GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Spanish

Spanish quote

What our students think about Spanish 

Intent 

At Meridian High School, we are passionate about languages and see the need to learn an additional language as an essential tool that can prepare our students for the current and competitive world we are living in, as well as appreciating other cultures. 

VIDEO: Learn more about Spanish at MHS
 

Learning hours

Year group 7 8 9 10 11
Learning hours per week 2 2 2 2 2

Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

Spanish K and S

5 year learning journey 

Spanish 5 year learning journey

Specification

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698/specification-at-a-glance

Careers

Language skills can lead directly into a career in translating, interpreting or teaching, and are also in demand in areas such as hospitality, law, publishing and business services. Modern language degrees typically involve spending a year abroad and this can be an opportunity to find work in a field that interests you and gain relevant experience.

Spanish careers

Assessment 

Within Spanish the students are assessed in the following ways:

  •  challenge questions to assess writing.
  • Checkpoint quizzes in the form of a vocab test.
  • End of term assessments - all students will be assessed in three of the key language skills: Reading, Listening, Writing.
  • A peer assessment task where their Speaking skills will assessed.

Feedback

Students are provided with at least three pieces of written feedback/marking each half term. Which includes:

  • 2 x whole school marking sheet where students focus on improving their vocabulary and recall
  • 1 x personalised feedback to a challenge question where students will receive feedback on what went well (WWW) and EBI (Even better if)

Then they receive verbal feedback in lessons to help improve their pronunciation and speaking skills.

Each term they will also have whole class feedback about the end of term assessments.

Learning beyond the classroom

Extracurricular clubs

Club de Lenguas (where we learn more Spanish but also some French, German, Italian and any languages the students would like to learn some key words in)

Trips and visits

London tour in Spanish

European Spanish visit (to be confirmed - limitations due to Covid-19 restrictions)

Useful website links:

Duolingo - The world's best way to learn a language

SpanishDict | English to Spanish Translation, Dictionary, Translator

Learn a language. Memrise is authentic, useful & personalised.

GCSE Spanish - BBC Bitesize

KS3 Spanish - BBC Bitesize

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