During Year 8, students have continued to develop their language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students’ grammatical knowledge has been extended and there has been a particular focus on the future tense this academic year. In terms of content, students have learnt to :
• Describe their town and local area
• Talk about their school daily routine
• Order food and drink in a café
• Talk about future plans
Students have also developed their cultural knowledge of Spanish-speaking countries.
The Year 9 Spanish course focuses on continuing to develop the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. The year 9 course is based on a variety of aspects of the large topic of ‘Free time’ and it is through this topic that students are able to develop their skills in relation to key grammatical concepts. In year 9, there is a particular focus on the ability to understand and produce language in the three tenses of the past, present and future tenses as these are essential to achieve a level 6 or higher but are also essential at GCSE. The course is therefore excellent preparation for the GCSE course that students will begin fully in year 10 as they practise many of the key skills needed to succeed at GCSE.
The following topics are covered during the course of the year:
• Free time and leisure
• Attitudes towards money and shopping
• Young people’s view of technology