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21/01/20

Every week we display student art work proudly in reception! Congratulations Tilly for being our Artist of the Week! https://t.co/iR8omdq71Q

19/01/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Calling NQTs & experienced teachers - do visit us at the recruitment fair and meet team. Plenty of opportunities to be part of an incredible cross primary- secondary team and to join the GLF journey https://t.co/tc2RFKaW9Y

18/01/20

Why not pop into visit us ?? would love to show you around our science department and can talk you through the incredibly journey we are on as a school

18/01/20

Another great week ! Final Catering exams, Theatre Trips and a visit to Tower Bridge to take part in the Winter Youth Summit! So proud of our students https://t.co/Qw2XPW7eta

18/01/20

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

We are hiring! If you are interested in starting with us as a science teacher then please drop me a DM to arrange a visit and meet the brilliant team. Suitable for starting NQT in Sept or teachers with experience should also apply https://t.co/NnQzg9fSlI

16/01/20

Great assembly today! Mrs Anderson has set year 7/8 the challenge of learning a poem off by heart and reciting it with purpose and passion. The first student to be brave and recite it to her will receive a special letter home and rewards! https://t.co/5kw6Pi5iwM

15/01/20

We look forward to welcoming our Year 10 parents to parents evening tonight! 4:30pm until 7pm.

10/01/20

Retweeted From Amy Anderson

Looking for a new career opportunity?? Come and join our team in a values driven school on the road to good! Get applying!! https://t.co/NIVqUPTTxN

06/01/20

Happy New Year! Great to see everyone back and ready to during the new term, making 2020 count! https://t.co/0DlOntwv6p

12/12/19

Retweeted From Aimhigher London

with yr 10 NCOP students from and working on countering limiting beliefs, positive affirmation, vision and success with student ambassadors from and . https://t.co/vcqAAPQVHQ

10/12/19

Tomorrow Wednesday 11th December is Christmas Jumper day! Helping to raise money for our school community projects fund! https://t.co/BTFRvwafWc

07/12/19

Retweeted From Centreofchange: Counselling, Mentoring, Tutoring

New Addington Christmas Celebration for all the friends and family. Join us for free refreshments, a chance to win a homemade Caribbean Rum cake, and many more fun prizes and activities https://t.co/CNeNZX4KdV

04/12/19

Retweeted From Meridian High School

Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/fXs9PItlEv

03/12/19

Update! Good news we are delighted to confirm the issues with hot water and heating have been resolved and we will be open tomorrow! We look forward to seeing the students in the morning and apologise for any inconvenience caused today

03/12/19

Dear Parents and Carers of Meridian High School, Due to an issue with our heating and hot water unfortunately we have taken the difficult decision to close the school. An update will be sent this afternoon. Text messages have been sent to all parents.

02/12/19

With approaching - PSHE lessons this week will focus on various political parties and Croydon candidates. https://t.co/sQfp9VCcUz

29/11/19

students are proud to wear our uniform. A uniform can not only instill pride but also support a schools ethos, promote positive behaviour and provide cohesion. Uniform can also support effective teaching and learning. https://t.co/c1FvVzH3Jh

27/11/19

Everyone born on or after 1 September 1997 must stay in some form of education or training until their 18th birthday. Advice available from https://t.co/RVwLIsdfiC

26/11/19

Assemblies this week for years 7-10 will be on the topic of https://t.co/sHRySjmnd8

20/11/19

Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/fXs9PItlEv

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)


Topics covered in Year 7:

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Describing a photo
  • Giving opinions
  • Learning about time frames
  • Reading skills; cognates, context and making educated guesses
  • Translation 
  • Oral Exam; Role play 

Topics covered in Year 8:

  • My local area
  • Extending photo descriptions
  • Developing opinions
  • Learning how to conjugate time frames
  • Reading skills
  • Listening skills
  • Translation
  • Oral exam; Role plays and how to prepare an oral presentation

Topics covered in Year 9:

  • Local, national, international and global areas of interest
  • Personal rights
  • Poverty and Environment; what can we do to help?
  • Becoming independent with time frames
  • Developing writing skills; AQA GCSE Foundation Exam skills
  • Oral exam; Role plays and oral presentations 

Topics covered in Year 10:

  • Charity / voluntary work
  • The environment / recycling
  • Jobs / career choices / ambitions
  • Current and future study 
  • Life at school
  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Healthy / unhealthy living
  • Full GCSE mock exams (Oral, Listening, Reading, Writing)

Topics covered in Year 11:

  • Travel and tourism
  • Customs and festivals in the Spanish-speaking world
  • Technology in everyday life
  • Free time
  • Home town / neighbourhood and region
  • Global issues 
  • Full GCSE mock exams (Oral, Listening, Reading, Writing)

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/

 

In this section you can find a copy of every knowledge organiser for every subject, in each year group. This list is updated throughout the academic year. These are found via this link:

 

MHS Knowledge Organisers