Languages are really important in the world we live in and give you great skills for the rest of your life. People think everyone speaks English, but this is just not true. 75% of the world population have no English at all. At Wickersley, we offer you the chance to study Spanish, which is the second most spoken language by a number of speakers, with 400 million natives in the world. In today’s Britain and imminent Brexit, languages are even more relevant. This is why at Wickersley, we aim to develop keen and talented linguists and we truly believe that languages are for everyone.
You child will thrive in MFL with your added support and you don’t have to be a linguist to help him/her. Here are some easy helpful ways to develop your child learning Spanish:
Currently, students start Spanish in Y7. In Y7 students start learning the basics of Spanish, including the present tense, giving opinions and a range of common vocabulary. At KS3 students will study a variety of topics including:
Year 9 commences the GCSE studies in which students will become familiar with exam-style questions and have further practice in the 4 skills required at GCSE. The course has transactional elements to ensure students can converse confidently when taking holidays or conversing with native speakers. Students will study interesting topics such as festivals and traditions found in Spain and complete the topic of identity and culture.
At KS4 students develop their use of the Spanish language and find out more about the culture through films, literature and songs.
Year 10 and 11 are following the new Edexcel specification, where all skills are assessed through a final exam.
The topics covered in Y10 are:
In Y11, the topics include:
Each year the Spanish department provides a trip to Spain, to allow students to immerse themselves in the culture and language which they are studying. A number of activities are on offer, including:
We have already completed a successful trip to Andalucia and will be looking at booking trips to other parts of Spain.
Grade ladders show the skills/content that a pupil is required to demonstrate to reach each particular grade. These can be used by pupils and parents in targeting what they need to do to make progress in each subject.
Please be aware these documents are only draft versions.