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17/07/19

We have a record number of 'word millionaires' in our programme this year! Today we celebrated by throwing them a tea party with Headteacher, Mr Garner and Head of English, Mr Clifton. Keep up the great reading! https://t.co/CY7n7sHxsh

17/07/19

*NEWSFLASH* The cast list for our school production of Legally Blonde the Musical will be revealed after school today in the drama courtyard! Keep an eye on our website for updates:- https://t.co/k8xp7n60b3 https://t.co/g2ZVqWEOwO

16/07/19

Well done to all of our Year 7 & 10 'Book Buddies' who are currently being rewarded with pizza in the LRC! https://t.co/I6r5m6repb

15/07/19

Retweeted From Kirsty Sandiford

⁦⁦⁦☺️⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ 🐌 🦙 🐷 https://t.co/SXwtF1lGJj

15/07/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

We look forward to welcoming parents and carers tonight to celebrate the achievements of this years ⁦⁦⁩ Bronze DofE students! Please attend The de Stafford suite in The Jenkins Centre for a 6pm start! https://t.co/GokT9ToOGq

12/07/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to all students who took part in Sports Day today! A fantastic effort by all and excellent sportsmanship on display! 👏🏻 Congratulations to the winning SAMs: 7PHA 8ABE 9KBA 10JHE 🏆🏆🏆🏆🎽🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏽‍♂️

12/07/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Bailey in Y9 entertaining the crowds on the track during Sports Day! 🎵🎶👏🏻 https://t.co/hGOhbosSwk

12/07/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

The Y9 boys ⁦⁩ Sports Day Javelin winner Sam. M!! 🥇🥇🥇 👏🏻 https://t.co/iB3cSgcFcg

11/07/19

Hi , thank you for your query. Students will remain in their PE kit all day.

11/07/19

It's tomorrow! Students are reminded to wear your full PE kit to school and don't forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and lots of positive energy for your SAM group! https://t.co/ILlTePrMvH

10/07/19

A reminder for our parents/carers that the school will close at 1:40pm on the last day of term (Friday 19 July) https://t.co/D5wRz80Yqk

10/07/19

Congratulations to Year 9 student, Katie, for her winning entry in the Young Photographer Competition (Intermediate). https://t.co/3v1q5siNnm

08/07/19

Thank you for your support!

05/07/19

Thank you so much for supporting the event; great to see former student, Charlie, again!

05/07/19

Thank you so much for supporting today's event!

05/07/19

Thank you so much for supporting today's event!

05/07/19

Thank you so much for supporting the event!

05/07/19

Retweeted From Coast to Capital

Today the team are at School in Caterham for the Fair 🏫 A great day ahead for to engage with future employers... all complete with a helicopter and bus! https://t.co/QrFngeNHmo

05/07/19

Thank you so much for supporting the event!

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.