish 2018/2019

Course title: Spanish A Level Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7652
How will students be assessed?
Students will complete three external 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 Spanish 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 Spanish 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 assessments and mock examinations during the two year course.

Half term Key content – CLW Key content – JRD
1 (8 weeks) Introduction

Modern and Traditional Hispanic Values
Families in the past and at present
Catholic Religion and Festivals
Marriage and Divorce
Family types

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 (6 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/ Revision of topics
Start El racismo
5 (5 weeks) Continuation of Volver/Revision of all topics El racismo
6 (7 weeks) Preparation for Mock Examination/IRP preparation Preparation for Mock Examination/Jóvenes de hoy, ciudadanos de mañana

 

 

Year 13 Spanish 2018/2019

Course title: Spanish Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7653
How will students be assessed?
Students will complete three external 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 Spanish 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 Spanish 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 assessments and mock examinations during the two year course.

Half term Key content – CLW Key content – JRD
1 (8 weeks) La inmigración
La convivencia e integración
IRP
Monarquías y dictaduras
2 (7 weeks) Movimientos sociales
IRP
Las Rimas de Becquer
3 (6 weeks)  Revision/IRP

 

Profundicemos en los temas 1 y 2
Speaking preparation
4 (6 weeks) Revision/IRP
Speaking preparation
Revision/IRP
Speaking preparation
5 (5 weeks) Revision/IRP
Speaking preparation
Revision/IRP
Speaking preparation
6 (7 weeks) EXAMINATIONS