Course Outline – What will I learn?

You will develop your language skills through the study of three key themes; Identity and culture, Local, national, international and global areas of interest and Current and future study and employment.

Within each of these three themes you will study a variety of topics that both foster language acquisition and help deepen your understanding of key grammar.

Throughout your time studying Spanish you will develop a variety of valuable transferable skills including;

  • Communication skills both in English and in Spanish
  • Problem solving skills
  • Translation skills
  • Memory enhancing skills
  • A deeper understanding of different people and cultures.

How will it be assessed?

Paper 1 Listening – 25% of the total marks

Paper 2 Speaking – 25% of the total marks

Paper 3 Reading – 25% of the total marks

Paper 4 Writing – 25% of the total marks

What parents need to know

Learning a foreign language requires continuous study. Pupils will regularly be asked to learn key vocabulary and complete reading, listening and writing tasks at home in order to ensure they make the best possible progress. Some pupils may need support and encouragement to do this.

Potential further study and careers

Languages combine well with a variety of other subjects at A-level.

Those who study foreign languages on average earn more throughout their career. Languages are desirable for a broad range of jobs in a variety of sectors including; teaching, translation and interpreting, media and journalism, travel and tourism, banking and finance, local and state government, charity organisations, health services, social services, immigration services, publishing companies, the department of defence and the fashion industry

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Ex pupils’ experiences

I am gaining more confidence in talking to people and I’ve become better revising large topics. It’s also pretty cool that I can talk with people in different countries. – Y11 Spanish Pupil

By studying Spanish I am gaining practical benefits which improve my patience within lessons and communication skills, both of which have a positive impact on my performance in other subjects. – Y9 Spanish Pupil

I love how although most people would call lessons boring that in Spanish the teachers try to make lessons fun as much as possible and do quizzes on quizizz and quizlet live and it just makes the lesson just 10 times better and makes you look forward to the lesson. – Y11 Spanish Pupil