At Meridian High School, we are passionate about languages and see the need to learn an additional language as an essential tool that can prepare our students for the current and competitive world we are living in, as well as appreciating other cultures.
|Learning hours per week
Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
5 year learning journey
Language skills can lead directly into a career in translating, interpreting or teaching, and are also in demand in areas such as hospitality, law, publishing and business services. Modern language degrees typically involve spending a year abroad and this can be an opportunity to find work in a field that interests you and gain relevant experience.
Within Spanish the students are assessed in the following ways:
- challenge questions to assess writing.
- Checkpoint quizzes in the form of a vocab test.
- End of term assessments - all students will be assessed in three of the key language skills: Reading, Listening, Writing.
- A peer assessment task where their Speaking skills will assessed.
Students are provided with at least three pieces of written feedback/marking each half term. Which includes:
- 2 x whole school marking sheet where students focus on improving their vocabulary and recall
- 1 x personalised feedback to a challenge question where students will receive feedback on what went well (WWW) and EBI (Even better if)
Then they receive verbal feedback in lessons to help improve their pronunciation and speaking skills.
Each term they will also have whole class feedback about the end of term assessments.
Learning beyond the classroom
Club de Lenguas (where we learn more Spanish but also some French, German, Italian and any languages the students would like to learn some key words in)
Trips and visits
London tour in Spanish
European Spanish visit (to be confirmed - limitations due to Covid-19 restrictions)