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12/04/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Well done to ⁦⁩ students at the DofE training day today, lots achieved learning campcraft in preparation for the expeditions! 👨🏼‍🍳⛺️ https://t.co/jaCyTYLTob

09/04/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Following the success of the practice day walk at Newlands Corner we are looking forward to seeing ⁦⁩ students develop their campcraft skills at the training day this Friday 12th April (9:00-12:00)! Please check SMHW for details ⛺️ 👨🏼‍🍳 https://t.co/QyHGsWEwDz

07/04/19

The Naples trip has just landed, however we will need to collect our baggage as it was put in hold! ✈️🧳

07/04/19

Boarding and all on time at this point! A fantastic few days in Naples, Sorrento and Capri and the students have been absolutely amazing throughout! ✈️ https://t.co/PHwyhFhcoq

07/04/19

Taking in the views on our last morning in Sorrento! ☀️🌋 📸 https://t.co/1vhaB5BX90

06/04/19

A lovely afternoon learning what you can do with a lemon! Thank you I Giardini di Cataldo for allowing us to taste some amazing drinks, cakes and jams 😋 https://t.co/fnPBiSRyzH

06/04/19

Team photo before exploring Capri! https://t.co/BNnttW2M8c

06/04/19

Setting off on a boat trip around Capri to see the coastal geography! 🛥☀️ https://t.co/AHpQm0IYqZ

05/04/19

Mr Starke doing his thing at the top of Vesuvius 🌋 https://t.co/1GfgEF6qi9

05/04/19

A reminder to parents/carers that the school will close at 1:40pm today and students return on Tuesday 23 April (week 2 timetable). Read all about this half term in our latest newsletter here: https://t.co/dfq5fAfUdO. We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter! https://t.co/SD03Ftnppy

05/04/19

The sun is out as we start the climb up Vesuvius 🌋 https://t.co/q6tBbOcAaV

04/04/19

A fantastic first day on the Naples trip, an underground tour and an insight into Roman life in Herculaneum where the eruption preserved the town 🌋 https://t.co/8pQK3kVhsd

04/04/19

The sun is starting to come out as the students take a tour of Herculaneum where just 1/5 of the city has been excavated https://t.co/APVGlk8E2a

04/04/19

Congratulations to Odin Jeffrey-Dyer, Lucy Vella and Katie Conway, our award winners in the Prix de la Paix essay writing competition. They can be seen here receiving their prizes from Rotary Club members Geraint Jenkins and Dr. David Beckitt. https://t.co/llPLCkOrzV

04/04/19

We are on our way! ✈️ A slight delay but all in good spirits and ready to go! https://t.co/BkKcZG2Gm2

03/04/19

Retweeted From Dayspace

Another fab assembly school. Thanks to yr 9/10 for listening & helping us to create a more inclusive community. Remember "It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognise, accept and celebrate those differences" https://t.co/oBFIEaeTke

03/04/19

Year 11: Don't forget to book your ticket to the Prom! Payment can be made online or via the Finance Office https://t.co/V8EXzXEuxX https://t.co/724SUllsGa

02/04/19

Well done to the Year 7 students who attended the Science Fair yesterday. You were excellent ambassadors for and presented some brilliant projects. https://t.co/YmfL3vFRa2

Head of Department: Alina Fantana
email: alina.fantana@destafford.org.uk

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3, all students study Spanish for two lessons a week. Years 7, 8 and 9 also complete six modules in the three academics terms during the year (One module per half term)

Year 7

During the first term of Year students will learn the first two modules that contain introductions, and meetings. They will be able to understand and talk about their personal information regarding their age, birthday and describe what they have and/o need in their school bags. Progressively they will use more verbs in the first, second and third persons in present tense. They will end the first term knowing how to express their likes and dislikes and justify their opinions when they talk about their school lives and homes in the second and third terms. The immediate future tense will be introduced by the end of the year.

Year 8

In Year 8, students will start with the use of the future tense before moving to a new verb tense (past tense). The focus is to make students to differentiate events using the correct time expressions for present, past and future tenses and by the end of year students will use two of the three tenses comfortably. Topics involved clothing, Food and daily routine. Adverbs of frequency are will be used as well to narrate events following a logical sequence.

Year 9

Year 9’s will revise the topics learned in previous years in a more complex context which involves new vocabulary, longer texts to read, write, listen and speak. The new topics added are the environment and health. Students build up their language skills using the present, past and future events. They also manipulate more accurately the agreement between gender and numbers regarding and nouns and adjectives that the language requires.

Key Stage 4 Spanish

During the GCSE Spanish course students will learn to speak, listen, read, write and communicate effectively in Spanish, as well as develop awareness and understanding of countries and communities where Spanish is spoken.Students will take two speaking and two writing tests on top of the listening and reading exams based on the following topics:

Year 10

  • Holidays
  • School
  • Family
  • Hobbies

Year 11

  • Work Experience
  • Town
  • Health
  • Environment

Course Content

1 Controlled Assessment

  • Speaking (30%) 4-6 minutes conversation (2 assessments)
  • Writing (30%) minimum 200 words from memory (2 assessments)

2 Summer Exam in Year 11

  • Listening (20%) 30 or 40 minutes (Foundation /Higher)
  • Reading (20%) 35 or 50 minutes (Foundation /Higher)

Grow, Learn, Believe and Achieve

Further Education and Careers

Studying GCSE Spanish enables you to study A-level Spanish helping students to develop confidence, effective communication skills in Spanish and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where Spanish is spoken. It develops an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context.

Students are required to develop their ability to write and speak in Spanish with accurate grammar and syntax for a range of purposes and to understand written or spoken Spanish in a variety of contexts and genres.

This course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE Spanish and wish to study Spanish at a higher level.