Learning a language is a lot of fun and in year 7 you will start speaking Spanish straight away. Some of you will have done a language at primary school, some of you won’t, but you will quickly pick up the basics and be able to speak Spanish to your classmates.
You will be assessed regularly throughout the year to see how you are getting on. We work on four skills in Spanish; listening, speaking, reading and writing. We try to do a bit of each every lesson to give you lots of practice. Assessment takes place over the year in a range of ways. You will often have a quick activity in class to see how you have understood something; this might be a listening, reading or writing task. You will be speaking Spanish every lesson so your teacher will be able to assess you by listening to how well you complete tasks. You will also have end of unit tests during the course of the year where you will be awarded a grade using the GCSE grading system.
In September we will start with the basics of introducing yourself and giving some personal details. During years 7, 8 and 9 you will cover topics on where you live, family, pets and school. You will be able to give basic opinions and talk about yourself