Spanish - Key Stage 4
Exam Board and Course Code
AQA GCSE Spanish (8698)
What students will learn
How it builds on learning
My studies. Life at school/college:
· Giving opinions about school subjects.
· Describing school facilities.
· Describing school uniform and the school day.
· Talking about subjects and teachers.
· Talking about school rules and problems.
· Talking about plans for a school exchange.
· Talking about activities and achievements.
Technology in everyday life:
· Talking about social networks.
· Talking about socialising and family.
This term students consolidate and extend prior knowledge on the topics of school and technology.
Students will have the opportunity to consolidate and extend prior knowledge and develop new one of using verbs both in present and future tenses, noun-adjective agreement, comparative and superlative forms of adjectives, negative sentences, object pronouns, and giving and justifying opinions.
· Talking about free-time activities.
· Talking about reading preferences.
· Talking about TV programmes and films.
· Talking about what you usually do.
· Talking about sports.
· Making arrangements.
· Describing people.
· Talking about friends and family.
This term students consolidate and extend prior knowledge on the topic of free-time activities.
Students will have the opportunity to consolidate and extend prior knowledge and develop new one of using verbs in present, present continuous, past and future tenses, stem-changing verbs, ‘soler’ plus infinitive, the imperfect tense to say what you used to do, noun-adjective agreement, and giving and justifying opinions.
Interests and influences:
· Talking about what’s trending.
· Discussing different types of entertainment.
· Talking about who inspires you.
Home, town, neighbourhood and region:
· Talking about places in town.
· Asking for and understanding directions.
· Talking about shops.
· Shopping for souvenirs.
· Describing the features of a region.
· Shopping for clothes and presents.
· Talking about problems in a town.
· Describing a visit in the past.
This term students consolidate and extend prior knowledge on the topics of interests, influences, home, town, neighbourhood and region.
Students will have the opportunity to consolidate and extend prior knowledge and develop new one of using verbs in present, future, in a range of past tenses, and in the conditional tense, words which have more than one meaning, synonyms and antonyms, ‘se puede’ and ‘se pueden’, noun-adjective agreement, demonstrative adjectives, explaining preferences, recognising and using idioms, and giving and justifying opinions.
What students will learn
How it builds on learning
Food and eating out:
· Describing mealtimes.
· Talking about daily routine.
· Talking about typical foods.
· Describing a special day.
· Ordering in a restaurant.
· Talking about illnesses and injuries.
· Asking for help at the pharmacy.
Customs and festivals in Spanish-speaking countries/communities:
· Comparing different festivals.
· Talking about a music festival.
Jobs, career choices and ambitions:
· Talking about different jobs.
· Discussing job preferences.
· Talking about how you earn money.
· Talking about work experience.
This term students consolidate and extend prior knowledge on the topics of food, health, customs and festivals in Spanish-speaking countries/communities, jobs, career choices and ambitions.
Students will have the opportunity to consolidate and extend prior knowledge and develop new one of using the passive, spotting words which indicate an increase/decrease, using reflexive verb in the past tense, inferring meaning in literary texts, using absolute superlatives, using expressions followed by the infinitive, adding interest when narrating a story, using ‘soler’ in the imperfect tense, and giving and justifying opinions.
· Talking about the importance of learning languages.
· Applying for a summer job.
· Discussing gap years.
· Discussing plans for the future
Global issues - The environment and poverty:
· Describing types of houses.
· Talking about the environment.
· Talking about healthy eating.
· Discussing healthy lifestyles.
· Considering global issues.
· Talking about local actions.
· Talking about international sporting events.
· Talking about natural disasters.
This module offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge of new vocabulary on the topics of Education post-16, and global issues.
Students will have the opportunity to consolidate and extend prior knowledge and develop new one of using the present and present continuous, the conditional tense, the present subjunctive, the pluperfect tense, the imperfect continuous, grammar knowledge in translation, and giving and justifying opinions.
· Revision of all course content for GCSE Spanish.
· Public Examinations
Consolidation of all course content for GCSE Spanish.
Pupils will be assessed on two skills at the end of each module except where this occurs near the time of the Y10 summer exams or the Y11 mock exams.
Supporting your child
What you can do at home:
You can help your child find time daily for practising. Ensure they practise writing by reviewing their class notes and completing assignments. Regular contact with the language has proven to be effective in committing it to memory.
If you know the language, talk to your child to help them practise. If you do not speak the language, encourage them to teach you a few phrases daily. Speaking foreign languages at home establishes a solid foundation. Watching movies in the language will assist in pronunciation and further develop their understanding of the language and real-life application. Videos and music are also exciting ways to learn.
Pupils will be issued with a GCSE textbook which they must be responsible for and bring to every lesson and return to the Library at the end of Y11. In addition to this, pupils need to have a blue or black pen, pencil, and ruler. Many pupils find it useful to have a glue stick and a set of highlighters for highlighting key vocabulary.
Homework will be set every week and will be a combination of vocabulary learning and reading, writing or grammar consolidation. It is essential that pupils dedicate 30—60 minutes per week to vocabulary learning. Key vocabulary for the course can be accessed via the vocabulary learning website, Quizlet.
Extended study suggestions and reading lists:
There is a good selection of easy-to-read books available in the school Library students can benefit from.
All pupils’ lessons are available on the CATalogue; you will particularly note the revision resources in the Y11 section
BBC Bitesize Key Stage 3 and GCSE Spanish
Oak National Academy Spanish Key Stage 4
CGP Revision Guide and Workbook if you buy it or a similar book
www.pearsonactivelearn.com – pupils provided with a log-in and password at the start of the year
www.quizlet.com - pupils create a log-in and password when they start languages at CamVC
www.linguascope.com - pupils provided with a log-in and password at the start of the year
Possible trips and visits:
There is a new study visit designed for Y10 & Y11 for a week to a Spanish language school in Granada where students will attend lessons in the morning for a week.
Pupils also had the opportunity to take part in the Spanish Exchange in Year 9. If other opportunities arise, they should take full advantage