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15/02/19

Excellent initiative from Y10 GCSE citizenship students raising money and awareness for ⁦ https://t.co/hgeb91PIZX

14/02/19

Thank you , your support is much appreciated.

13/02/19

Retweeted From Julia Church

A recent Ofsted inspection has praised de Stafford School in Caterham and says it is a "good" school - see https://t.co/ETnSgoSjy5 https://t.co/BmgzuugTzF

13/02/19

We look forward to welcoming the parents and carers of our Year 10 students from 4:30pm today

11/02/19

Pupils make ‘strong progress’ at our school, we have ‘well-trained teachers and a caring ethos’ according to our recent Ofsted report. There are plenty of other reasons why we are good - read them in our latest report https://t.co/ldIerXihqr https://t.co/xv396BSWsd

08/02/19

We are delighted to announce we are a ‘good’ school but don’t take our word for it, read our latest Ofsted report here https://t.co/ldIerXihqr

01/02/19

Due to the overnight snowfall we have taken the decision to operate a late start to the school day today (Friday). School will open at 9:30am whereby students should attend SAM time. They should be in full school uniform but may wear footwear more appropriate for the conditions.

31/01/19

Please follow this link to our website for an update regarding weather conditions https://t.co/I7EFkBrsWQ

31/01/19

We are able to open at the normal start time of 8:30am.

31/01/19

We are able to open at normal time this morning but please exercise great care if driving through the school car park. Students should arrive in normal school uniform but may wear footwear appropriate to the icy conditions.

30/01/19

Thank you to all our parents and carers of y11 students who braved the freezing weather to attend parents evening tonight; your support is much appreciated.

30/01/19

We look forward to giving our Year 11 parents/carers a warm welcome from 4:30pm today! Our site team have done a fantastic job ensuring the car park remains accessible despite the current weather conditions. https://t.co/66nxHwqIPZ

30/01/19

Fantastic effort from the site team, working since 5:30am to make the school safe. https://t.co/S1tNqHk04c

30/01/19

The school is open today with a late start for students due to icy conditions. School starts at 9:30am and students are to go straight to SAM.

28/01/19

With heavy snowfall currently forecast for tomorrow evening, we will be monitoring conditions closely. Please check the school website https://t.co/FcOUMuE3r0 or Twitter for updates. https://t.co/wdOi1gaBZc

28/01/19

Don't forget it's Year 11 Parents' Evening this Wednesday @ de Stafford . It's not too late to make an appointment if you haven't already! https://t.co/J9k94p88sO

25/01/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

⁩ DofE students starting off their Fitness session with Mr Harris learning all about setting targets, energy levels on expedition and building fitness! 💪🏻🧗🏻‍♀️🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/oz5gCMBJwL

18/01/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Great creativity in a Y7 Parkour lesson! Today’s focus was balance - students were tasked with making an aeroplane ✈️ https://t.co/ArCqQ6m7bF

17/01/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Y7 Netball team for persevering in a tough match against a strong team today! Some excellent interceptions & well done to Phoebe R for a well deserved player of the match nomination! 👏🏻

16/01/19

We look forward to seeing all our Year 8 parents and carers at the Options Evening which starts at 6pm in the Main Hall https://t.co/GZRjMQVdcu

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.