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Modern Languages

Our Modern Languages Department promotes the study of foreign languages within our school community and supports and challenges our students to make strong progress in this subject area. We provide courses which are engaging, relevant and rewarding so that our students become resourceful, resilient, independent learners. 

As a school and community we have a responsibility to prepare all our students for the global future which awaits them, and what better way to get them ready for this exciting future than by arming them with the skills that a foreign language offers? 

21st Century learners must be resourceful and resilient. They must demonstrate a willingness to work independently and persevere when faced with challenges. It is through learning a modern language that we aim to embed these skills in our students. In every year group, we are developing courses which embrace new and compelling subject matter, whilst at the same time building students’ linguistic competence, promoting positivity and boosting self-confidence. We do this by the careful planning and delivery of lessons, and a flexible forward-looking curriculum.  

All students study Spanish when they enter LWA in Year 7. Spanish is a world language which increasingly finds its way into nearly all aspects of our daily life and will undoubtedly play a part in some way in all our student’s global futures. It is a language of business, the internet and of travel.

Courses in Languages

 Key Stage 4

  • GCSE Spanish(Eduqas) 
Identity and Culture Local, National, International and Global areas of interest Current and future study and employment

Youth Culture

- Self and Relationships

- Technology and Social Media

Lifestyle

- Health and Fitness

- Entertainment and Leisure 

Customs and Traditions

- Food and Drink

- Festivals and Celebrations

Home and Locality

- Local areas on interest

- Transport

Spain and Spanish-speaking countries

- Local and Regional features and characteristics 

- Holidays and Tourism

Global Sustainability 

- Environment

- Social Issues 

Current Study

- School/College Life

- School/College Studies

World of Work

- Work experience and part-time jobs

- Skills and personal qualities

Jobs and Future Plans 

- Applying for work/study

- Career plans 

 Skills

  • Foundation and Higher Tiers 
Listening 25% Reading 25%

Writing 25%

 

Speaking 25%

Translations

Role Play

Picture Based Task

Conversation

 

Key Stage 3 - Curriculum Breakdown

All students from entry into Year 7 will study Spanish. During their learning journey at KS3, we prepare their foundation for success at GCSE level, and eventually A-Level. 

KS3 Curriculum – Year 7

 

Half Term

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

Autumn 1

Welcome!

  • To learn greetings and basic information about ourselves and family

Reading and Writing

Autumn 2

Hobbies

  • To learn about a range of activities we do during our free time - cinema and film.

Listening and Reading 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1

Town

  • To learn about what there is in a city and countryside.
  • To draw comparisons between the two areas of living

Listening, Reading and Writing 

Spring 2

Education

  • To learn a range of subjects and facilities in school

Listening, Reading and Writing  

 

 

 

 Summer 1

Tourism

  • To learn about what there is to do and see in Spain

Reading and Writing 

Summer 2

Culture

  • To learn about Spanish culture and festivals

Reading and Writing 

 

KS3 Curriculum – Year 8

Half Term

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

Autumn 1

Family and Relationships

  • To learn about a range of family members and describe positive and negative relationships.
  • Furthermore, provide details about their characters and jobs.

Reading and Writing

Autumn 2

Food and Drink

  • Describe meal times and what you eat.
  • Describe how to sustain a healthy lifestyle and things to avoid doing, such as smoking and drinking.

Listening, Reading and Writing 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1

Technology 

  • To Compare a range of technology devices and social networks.

  •  

    To learn about the advantages and disadvantages of social media and technology

Listening, Reading and Writing 

Spring 2

Weather

  • To learn about the weather and tenses 

Listening, Reading and Writing

 

 

 

 

Summer 1

Holidays Part 2 

  • To learn about places to stay, things to do, linking plans to the weather.
  • To learn about a range of tenses.

Listening, Reading and Writing 

Summer 2

Travel

  • To learn about Tourism and culture in Spain.

Reading and Writing 

 

 

Key Stage 4 - Curriculum Breakdown

Students follow the Eduqas course in Spanish. Students will develop their skills in the four areas of: listening; reading; speaking and writing. Our students receive detailed and regular feedback from their teachers, helping them target certain areas of need. 

KS4 Curriculum following Eduqas Spanish GCSE - Year 9

Half Term

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

 

Autumn 1

Education

  • To learn about school rules and describing teachers.

  •  

    Describe the pros and cons of uniform. 

Listening, Reading and Writing 

Autumn 2

Technology

  • To learn about the risks of technology and social media. 

Listening, Reading and Writing 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1

Healthy Lifestyle

  • To learn about a range of diets and how to lead a healthy life style through food and gym.

  •  

    To discuss the risks of smoking, drugs and alcohol to your body and mind.

Listening, Reading and Writing 

Spring 2

 

Hobbies
  • To describe a range of things, you do in your free time. Comparing things you do during term time vs holidays. Weekdays and weekends

 

Listening, Reading and Writing 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1

Learning Verbs

  • Revision, re-call and retention verbs and verbs endings for nine tenses

Writing

Summer 2

Speaking Exam Skill

  • To prepare students for the speaking exam and expose them to what is required for the three components; role play, picture based task and conversation seen and conversation unseen.

Speaking

 

KS4 Curriculum following Eduqas Spanish GCSE - Year 10

Half Term

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

Autumn 1

Town

  • To describe your local town and where you live. Refer to your ideal town and your old town.

Listening, Reading and Writing 

Autumn 2

 

Holidays

  • To learn about modes of transport, a past holiday and your ideal holiday. 

Listening, Reading and Writing  

 

 

 

Spring 1

Music and Culture - Festivals in Spain

  • To learn about a range of celebrations in Spain and what Spanish families eat during these.

  •  

    To discuss how these celebrations/festivals are celebrated.

 

Listening, Reading and Writing

Spring 2

Family and Relationships

  • To learn about role models, ideal characteristics to have in personalities, marriage partnerships and future plans.

Listening, Reading and Writing 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1

Learning Verbs

  • Revision, re-call and retention verbs and verbs endings for nine tenses.

 

Writing

Summer 2

Speaking Exam Skill

  • To prepare students for the speaking exam and expose them to what is required for the three components; role play, picture based task and conversation seen and conversation unseen.

Speaking and Writing

 

KS4 Curriculum following Eduqas Spanish GCSE - Year 11

Half Term

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

Autumn 1

Education

  • To compare primary and secondary schools and education. - future study plans.

Listening, Reading and Writing 

Autumn 2

Work and Jobs

  • To discuss work experience, jobs, skills and personal qualities employees should have, career plans and part-time work.

Reading and Writing 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1

Environment

  • To learn about how to save the planet and what we can do to ensure we have a cleaner environment, things to avoid doing and ways of improving in the future.

 

Listening, Reading and Writing

Spring 2

 

Speaking Exam Preparation 
  • To prepare students for their unseen questions and conversation part one.

  • Ensure students understand what is expected of them in the exam.

  • To revise language and tenses. To practice the three components; Role play, conversation part 1 and 2 and picture based task.

 

Speaking and Writing

 

 

 

 

Summer 1

Exam Revision

  • Past papers, vocab revision and recall, verbs and tenses.

 

Exam Papers

Summer 2

 

 

 

 


For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Mrs N Aslam (Curriculum Leader for Languages) by phoone 0113 229 5454 or by email Aslam.n@whiteroseacademies.org