Age 11-14

The Modern Foreign Languages Department aims to make Spanish enjoyable by every means at our disposal!  A good command of grammar, accuracy and vocabulary are central to a learner’s ability to communicate but creativity and imagination are also emphasised. Girls wishing to take part in an exchange with a Spanish partner are encouraged to do so through lingualinks, a highly reliable and competent exchange programme which has provided many of our pupils with an unforgettable experience.

Those pupils not studying Sanskrit, start Spanish in Year 8 and many carry on their studies to GCSE. Pupils develop the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Topics covered include: the family, school, daily routine and free time. In Year 9, pupils cover topics such as food, tourism, shopping and leisure activities. Pupils revise the present tense before learning the future and preterite tenses. Pupils are encouraged to communicate in Spanish as much as possible during lessons.