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29/06/20

Another celebrity friend of Team MHS!! Thank you Courtney Tulloch for creating a workout to keep our students, staff and our parents and carers moving! The full video can be found on the Meridian Facebook Page! https://t.co/X4n7fdCkIV

12/06/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Wonderful to have children back this week . Great day at today preparing for Y10 return on Monday- looking forward to seeing some of our students next week.

12/06/20

Good Morning Parents and Carers of Meridian High! Mrs Anderson our head of school has created a short presentation for you regarding how we have prepared the school for next week. https://t.co/5f0jTu99uh

02/06/20

We are seeking fantastic learning support staff to join our great team! https://t.co/bRik0P1sXJ

23/05/20

Absolutely beautiful art work from our very talented Courtney! Well done!! https://t.co/32RUIcenEC

22/05/20

Wishing all of our families a very safe and happy half term! We will be back online and open for keyworker provision from Monday 1st June.

20/05/20

It’s National Thank A Teacher Day!! If any of our parents or students would like to send a free thank you card you can do so by following this link: https://t.co/pXmxXWBOIB

18/05/20

A reminder to all of our Meridian families that our childcare provision and online school will be closed for half term and will be back on Monday 1st June.

16/05/20

Welcome to our New Year 7 Cohort! We will be sending you your transition packs very soon! We can’t wait to meet you! https://t.co/JQEOU8AJ9F

13/05/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Opportunity to join our dynamic team on a journey of school improvement. Our team of students and staff make every day an incredible one https://t.co/yqa9RoQi6q

13/05/20

Absolutely fantastic work completed at home by our students making their own 3D cells. Well done Charley-Mae, Chloe, Millie and Aiden - rewards certificates are on the way! https://t.co/fwVMmGCn9d

05/05/20

Team Meridian have left our fantastic students a very special message! https://t.co/APrhmgzFt8

30/04/20

Beautiful "Kandinsky Style" Art work submitted online by Alfie who created this listening to Goosebumps by well done Alfie! https://t.co/MjaRNsHxTD

30/04/20

Great note taking from Della!! Well done and keep up the good work! https://t.co/wPoAKiaWTE

29/04/20

Great English work from Year 10 student Neelab! Brilliant notes on Animal Farm! https://t.co/nowcPx13cH

29/04/20

Exceptional self portrait work from Year 8 student Nathaniel submitted online today! We love seeing the hard work our students are doing at home! https://t.co/HDP357zgKy

29/04/20

For any of our parents and carers also looking for free online learning opportunities the government have created some online courses you may be interested in https://t.co/YvSNtOhUlx

28/04/20

Meridian High School is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Amy Anderson as our Head of School, working with Mrs Brooks as Executive Headteacher and our wonderful team of staff.

14/04/20

Thank You !!! Our students and staff appreciate the words of support! https://t.co/MAhuUlfhcD

12/04/20

Wishing our staff, students and families a very happy and safe Easter! https://t.co/6zgMUebHGw

Spanish

What is Spanish for at Meridian High School?

The Modern Foreign Languages Department (MFL) at Meridian High is passionate about the benefits learning foreign languages can bring. We strongly believe in languages as a skill for life and that learning should be fun and rewarding for all students. Studying with us will mean that students of all abilities can become confident and effective communicators in a variety of context on a cultural as well as linguistic level. The study of Spanish covers a range of themes, including; relationships, technology and media, music, sport, customs and careers.

Why does Spanish as a subject matter?

Language learning is vital for the UK’s future prosperity and global standing as it is key to our trade relations, national security and diplomacy. The most recent CBI skills survey showed that almost two thirds of UK’s businesses need foreign language skills – and expect that to grow as more firms break into new, fast-growing markets. The problem is many UK businesses have given up on home-grown talent and rely on translators or hire abroad. 

There is no doubt therefore that our economy needs more of our young people, not fewer, to develop at least functional language skills for our future trade and exports. 

Here are the thoughts of the Principal of the British School in Tokyo who wanted to contribute to the CBI’s Languages for the Future report: “I have never met an adult who has retained a sense of resentment about being made to learn a language. In fact the opposite is true. The expression of regret I hear most often is ‘I wish I’d kept up my French (Spanish, Polish, Japanese…).”

What does Spanish help young people to achieve?

At Meridian, we strive to equip our students for the 21st century. Learning Spanish now will therefore mean that students gain confidence to ‘have-a-go’ whether that be in work or on holiday. It will equip our young people to take on the very real possibility, later on in their careers, of having to learn another language in the work place. However, competition for jobs can be intense and so it is critical to find ways to differentiate yourself from other applicants. Having functional language skills does just that! 

Furthermore, for those students considering a university course there is great news. Many forward-thinking universities are offering students the opportunity to study a language alongside another degree subject. This fantastic opportunity will be seized by those students - our students - who have a positive mind set to languages.  

So, with enhanced employability options, the boost to creative thinking as well as the acquisition of soft skills like getting better at conversational speaking, learning a language can be so rewarding.

These wonderful quotations sum up what can be achieved:

 “With languages, you are at home anywhere.” – Edmund De Waal OBE (British Author and Artist)

“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.” ‒ Flora Lewis (Columnist and Journalist for New York Times)

 


Qualification title:

AQA GCSE Spanish (8698)

Additional learning resources:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698/subject-content/communication-strategies

http://www.languagesonline.org.uk/Hotpotatoes/Index.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/