Welcome to the Spanish Department
Who We Are
Mrs S Gelder
Key Stage 4
Examination Board: AQA
This is a fast track course for able and committed linguists. It is likely that you will already have chosen one Modern Language for GCSE and Spanish would be your second. Speaking Spanish can prove a very useful skill in your future career as well as your leisure time. You will start as a beginner and learn enough Spanish in three years to succeed at GCSE, using languages skills you have built up through your work with other languages. You will learn to understand, speak and write Spanish well. You will have opportunities to express your opinions, and to learn about life in Spanish-speaking countries.
Assessment: Each of the four skills will be tested. Listening and Reading tests will take place at the end of the course. Speaking and Writing will be tested in class during Years 10 and 11. Your teacher will conduct the Speaking test.
Progression: You can continue to study Spanish beyond GCSE. The language learning skills you develop will also help you to learn other languages. Languages are important in a wide range of jobs as more companies and professions operate in a global market.
Other Languages Being Offered
If your child is a fluent native speaker of another language (e.g Polish or Urdu) please contact the school for more information.
If your language is available at GCSE, we can arrange for your child to sit the exams at Emmbrook – normally in Year 10.