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Year 7
Aims:
To develop accurate pronunciation through the teaching of Spanish phonices
To enable students to develop confidence in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish
Topics:
Letters and numbers, introductions and basic personal details, descriptions of friends,  school and hobbies
Possible homework tasks and useful sites: Learn vocabulary, comprehension tasks, learn a script, access websites to consolidate learning

www.languagesonline.org.uk  www.quizlet.com.

Year 8
Aims:
To build upon the teaching and learning that has taken place in Year 7 through the development of Spanish vocabulary, language structures and use of the future tense, allowing students to access more advanced skills. Students aim to develop their confidence and fluency in the language.
Topics: (2018-2019)
Students study  main topics namely ,House and home, Hobbies and my town Grammar is fully integrated into teaching and learning and it is a fully interactive course. Focus continues to be  placed on  pronunciation and developing a range of vocabulary linked to the different topic areas.  There will be opportunities for independent learning via a range of internet sites and an insight into the culture and traditions of a variety of Spanish-speaking countries.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Comprehension tasks, power points to consolidate grammar points, revision for key assessments (speaking, listening, reading, writing)   www.languagesonline.org.uk www.quizlet.com

Year 9
Aims:
To focus on four further topics during Year 9 which serve as a foundation for the GCSE Spanish language course. The Year 9 course introduces students to two different past tenses as well as revisiting the future and present tenses, allowing them to access foundation level GCSE tasks. Students continue to develop their confidence, independence and fluency in the language.
Topics:
The Year 9 course covers the topics of Holidays,Healthy Living & Lifestyle, Work and future plans, and aspects of Hispanic culture. Students have ample opportunity to access this in the way of films, short clips, original magazine and newspaper excerpts to understand the practical and functional aspects of language. They are able to extend their knowledge of Spanish-speaking communities and cultures.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Grammar worksheets, extended writing tasks with support material, comprehension tasks, role play practice.
www.bbcbitesize.co.uk (prep for GCSE). www.quizlet.com

Year 10
Aims:
To develop confidence and fluency in Spanish.

Topics:
Edexcel syllabus over 2 years. Final exams are taken at the end of Year 11 with an equal weighting of 25% across the 4 key skills of writing, speaking, listening and reading. Topics studied include lifestyle, home and environment, media and culture, and sport and leisure. The Spanish course offers a lively, communicative approach, underpinned by a clear grammatical progression (content same as above).
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Weekly vocab revision.
Extended writing tasks.
Revision for regular assessments (speaking and writing)
Grammar exercises.
Comprehension tasks.
Independent study.
www.euronews.com (current affairs)  www.edexcel.org.uk (past papers)  www.languagesonline.org.uk (grammar and topics).

Year 11
Aims:
To develop confidence and fluency in Spanish.
Topics:
Edexcel syllabus over 2 years.Final exams are taken at the end of Year 11 with an equal weighting of 25% across the 4 key skills of writing, speaking, listening and reading. Topics studied include lifestyle, home and environment, media and culture, and sport and leisure. The Spanish course offers a lively, communicative approach, underpinned by a clear grammatical progression (content same as above).
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Weekly vocab revision.
Extended writing tasks.
Revision.
Comprehension tasks.
Independent study & learning of the vocabulary.
www.euronews.com (current affairs)  www.edexcel.org.uk (past papers)  www.languagesonline.org.uk

For more information about the curriculum please contact Mrs Hicks.