Subject Spanish
Members of staff Mr R.Ludlow, Mrs D.Patterson and Mr L.Williams
Subject overview

Students studying Spanish cover a wide range of language and content which helps to support them with their reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in the foreign language.  Students are encouraged to engage with authentic literature and media sources to develop their understanding of the language whilst also learning about different cultures across the world where Spanish is spoken.

At Churchill Community College all students who opt to take Spanish as an option into key stage 4 study for a GCSE.

Key Stage 3
Content Year 7 Year 8
Autumn term 1 Home Life Project

My family and friends

International Project

The world around us

Autumn term 2 Changing World Project

The Technological Revolution

Cultural Project

Exploring the world

Spring term 1 Free Time  Project

Enjoying My Free Time

Education Project

My studies and my future

Spring term 2 Cultural Project

Customs and Festivals in Spain

Preparing For Work

The importance of translation

Summer term 1 Media Project

Valentin

Media Project

El Libro de la Vida (The Book of Life)

Summer term 2 Home Life Project

My home and where I live

Skills Project

Getting by in Spain

Key Stage 4
Content Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Autumn term 1 GCSE Speaking Focus

Getting by in Spain

GCSE Focus

Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Travel and tourism

GCSE Focus

Current and future study and employment

Education Post-16

Autumn term 2 GCSE Translation Focus

Let’s Make Sense Of It All

GCSE Focus

Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Home, town, neighbourhood and region

GCSE Focus

Current and future study and employment

Jobs and career choices

Spring term 1 GCSE Focus

Identity and Culture

Me, my family and friends

GCSE Focus

Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Social issues

GCSE Focus

Current and future study and employment

Life ambitions and my future

Spring term 2 GCSE Focus

Identity and Culture

Technology In Everyday Life

GCSE Focus

Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Global issues

GCSE Focus

Bringing it all together Exam preparation and revision period

Summer term 1 GCSE Focus

Identity and Culture

Free-time Activities

GCSE Focus

Current and future study and employment

My Studies

GCSE Focus

Bringing it all together Exam preparation and revision period

Summer term 2 GCSE Focus

Identity and Culture

Customs and Festivals

GCSE Focus

Current and future study and employment

My School Life

 
Revision links for GCSE course

Students at Churchill Community College actively use technology to support their learning and so the following websites and applications are used each week.  Students at KS4 should use GCSEPod and Memrise on a weekly basis.  Students may also use applications such as Duolingo through their mobile technology to help to reinforce the transactional language aspect of their education.

How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?

Languages are learnt best when they are discussed and used openly with others.  The best way to support your child outside of the classroom is to engage with them about the language that they are learning within their lessons.  Parents may choose to support with their weekly vocabulary tests or ask them to show them the language that they have seen during classes.  Parents could also choose to support children with the cultural element of the course by asking them to openly discuss the differences between cultures and what they have found out about Spanish culture.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Students studying Spanish at GCSE are given the opportunity to travel to Barcelona as part of their studies with their peers.  As part of a cross-curricular visit with the Art and Design department, students are guided to a range of cultural and linguistic hotspots with this historically rich town to develop their knowledge of their country and their understanding of the langage.