The new GCSE Spanish specification is a linear course with terminal examinations in listening, speaking, reading and writing taken at the end of Year 11.

Thematic and linguistic revision will therefore be strategically planned. Thematic and linguistic progression will be linked.

Building on the topics and grammatical patterns already covered in the Foundation years, we will aim to access more complex lexical items and a deeper understanding of different themes.

The use of authentic materials will also raise cultural awareness and make it a more enjoyable experience anchored in the real world, whilst fostering useful transferable skills.

There are three broad themes:

1. Identity and culture
2. Local, national, international and global areas of interest
3. Current and future study and employment

Each theme will contain a number of topics and each topic will be a unit of teaching and learning that covers:

  • a sequence of lessons
  • a range of resources and activities that cover the full range of skills (including opportunities for revision and consolidation, and stretch and challenge)
  • the appropriate lexical and grammatical content.