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18/01/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Exciting opportunity for a for . We have developed a business curriculum that runs from year 7-11 as it is something we believe is important for our young people. If you would like to apply here is the link https://t.co/rGz56ZB3cx

15/01/21

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Incredible opportunity to join a in Croydon this September. https://t.co/DXnqtog5Le

15/01/21

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Are you keen to develop your career in a Croydon School? are recruiting now for September 2021. https://t.co/XNSla7mh06

15/01/21

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Are you local to the community and keen to make a difference to our school? We are looking for committed individuals from the local community to join our Schools Standards Board. https://t.co/fuh33EoVGI

15/01/21

Retweeted From Chestnut Park School

Are you keen to develop your career in a School? are recruiting now for September 2021. https://t.co/eQSzZG1xZI

13/01/21

FSM hampers being distributed today including recipe cards to make meals at home https://t.co/LTPKzI27Kg

08/01/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

T&L Bulletin 4 for written by the amazing on our mission to embed Oracy across the curriculum. Probably more important now than ever! https://t.co/gfuUCCuVC5

24/12/20

Wishing our wonderful staff, students and families a very safe and Happy Christmas! https://t.co/PJ8jvb7ibc

17/12/20

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

To all our influencers Thank you! says it far better than I! https://t.co/t96fYrvF6q

15/12/20

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Final T&L bulletin for the term for ... this is all about encouraging reading! features heavily ☺️ Bravo https://t.co/yLAMVUhmH1

05/12/20

Our T&L team bulletin no. 2! https://t.co/KGqZszg9Fn

02/12/20

Proud to launch our T&L bulletin! Thank you to and the Meridian LP team for sharing this with our staff! Too good not to share! https://t.co/5sk15Pn1Gq

15/11/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Incredible opportunity for a recent graduate to support our sustainable school improvement journey = https://t.co/oDCDlD88RE

15/11/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Part time SENDco to join our dynamic inclusion team - suitable for new to role or experienced, working alongside experienced SENDcos in the school. with https://t.co/x8wrCa8X1U

15/11/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Proud that and have achieved the ‘We've embraced Thrive in our setting’ status. https://t.co/TXRFSmOU70

11/11/20

Fantastic to see all of our staff and students marking Remembrance Day and showing our core value of today.

08/11/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

- We will Remember Them https://t.co/7HW9RJOEmu

04/11/20

Good morning Meridian parents and carers, please join us in congratulating our 100% attenders for the term so far

24/10/20

Parents and carers this was displayed on Croydon Council website and shared by other local schools https://t.co/xYfqfmlv4R

24/10/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

One week before admissions close for September 2021- join the , working with journey of sustainable improvement. Skilled teachers+ strong leaders at all levels+ GLF support +building and IT investment in our building = school on the move! https://t.co/H59Qj1F1S0

Spanish

Spanish 5 year learning journey

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/