Key Stage 3 - Spanish
Key Stage 4 - Spanish

KS3 Spanish


Students in KS3 study Spanish as part of their timetabled lessons.  They study the topics and grammar points listed below.

Students have opportunities to practise the core language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

They also work on their language development skills – learning and recalling vocabulary / understanding and applying grammar rules, transcription, translation (from and into Spanish)

Students are encouraged to be spontaneous and independent in their use of Spanish and to speak as much Spanish as possible in lessons.

There are plenty of opportunities for engaging with authentic cultural material from Spanish speaking countries.

Students also have the chance to take part in celebrations for the European Day of Languages in September each year. There are also extra-curricular opportunities such as French Club.


Year 7

Myself and my family (Term 1)

Main Grammar Points

  • Nouns
  • Articles
  • Alphabet
  • Numbers
  • Dates
  • Present tense of key irregular verbs (tener/ser)


Hobbies (Term 2)

Main Grammar Points

  • Opinions + Infinitives
  • Frequency phrases
  • Present tense of regular verbs
  • More irregular verbs (ir/hacer/jugar)
  • Negatives


School (Term 3)

Main Grammar Points

  • Times
  • Opinions
  • Adjectives/Agreements


Year 8

Food & Drink/Healthy Lifestyles (Term 1)

  • Use of the infinitive
  • Use of pronouns
  • Expressions of quantity
  • More Complex opinions
  • Introduction of Future Tense
    • Immediate for lower sets
    • Addition of simple for higher sets


Home, town and environment (Term 2)

  • Comparatives/Superlatives
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Prepositions
  • Introduction of Imperfect Tense


Holidays (Term 3)

  • Revision of present and futures tenses
  • Past tense (all forms) (Imperfect/preterite/perfect [for higher sets only])
Links & Resources K KS3 Spanish Term 1 Vocabulary K Languages Online K Spanish Games K Euroclub Schools K BBC - Spanish K 123teachme
KS4 Spanish Course title and type of qualification: Spanish GCSE What will I learn? The topics covered in GCSE Spanish are as follows: Theme 1: Identity and culture Me, my family and friends Technology in everyday life Free-time activities Customs and festivals in Spanish speaking countries/ communities Theme 2: local, national, international and global areas of interests. Home town, neighbourhood and region Social issues Global issues Travel and tourism Theme 3: Current and future studies and employment My studies Life at school Education Post-16 Jobs, career choices and ambitions You will gain a wide range of vocabulary and structures. You will be able to understand and discuss issues and opinions, and give full descriptions and accounts. Students will develop skills such as translation, responding to spoken and written language, role play, spontaneous speaking and essay writing. How will I be assessed? There are four final exams at the end of the course and the grades used will be 9 (highest) to 1 (lowest). Unit 1: Listening 25% of the marks. Unit 2: Reading 25% of the marks. Unit 3: Speaking 25% of the marks. Unit 4: Writing 25% of the marks. Students can be entered either for either Foundation level (Grades 1-5) or Higher level (Grades 4-9.) What could I move onto? With over 330 million native speakers (and 500 million speakers in total,) Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world today. Studying a language at GCSE is not just an academic subject, it is a skill for life. Languages are an incredible asset in the world of Business, Law and Tourism. They will give you excellent career options in today’s international market. Knowledge of another language makes you more employable and stands out in a job application. The best universities require applicants to have a good grade in a language GCSE. Britain is currently desperately short of linguists so a GCSE language will make you stand out from the crowd. With languages, the world is your oyster! Examination Board: AQA
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