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Year 7

            
Module 1 : Mi vida Module 2: Mi tiempo libre Pupils in Year 7 follow the ‘Viva’ course which introduces them the Spanish-speaking world. Topics include ‘All about me, my home and my family, my friends, my hobbies, my weekend, school life, and my city.’            

   

Module 3 : Mi insti Module 4 : Mi familia y mis amigos Moreover, they are introduced to a range of cultural topics. At year 7 these include ‘the Amazon rainforest, Christmas in Spain and Latin America, ‘Los Reyes Magos’, Guatemala, Las Meninas, Pablo Picasso, Festivals and Mexico: Day of the Dead    Module 5: Mi ciudad Lessons ensure that pupils gain experience in all four skill areas and are encouraged to develop these skills throughout the year. Students also introduced to exam style question such as role plays, picture presentation and conversation.       
            
            

Year 8 

            

 

            

Module 1 : Mis vacaciones Module 2 : Todo sobre mi vida Pupils in Year 8 follow the ‘Viva’ course which introduces them the Spanish-speaking world. Topics include ‘My holidays, all about my life, food and drink, making plans, daily routine, clothes, home life and future holiday plans’.

 

            

Module 3: ¡A comer Module 4: ¿Qué hacemos? Key grammatical concepts are reinforced in year 8 and more complex structures are introduced alongside them such as: the present tense, future tense, conditional tense, preterite tense, adjective agreement, opinions, frequency, reflexive verbs, querer, poder, usted, and the comparative

 

            

 

            

Module 5: Operación verano Lessons ensure that pupils continue to gain experience in all four skill areas and are encouraged to develop these skills throughout the year. Lessons in year 8 ensure that a robust foundation is established for students to successfully move onto their GCSE course  

 

            
            

Year 9

            

 

            

Module 1: Holidays

Topic: In this topic, students will discuss holidays and weather. They will be able to say what they do in summer and talk about holiday preferences. They will describe what they did on holiday and where they stayed. They will learn how to book accommodation and deal with problems.

Grammar: Students will be able to use questions to form answers as well as giving an account of a holiday in the past. Identify positive and negative opinions and using different structures to give opinions. Using three tenses is very important to secure a Grade 5 at GCSE. Understand the difference between the preterite and the imperfect tense.      

 

            

Module 2: School

Topic: In this topic, students will learn about school life. They will be able to describe the school and give opinions about school subjects and describe school facilities. They will also develop the use of giving opinions about school uniform and the school day. They will further discuss their preference for school subject, school rules and plans for a school exchange.

Grammar: Students will be able to Justify opinions using a range of language. They will be encouraged to use a wide range of adjective to give more detail to their written and spoken answers. They will be using more complex structures such as comparatives and superlatives. An important grammar focus will be the use of phrases followed by an infinitive. Emphasis will be put on developing the use of at least 3 tenses such as the near future and the present perfect continuous.       

 

            

Module 3: Family and relationships

Topic: In this topic, students will talk about socialising and family. They will give their opinions about friends and family. They will be able to describe people using a more detailed description and how they keep in touch by using social networks. They will express their reading preferences by using similar ideas expressed differently.

Grammar: Students will use a range of relationship verbs. Refer to the present and past with the focus in the use of the present continuous tense. Use adjectival agreement rules. In order to develop their writing skills, they will be encouraged to use a range of connectives. Use “ser” and “estar” will be a key element of the grammar teaching during this topic.

 

            
            

Year 10

            

 

            

Module 4: Hobbies

Topic: In this topic, students will talk about free-time activities, TV programmes and films. They will have the opportunity to discuss what they usually do and what sports they enjoy the most. As part of this topic, they will also talk about different types of entertainment and what’s trendy now. They will be able to talk about who inspires them and why.

Grammar: Students will be able to use stem-changing verbs. Use adjectives of nationality. Talk about what they usually do by using soler + infinitive. They will further develop their use of more complex tenses such as the imperfect tense to say what they used to do and to compare it with the use of the perfect tense in order to use a range of past tenses.

Module 5: Local area

Topic: In this topic, students will talk about places in a town and ask for and understanding directions. They will be able to describe the features of a region as well as to understand the geography of Spain. As part of this topic, students will be able to talk about what to do during their spare time. They will also be able to discuss the pros and cons of living in a big city.

Grammar: Students will be able to use different tenses together, in particular, the conditional and modal verbs such as “se puede” and “se pueden”. They will be encouraged to use synonyms and antonyms to improve on their range of vocabulary and use of sophisticated language. As part of the grade 9 GCSE criteria, students will be able to recognise and use idioms.

Module 6: Festivals

Topic: In this topic, students will describe mealtimes talk about typical foods as well as talk about daily routine. They will continue to learn about illnesses and injuries. They will be able to describe a special day and talk about a music festival. They will be encouraged to order a meal in a restaurante. As good linguists, they will infer meaning in literary texts.

Grammar: Students will be able to spot irregular verb patterns in the preterite, use the passive The use of reflexive verbs in the preterite will be covered in this topic. In order to express themselves with more complex structures, they will learn to use absolute superlatives and expressions followed by the infinitive.

            

Year 11

            

 

            

Module 7: Future aspirations, study & work

Topic: In this topic, students will talk about different jobs and discuss job preferences. They will have the opportunity to talk about how you earn Money and about work experience. Further on, they will discuss the importance of learning languages and how it will help in different jobs. They will also learn how to apply for a summer job and write a formal letter. At the end of the module will discuss plans for the future such as gap years.

Grammar: Students will be able to use “soler” in the imperfect tense. Use the preterite and imperfect together. Use the present and the present continuous. Revise the conditional. Use verbs in different forms. In order to discuss future plans, they will be encouraged to use different ways of expressing themselves by using several future tenses. As part of the grade 9 GCSE criteria, students will be able to use the subjunctive with cuando.

Module 8: International and global dimension

Topic: In this topic, students will have the opportunity to look at international and global dimension issues. The topic will start by describing types of houses. The environment and environmental issues is a key part of this topic area. Students will consider and discuss global issues such as poverty, unemployment and natural disasters. The second part of the module, students will talk about healthy eating, discuss diet-related problems and look into healthy lifestyles.

Grammar: Use the present subjunctive. They will learn how to present a written argument and give extended reasons for it. They will also understand the use grammar knowledge in translation in order to be successful in translation GCSE tasks. Use of more complex tenses such as the pluperfect tense, the imperfect continuous and the present subjunctive will be part of this last module.

Spanish GCSE Revision & Exam practice

Topic: In the last leg of their GCSE Spanish course, students will have the opportunity to revisit and revise their GCSE topics covered in the last 3 years of their course. Emphasis will be put into exam reading and listening practice. Strategies for all four skills will be taught to develop their confidence in their skills and abilities.

Grammar and translation skills will also be a strong focus of teaching during these last weeks of the course. Plenty of opportunities will be given to further develop their writing skills by supporting students with sentences builders.

Impact

The impact of our aspiring MFL Curriculum is to guide and support all students from primary through to KS3, GCSE, A Level and beyond to fulfil their full potential. We fully understand that the skills students learn in languages enable them to become linguists, give them a wider life experience as well as prepare them for exams which is why we place such a focus on literacy and oracy. The themes that we study in languages are accessible to all students and allow for stretch and challenge for our academically ambitious students. Our passion for learning languages underpins every lesson so we promote the use of foreign languages in the whole school environment. We offer engaging extra curriculum opportunities to ensure that the aspirations and attainment of all students is paramount whilst also recognising the importance in the development of self-esteem and self-development of all our students.