Pupils have the opportunity to study Spanish from Year 8 at Bishop Challoner. Each lesson encourages pupils to be independent learners of Spanish.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

Languages at Key Stage 3 incorporate vocabulary learning, oral practice, listening and reading skills, dictionary skills, writing practice and the study of grammar. Pupils are tested regularly and assessed half termly to track progress. 

Pupils are encouraged to use Spanish in the classroom where possible and consolidate topics through homework and class work tasks. Spanish pupils use Mira 1 and Mira 2 textbooks.

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GCSE (Years 10 & 11)

Examination Board: AQA

GCSE Spanish pupils study the following three themes within the two years: Identity and Culture, Local, National, International and Global Areas of Interest and Current and Future Study and Employment. 

There is no coursework and pupils will sit four separate examinations in listening, reading, speaking and writing at the end of Year 11. Each exam is worth 25%.

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Programme of study - Year 8
Programme of study - Year 9
Programme of study - Year 10
Programme of study - Year 11

Languages Day gives pupils an opportunity to learn about the importance of learning other languages and pupils take part in a number of activities throughout the day. This includes quizzes, watching films in another language, eating foreign food and speaking new languages in class. It is a day to celebrate cultural diversity.

Revision and Resources

During year 11, pupils can attend extra speaking practice sessions after school, as well as revision classes to prepare them for their final examinations in the summer. Each pupil can assess Kerboodle, both in school and at home, to aid their consolidation of grammar and the topics covered in class. Pupils also have access to dictionaries in class.

Year 10 and 11 pupils receive vocabulary and grammar booklets to accompany their learning and practice past papers throughout the course.

"A different language is a different vision of life." Federico Fellini