Languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and learning languages contributes to mutual understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfilment.
The ability to communicate in another language is a lifelong skill for education, employment and leisure both here and abroad and whilst learning French students develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as learning to appreciate different countries, cultures, communities and people.
Units studied and a brief description of their content
During the first term students enjoy one lesson a week of Spanish, allowing them to engage and enjoy two languages during Year 7. They firstly learn about themselves, covering Spanish pronunciation, personal information and basic vocabulary like numbers and greetings.
Students learn about school subjects, telling the time and give their opinions about food and drink.
Students also learn the language needed to describe themselves and their family members in more detail
Students will be assessed on a termly basis end of unit tests across the four skill areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing. In addition, extended pieces of writing are set at least half termly which show students which grade they are. Regular self- and peer-assessment takes place for other skill areas.