Spanish Curriculum Plans

Year 10 Autumn

What are we learning?
What Knowledge, Understanding and Skills will we gain?
What will excellence look like?
How will these be assessed?

Units 4-5 re: Free time & In the city

Exam skills, including more focus on translation to and from the Target Language via increased grammatical accuracy.

Revision of units 1 –3 (VIVA AQA textbook)

 

Topic vocabulary using AQA VIVA textbook.

Grammar will particularly include work on embedding the accuracy of verb tenses including past tenses: perfect, imperfect (used to…) and preterite; common present-tense stem-changing verbs;  simple future tense.

Also negatives, intensifiers eg  tan, demasiado, impersonal se puede, and Question words

Exam skills will focus on individual needs at Foundation and Higher level with regular exam style questions.

Students will be taught the ‘problem’ words and phrases that examiners tend to test, as well as revise useful acronyms.

Students will actively participate in lessons and join in speaking Spanish to further their appreciation of the world.  They will do their best work in class and for homework.

Students will review a range of GCSE level vocabulary; the patterns for complex tenses; and start using more Higher level complex structures and terminology.  They will increase the accuracy and variety of their work and know how to achieve marks in exams, eg by enriching written and spoken answers accurately.

Students will develop their ability to work independently, and practise on language websites such as www.linguascope.com and www.memrise.com , as well as use apps such as Duolingo, in their own time.

This term, students are assessed formally and informally via regular vocabulary and grammar tests in class and by end of module (topic) papers.  These will generally be at Foundation level for most students and may comprise of a listening and/or reading comprehension paper and/or writing paper.

Year 10 Spring

What are we learning?
What Knowledge, Understanding and Skills will we gain?
What will excellence look like?
How will these be assessed?

Units 4-5 re: Free time and In the City

Exam skills, including more focus on translation to and from the Target Language via increased grammatical accuracy.

Revision of units 1 –3 (VIVA AQA textbook)

Topic vocabulary using AQA VIVA textbook.

Grammar will particularly include work on embedding the accuracy of verb tenses including past tenses: perfect, imperfect (used to…) and preterite; common present-tense stem-changing verbs; simple future tense.

Also negatives, intensifiers eg  tan, demasiado, impersonal se puede, and Question words

Exam skills will focus on individual needs at Foundation and Higher level with regular exam style questions.

Students will be taught the ‘problem’ words and phrases that examiners tend to test, as well as revise useful acronyms.

Students will actively participate in lessons and join in speaking Spanish to further their appreciation of the world.  They will do their best work in class and for homework.

Students will review a range of GCSE level vocabulary; the patterns for complex tenses; and start using more Higher level complex structures and terminology.  They will increase the accuracy and variety of their work and know how to achieve marks in exams, eg by enriching written and spoken answers accurately.

Students will develop their ability to work independently, and practise on language websites such as www.linguascope.com and www.memrise.com , as well as use apps such as Duolingo, in their own time.

This term, students are assessed formally and informally via regular vocabulary and grammar tests in class and by end of module (topic) papers.  These will generally be at Foundation level for most students and may comprise of a listening and/or reading comprehension paper and/or writing paper.  

Year 10 Summer

What are we learning?
What Knowledge, Understanding and Skills will we gain?
What will excellence look like?
How will these be assessed?

Unit 6 re: Foods and Festivals

Exam skills, including more focus on translation to and from the Target Language via increased grammatical accuracy, and Speaking Role-plays and Photo-cards. 

If time, students will look ahead to the World of Work (Unit 7) to fit with their upcoming Work Experience.

Topic vocabulary using AQA VIVA textbook.

Grammar will particularly include work on embedding the accuracy of verb tenses including 3 tenses/time-frames together; the conditional tense; and reflexive verbs of daily routine.

Also variety in expressing opinions; tener phrases;  and Question words.

Exam skills will focus on individual needs at Foundation and Higher level with regular exam style questions. Exam techniques such as using Q-words as ‘hooks’ to produce longer, more complex sentences, will be increasingly practised.

Students will be taught the ‘problem’ words and phrases that examiners tend to test, as well as revise useful acronyms.

Students will actively participate in lessons and join in speaking Spanish to further their appreciation of the world.  They will do their best work in class and for homework. 

Students will review a range of GCSE level vocabulary; the patterns for complex tenses; and start using more Higher level complex structures and terminology.  They will increase the accuracy and variety of their work and know how to achieve marks in exams, eg by enriching written and spoken answers accurately.

Students will develop their ability to work independently, and practise on language websites such as www.linguascope.com, quizlet, Yabla.com andwww.memrise.com, as well as use apps such as Duolingo, in their own time.

This term, students are assessed formally and informally via regular vocabulary and grammar tests in class and by end of module (topic) papers.  These will generally be at Foundation level for most students but increasingly incorporate Higher level questions; assessments may comprise of a listening and/or reading comprehension paper  and/or writing paper.

 

Year 11 Autumn

What are we learning?
What Knowledge, Understanding and Skills will we gain?
What will excellence look like?
How will these be assessed?

Exam skills

Translation to and from the Target Language

Revision of units 1 – 5 (ilanguages modules, viz

VIVA textbook chapters 3-6 for Spanish).

Topic vocabulary revised using AQA and iLanguages resources, in particular Higher level work.

Grammar will particularly include work on the accuracy of verb tenses including (as appropriate) present, preterite/perfect, imperfect, near future, simple future, conditional and some key subjunctive forms. This will facilitate improved translation skills.

Exam skills will focus on individual needs at Foundation and Higher level with regular practice papers and exam style questions, including mock exams with individual speaking tests.

Students will be taught the ‘problem’ words and phrases that examiners tend to test, as well as revise useful acronyms.

Students will actively participate in lessons and join in speaking Spanish, responding to a range of stimuli. They will do their best work in class and for homework, confidently manipulating different time-frames and longer phrases, with Higher level students producing enhanced vocabulary.

Students will attend regular intervention, revision and/or Stretch & Challenge sessions.   Students will review a wide range of GCSE level vocabulary, the patterns for complex tenses and higher level structures such as composite phrases.  They will increase the accuracy and variety of their work and know how to attain marks in exams. Students will develop their ability to work independently to access supportive resources, and practise on language websites such as www.linguascope.com and www.memrise.com , as well as use apps such as Duolingo, in their own time.

This term, students are formally assessed via a full mock exam at either Foundation or Higher level (tiers can no longer be mixed). This means a Reading Comprehension paper, a Listening Comprehension paper, a Writing paper and a 20-25 minute Speaking exam with the teacher-examiner.  Each of the 4 papers is worth an equal 25% of the final GCSE. The mock exam does NOT count towards the ‘real’ GCSE result.

Year 11 Spring

What are we learning?
What Knowledge, Understanding and Skills will we gain?
What will excellence look like?
How will these be assessed?

Exam skills and improvement, post mocks

Translation to and from the Target Language

‘Tricky’ words; ‘pivot’ words; false friends

Revision of units 6-9 (ilanguages modules, viz

VIVA textbook chapters 1, 2, 7, 8, for Spanish) 

Topic vocabulary revised using AQA and iLanguages resources, in particular more Higher level work.

Grammar will particularly comprise work on the accuracy of verb tenses including (as appropriate) present, preterite/perfect, imperfect, near future, simple future, conditional and some key subjunctive forms.   This will facilitate improved translation skills.

Exam skills will focus on individual needs at Foundation and Higher level with regular practice papers and exam style questions.

Students will be taught the ‘problem’ words and phrases that examiners tend to test, as well as revise useful acronyms and some key ‘transferable phrases’ for Writing & Speaking exams.

Students will actively participate in lessons and join in speaking Spanish, responding to a range of stimuli.  They will do their best work in class and for homework, confidently manipulating different time-frames and longer phrases, with Higher level students producing enhanced vocabulary.

Students will attend regular intervention, revision and/or Stretch and Challenge sessions.   Students will review a wide range of GCSE level vocabulary, the patterns for complex tenses and higher level structures such as composite phrases.  They will increase the accuracy and variety of their work and know how to attain marks in exams.  Students will develop their ability to work independently to access supportive resources, and practise on language websites such as www.linguascope.com and www.memrise.com , as well as use apps such as Duolingo, and listen on ‘News in Slow Spanish’’ and ‘Yabla’ websites (‘demo’ videos are free) in their own time.

This term, students are assessed in all skills using parts of the mock exam not selected (ie other speaking and writing tests) as well as Comprehension assessments from the ilanguages resource and vocabulary tests.  These will be generally be at either Foundation or Higher level (tiers can no longer be mixed) and individualised to each student.