Languages

 

Our principal aim is for every student to enjoy learning Spanish and to make excellent progress through participating enthusiastically in lessons, learning from mistakes and pushing themselves to produce the best work possible each lesson.

Head of Department

  • Miss Threlfall (Teacher in charge of MFL)

Subject Staff

  • Mrs T. McKibben
  • Mrs H. Thomas
  • Mrs M. Tobin

 

Key stage 3

To view our year 7 scheme of learning, please click here
To view our year 8 scheme of learning, please click here
To view our year 9 scheme of learning, please click here

 

Key Stage 4

Choosing to study a GCSE in a language compliments every other GCSE subject. It improves students’ knowledge of their own language which helps students of English Language and Literature, it boosts creativity for those who study Art, it develops problem-solving skills for those who study Science or Maths and helps create a better understanding of other countries and cultures for those who study History or Geography. All of our GCSE students follow the AQA course in the language they have chosen. This is a two-year course, which is broken down into four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course comprises 60% spoken and written coursework and 40% terminal examination (listening and reading) taken at the end of year 11.

To view our Year 10 GCSE scheme of learning, please click here
To view our Year 11 GCSE scheme of learning, please click here

 

Extra Curricular Activities

• GCSE revision lessons run regularly throughout the year.
• We run an annual trip to Spain.
• We regularly have students from Spain who come in to shadow our students.
• We run a Language Leaders programme in conjunction with a local Primary school.

 

Useful Website and Links

www.linguascope.com (username: gateacre, password: langs18)

www.wordreference.com – an online dictionary

www.languagesonline.org.uk – useful for revision

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698 - GCSE Spanish exam specification.