In Year 9 we begin the 3 year Scheme of Work in preparation for the GCSE. We have chosen the AQA examination board and will therefore be following the exam board outline of study with supplementary material from a variety of sources to cover all the nineteen topics which are covered by the three main themes.
|Theme 1: Identity and Culture
||Theme 2: Local national, international and global areas of interest
||Theme 3: Current and future study and employment.
|● Me, my family and friends
● Technology in everyday life
● Free-time activities
● Customs and festivals in the target language-speaking countries/communities
● Home town, neighbourhood and region
● Social issues
● Global issues
● Travel and tourism
● My studies
● Life at school/college
● Education post-16
● Career choices and ambitions
As with all GCSE Languages, Spanish GCSE will have a Foundation Tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4 – 9). Students must enter for all four skills ( reading, listening, writing, speaking) at the same Tier. Each of the four skills is worth 25% of the final grade. All skills are tested in final examinations at the end of the course in year 11. There is no controlled assessment or coursework. Speaking examinations will be conducted by teachers in school within an AQA specified time frame; they are marked externally.