Topics covered:

Year 7:

  • Introduction to the language (greetings, name, age, birthday, etc.)
  • Personal identification, relationships, family & friends
  • Where I live
  • Education & Future plans

Year 8:

  • Holidays and travel
  • Fitness & Healthy Lifestyle
  • Food & drink

Use these website/apps to improve your language skills:
www.wordreference.com – dictionary (App available)
www.linguascope.com – get the password from your teacher
www.doddlelearn.co.uk
http://www.language-gym.com/#/
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/default.htm
http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/07-langcoll/02-MFL-resources.shtml

http://crossland.co.uk/alienlanguage.co.uk/alienlanguage/index.htm# http://www.1jour1actu.com/ (French specific)
Apps: Duolingo, Linguascope, Memrise, Mind snacks & Busuu.

Year 9, Year 10 & Year 11

The current specification studied in these years is AQA GCSE Spanish/French

Spanish (Year 9 & 11): http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698

French (Year 10): http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658

Themes include:

Theme 1: Identity & Culture

  1. Me, my family and friends – Relationships with family and friends, Marriage/partnership.
  2. Technology in everyday life – Social media, Mobile technology.
  3. Free-time activities – Music, Cinema and TV, Food and eating out, Sport.
  4. Customs and festivals in French/Spanish-speaking countries/communities

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

  1. Home, town, neighbourhood and region
  2. Social issues – Charity/voluntary work, Healthy/unhealthy living.
  3. Global issues – The environment, Poverty/homelessness
  4. Travel and tourism

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

  1. My studies
  2. Life at school/college
  3. Education post-16
  4. Jobs, career choices and ambitions

All of our students have an online account with Active Learn (https://pearsonactivelearn.com/app/Home) they will have made a note of their username and password in their planners

Use these other website/apps to improve your language skills:
www.wordreference.com – dictionary (App available)
www.linguascope.com – get the password from your teacher
www.doddlelearn.co.uk
http://www.language-gym.com/#/
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/default.htm
http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/07-langcoll/02-MFL-resources.shtml

http://crossland.co.uk/alienlanguage.co.uk/alienlanguage/index.htm# http://www.1jour1actu.com/ (French specific)
Apps: Duolingo, Linguascope, Memrise, Mind snacks & Busuu.

The current specification studied at Key Stage 5 is as follows:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/spanish-7692

Topics include:

  • Modern and traditional values (Los valores tradicionales y modernos)
  • Cyberspace (El ciberespacio)
  • Equal rights (La igualdad de los sexos)
  • Immigration (La inmigración)
  • Racism (El racismo)
  • Integration (La convivencia)
  • Modern day idols (La influencia de los ídolos)
  • Spanish regional identity (La identidad regional en España)
  • Cultural heritage (El patrimonio cultural)
  • Today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens (Jóvenes de hoy, ciudadanos del mañana)
  • Monarchies and dictatorships (Monarquías y dictaduras)
  • Popular movements (Movimientos populares)

Year 8 trips run each year to either the Opal Coat (France) or Barcelona (Spain) depending on the language studied.

Trips at Key Stage 4 include enrichment trips to local universities for those wishing to study a language at A Level.

A Level work experience trips to France/Spain are offered to further develop language skills and cultural awareness.

A language club is offered at lunch times for all year groups.