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The Spanish department at Dean Trust Rose Bridge believes that learning a foreign language provides a social, cultural and educational experience for our pupils. Not least among our aims is a desire to foster within our students a love of learning Languages and culture in Spanish.

We encourage our pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to speakers, both in speech and in writing.

The curriculum is also designed to teach acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Key Stage 3 Science Curriculum

In years 7 & 8 we study the Viva course and begin to focus on developing important skills that pupils will to effectively speak, listen, read and write in Spanish. Topics of study include: Exchange of basic personal details, Free time, School life, Family and friends, Holidays and Gastronomy. Assessments are undertaken at the end of each module of work to measure continual progress and in addition to this a formal end of year assessment is used to give an end of year level to measure progress.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

In KS4 pupils study the Spanish AQA GCSE 9-1 curriculum. Pupils have the opportunity to practice Translation, Listening, Reading and Speaking every lesson and once again there is a great emphasis placed on them using the language as much as possible in class. Other than learning the language, pupils should expect to learn about the Hispanic culture, art and history. Pupils are assessed at the end of Year 11 via four external GCSE examinations, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The speaking exam is completed in school with the classroom teacher. Coursework is no longer a part of the course.

 

Departmental StaffJob Title
Miss Jean MwalitetaHead of Spanish
Mr A CunninghamTeacher of Spanish/Assistant Headteacher (KS4)

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