The Language Development Faculty comprises Spanish and English as an Additional Language (EAL)

The Spanish Department

At Key Stage 3, Spanish provides students with an introduction to the language and culture of Spain; covering topics such as self, family and friends, school, and food and drink. Students are able to practise their language skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Emphasis is placed upon building students' grammatical understanding in order to provide them with a sound basis for future study.

At Key Stage 4, students are encouraged to develop their ability to communicate coherently and with increased accuracy. Over the two years, students cover the following three themes: Identity and culture, Local, national, international and global areas of interest, and Current and future study and employment. Students deepen their knowledge not only of the language itself but also of the culture of the different countries and communities which speak Spanish, which helps them to broaden their horizons and provides them with a different perspective of the world. Students are assessed via examinations in reading, listening, speaking and writing, taken at the end of year 11, each of which account for 25% of the final grade. 

Courses Delivered

  • GCSE Spanish (AQA)

Term by Term Subject Content


Year 7 Units
  • Greetings and Introductions
  • Family members and physical descriptions
  • Pets, colours and descriptions
  • Free-time and weather
  • Where I live (1)
Year 8 Units
  • Holidays and the past tense
  • Time and daily routine
  • School and future plans
  • Food and Drink (1)
  • TV and Film
Year 9 Units
  • Family and relationships
  • Fashion and shopping
  • Where I live (2)
  • Environment (1)
  • Food and Drink (2)
Year 10 Units
  • Customs and Festivals
  • Jobs, Career choices and ambitions
  • Marriage and partnership
  • The environment (2)
  • Social media and technology
Year 11 Units
  • Charity work, Poverty and Homelessness
  • Healthy Living 
  • My studies and life at school
  • Travel and Tourism



For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Helena Dorman (Subject Leader for MFL)