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At Priory Academy we strive to make languages fun, interesting and challenging.  

Spanish is the third most widely-spoken language in the world, and the second with the most native speakers. It is also the official language of over twenty countries.  

For these reasons, studying Spanish prepares our pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English. 

In addition to this, learning Spanish will enable them to gain a greater insight into the culture of the Spanish-speaking world and develop an understanding and respect of different cultures in our local, national and global communities. 

Please browse through the links below to find out the range of topics and activities we cover in Spanish from year 5 to year 11. 

The Purpose of Knowledge Organisers

A knowledge organiser sets out the important, useful and powerful knowledge on a topic. For students to succeed in Spanish, they must have a foundation of factual knowledge, understand those facts and be able to apply them to a specific context. We at Priory Academy believe that the use of knowledge organisers can enhance and further students’ learning, therefore we are building them into our curriculum and are encouraging the use of them at home for home learning purposes and for revision. Please click on the correct year group and term for the current knowledge organiser being used.

Key Stage 3

All Key Stage 3 students at Priory Academy have the right to a rich and deep learning experience that includes the learning of the basics of an additional language. The study of Languages prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English.  

The Key Stage 3 curriculum builds upon the foundations of language learning introduced in Key Stage 2.  

In Year 7 each class has a timetabled Spanish lesson of 50 minutes per week which uses the ¡Viva1! course book. 

In years 8 and 9 students receive three 50 minutes lessons of Spanish per week based around the Spanish GCSE topic areas using the ¡Viva2! and ¡Viva! Edexcel GCSE course books. 

Year 7 Spanish Curriculum

Year 8 Spanish Curriculum

Year 9 Spanish Curriculum

Key Stage 4

GCSE Exam board: Edexcel. 

Studying Spanish at Key Stage 4 enables students to continue developing the language skills they have acquired at Key Stage 3 and to learn to use the language more independently as well as gaining a greater insight into the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. 

In years 10 and 11, students prepare for their GCSE Spanish awards.  

The examination comprises 4 components, namely listening, speaking, reading and writing. All skills are equally-weighted and each contribute 25% towards a student’s final GCSE grade (9-1). 

For further information, please access the link for the current Edexcel GCSE Spanish Specification

At Key Stage 4 students are taught to understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources. They are encouraged to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation. As far as writing is concerned, by the end of Key Stage 4, students should write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using a good range of grammatical structures. 

Year 10 Spanish Curriculum

Year 11 Spanish Curriculum

Year 8 Knowledge Organisers

Year 9 Knowledge Organisers

Year 10 Knowledge Organisers

Year 11 Knowledge Organisers

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