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Southfields Academy

Southfields Academy

Modern Languages

Teacher contact details 


Key Stage 3 


Contact Teacher:

Ms J Frith (Head of Modern Foreign Languages):

Grouping/organisation/setting/teaching time:

Year 7 & 8 students are taught in sets according to ability.  This is decided from end of year test results in Year 7.

Course Content/Skills Learnt:

4 modules throughout the year taking students up to a level 4.  This means that they will be able to understand, say and write longer texts and paragraphs in Spanish that will include detailed descriptions, more complex grammar structures such as adjectival agreements and making references to the immediate future as well as stating their opinions and why.

1.    Describing your town/city.
2.    What you do in your free time.
3.    Talking about others.
4.    Food and drink.


4 end of module assessments which are used to monitor students’ progress throughout the year.

Books/other materials/useful websites to visit/field trips etc:


Set on a weekly basis and can range from spelling revision to mini projects.

How parents can help:

Helping students to revise vocabulary and providing a bilingual dictionary that students can use at home to help them with their homework.

Key Stage 4

Spanish GCSE



Qualification type


For more information speak to

Miss Frith

Spanish is spoken by millions of people not only in Spain but in Central and South America. This makes it the 3rd most spoken language in the world. Many university courses ask for a language qualification as part of their entry requirements and even if they don’t, it looks good on your CV .


The course is designed to enable you to communicate with Spanish speakers, understand and express your opinions about modern issues that affect you today. It will also help you to improve your literacy skills.

During the course you will study the following topics:

Identity and culture

  • Who am I?: relationships; when I was younger; what my friends and family are like; what makes a good friend; interests; socialising with friends and family; role models
  • Daily life: customs and everyday life; food and drink; shopping; social media and technology (use of, advantages and disadvantages)
  • Cultural life: celebrations and festivals; reading; music; sport; film and television

Local area, holiday and travel

  • Holidays: preferences; experiences; and destinations
  • Travel and tourist transactions: travel and accommodation; asking for help and dealing with problems; directions; eating out; shopping
  • Town, region and country: weather; places to see; things to do


  • What school is like: school types; school day; subjects; rules and pressures; celebrating success
  • School activities: school trips; events; exchanges

Future aspirations, study and work

  • Using languages beyond the classroom: forming relationships; travel; employment
  • Ambitions: further study; volunteering; training
  • Work: jobs; careers; professions

International and global dimension

  • Bringing the world together: sports events; music events; campaigns and good causes
  • Environmental issues: being ‘green’; access to natural resources

Home Languages

For students who have  fluency in an additional language there is the possibility to take a Home Language qualification at GCSE level.

Key Stage 5 

Find out more about our sixth form courses.

Spanish A Level

Home Languages

For students who have  fluency in an additional language there is the possibility to take a Home Language qualification at GCSE / A Level.