Spanish — Year 12

 

Spanish Overview

Term 1: Grammar Transition Module

Students will revise the key tenses learnt at GCSE as well as nouns, adjective agreement and pronouns. This unit will enable them to consolidate and develop their knowledge from GCSE on key structures. Students will also study new forms such as the pluperfect and subjunctive forms and direct and indirect object pronouns.

Students will complete a short grammar test including gap fill tasks and translation.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will learn how to be more autonomous in the development of their grammatical knowledge. They will consider ways they can develop their linguistic knowledge outside of the classroom and develop their confidence in using a wider variety of grammar

Create a supportive community:

Students will reflect on their own and others' linguistic acquisition.

Term 1/2: Aspects of Hispanic Society: Los valores tradicionales y modernos

In this unit students will study:

- changes in the types of family in modern-day Spain

- attitudes to marriage and divorce

- the influence of the catholic church

Students will complete an end of unit assessment on content covered as well as regular vocabulary tests throughout the unit. The end of year assessment will consist of listening and reading comprehension questions and a short translation.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will develop the following strategies: - organising notes for A-Level - recognising cognates - memorising key vocabulary

Create a supportive community:

Students will become more sensitive to, and aware of, contemporary societal changes in Hispanic countries allowing them to reflect on the modern family unit in the United Kingdom.

Term 1/2: Artistic culture in the Hispanic world: La influencia de los ídolos

In this unit students will study the positive and negative influences of famous role models on Spanish people. The units studied cover:

-singers and musicians

-stars of TV and cinema

-models

As well as regular vocabulary tests throughout the unit the end of unit assessment will consist of:

- reading and listening comprehension

- translation (Spanish to English)

- completing a speaking card task

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will develop the following strategies in this unit of work: - using connectives to enhance written work - how to participate more fluently in a conversation, - translating accurately from English to Spanish - how to check your work for errors

Create a supportive community:

Students, through looking at Hispanic roles models will reflect on their own role models and what qualities constitute a good or bad influence on others.

Term 2/3: Aspects of Hispanic Society: El Ciberespacio

Students will study three areas of modern technology and analyse their positive and negative influence on Hispanic society

-The influence of Internet

-Smartphones

-Social Media

Students will complete regular vocabulary tests throughout the unit. The end of unit assessment will consist of listening, reading, translation and speaking.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students reflect on their own use of modern technology and the advantages and disadvantages of internet, smart phones and social media. They will consider what is healthy use of all of these things.

Create a supportive community:

Students reflect on how technology has changed society, both locally and globally.

Term 2/3: Artistic culture in the Hispanic world: La identidad regional en España

In this unit students will study the cultural and regional variations in Spain across three different topic areas:

-traditions and customs

-food and drink

-languages

End of unit assessment to consist of:

- reading and listening comprehension

- translation (Spanish to English)

- speaking card

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Through the study of this unit the following strategies will be developed: - how to translate more accurately from English to Spanish - how to summarise information successfully - how to find and use relevant material online

Create a supportive community:

Students will learn about the impact of Spain being the second most visited country in the world. Tourism in Spain today is a major contributor to the national economic life accounting for 6.4% of Spain's GDP. This unit will allow students to reflect upon, and compare, their preconceptions of Spanish tourism.

Term 4: Aspects of Hispanic society: La igualdad de los sexos

In this unit students will cover equality of the sexes in the Hispanic world. The following topic areas will be taught

-Women in the workplace

-Machismo y feminismo

-The rights of gay and transgender people

- some Spanish and Latin-Amequality orican dances and their impact on popular culture

In addition to regular vocabulary testing throughout the unit, the end of unit assessment will consist of:

- reading and listening comprehension

- translation (Both into and out of the TL)

- speaking card

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will develop the following strategies: - listening to Spanish, a summary of the most useful strategies - comparing and contrasting viewpoints and adding your own opinion - extending vocabulary using a variety of techniques - dealing with A-level reading comprehension

Create a supportive community:

Students will develop their interests in Hispanic music which will further develop their understanding of colloquialisms and linguistic turns of phrase making them more relatable, and better able to communicate, to native speakers.

Term 4: Artistic culture in the Hispanic world: El patrimonio cultural

In this unit students will study civilization and culture that as contributed to Spain's heritage:

-Prehispanic places and civilisations

- Art and Architecture

- The diversity of Hispanic music and dance

Students will be tested on vocabulary throughout the unit. The end of unit assessment will comprise:

- reading and listening comprehension

- Translation (both into and out of TL)

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will develop the following strategies: - listening for the examination - answering questions in Spanish and drawing inferences - researching an event or series of events

Create a supportive community:

Students are introduced to Hispanic media and this increased exposure to native language speakers and TV and radio programmes allow students an insight into the different cultures and interest of Hispanic people.

Term 5/6: Film Study

Through studying 'El laberinto del fauno' by Guillermo del Toro this term, students will:

- develop a detailed understanding and appreciation of film, by writing critical and analytical responses in Spanish.

- produce responses that show critical appreciation of features such as:

- key concepts and issues

- characterisation;

- form and technique of presentation, e.g. effect of narrative voice in prose text, effect of camera work in film

- social and cultural setting; as appropriate to the work studied

- present viewpoints, develop arguments, draw conclusions, analyse and evaluate in writing

Students will complete at least 3 essays on 'El laberinto del fauno' from a variety of question choices and they will complete a vocab and translation assessment.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will develop knowledge about matters central to the society and culture, past and present, of Hispanic countries. Students will also develop the ability to mediate between cultures and between speakers of the language and speakers of English.

Create a supportive community:

By studying film we are enabling students to equip themselves with transferable skills such as autonomy, resourcefulness, creativity, critical thinking, and linguistic, cultural and cognitive flexibility that will empower them to proceed to further study or employment.