Spanish

Welcome to the Spanish department

Who We Are 
Ms E Fry (Curriculum Leader)
Mrs S Hodgson
Mrs S Gelder

Key Stage 4

Spanish is currently a fast-track GCSE option, which students start in Year 9.

The course begins with a foundation stage, which covers the following topics:

  • Introductions, ages, Spanish-speaking countries, school equipment
  • School subjects and opinions, teachers, food at school
  • Family, pets, descriptions
  • Where you live, daily routine
  • Free time, sports, cinema
  • Describing a town, activities in town, weather

At GCSE level, you will study the following topics:

Identity and culture

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Technology in everyday life
  • Free-time activities
  • Customs and festivals

Local, national, international and global areas of interest

  • Home, town, neighbourhood and region
  • Social issues
  • Global issues
  • Travel and tourism

Current and future study and employment

  • My studies
  • Life at school and college
  • Education post-16
  • Jobs, career choices and ambitions


Examination Board: AQA
Being able to speak a foreign language is a valuable skill for your career as well as your leisure time. A GCSE in a language will set you apart from many other school leavers in the country. You will learn to understand, speak and write the foreign language well. You will have opportunities to express your opinions, and to learn about life in other countries. Universities are increasingly favouring applicants with a Languages GCSE.

Assessment: Each of the four skills will be tested and all exams take place at the end of Year 11. Your teacher will conduct the Speaking test.

Progression: 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.