GCSE Spanish

Scheme of work (3 years)

The scheme is intended for students for whom the key stage 3 (KS3) course comprises three years.

The starting point is from a limited knowledge and experience of primary Spanish. For those with no prior knowledge, revision of basic vocabulary and structures can be built into early units of work. For those with much more primary Spanish experience, extension activities could be used.

The scheme is based upon a suggested time allocation of three hours per week.

Year 1

Unit 1: Relationships, family and friends

Content Grammar Literacy/language Culture
Meeting Greeting Dates Ages Birthdays Classroom objects and instructions Family members Pets Descriptions (physical and personality) Opinions Numbers (1–100) Asking questions Imperatives Adjectives Regular verbs (-ar, -er, -ir) Key irregular verbs (tener, ser, estar, ir, hacer) Ser/estar with adjectives Subject pronouns Gender Articles Use of a and de + definite article Negatives Possessive adjectives Recognising cognates and near cognates False friends Connectives Intensifiers Adverbs Polite and familiar forms of verbs Facts about Spain

Unit 2: Where I live

Content Grammar Literacy/language Culture
Countries Nationalities House and home including descriptions, rooms etc Daily routine Household chores Irregular adjectives (including nationalities) More irregular verbs in the present tense Likes and dislikes followed by an infinitive Dictionary skills Sound patterns (eg alphabet), some pronunciation rules Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America

Unit 3: Education

Content Grammar Literacy/language Culture
Description of school including facilities School subjects and opinions Teachers School routine (times) Uniform School rules Giving reasons (including connectives, porque, ya que, puesto que) Adverbs of frequency Reflexive verbs Telling the time   Learning vocabulary Language learning strategies Differences in education systems between Spain, UK and other Spanish-speaking countries  

Unit 4: Future plans

Content Grammar Literacy/language Culture
Future education plans (Key Stage 4 and beyond) Future life plans Where to live Family plans Future job intentions Radical-changing verbs Use of me gustaría/quisiera + infinitive Immediate future tense (ir a + infinitive) Memorisation techniques Differences in jobs in different countries Working times  

Year 2

Unit 5: Holidays

Content Grammar Literacy/language Culture
Countries and languages Weather Past holiday destinations Holiday experiences Regions and sightseeing Future holiday plans Accommodation Immediate future revision Future tense of regular verbs and key irregular verbs Preterite tense of regular verbs (-ar, -er, -ir) and irregular verbs ir and hacer   Asking questions Reading longer texts   Spanish holiday destinations Spanish conventions including eating times

Unit 6: Travel

Content Grammar Literacy/language Culture
Means of transport Places in a town and directions Travel arrangements and preferences   Extended justifications and reasons for opinions Numbers 100–1000 Ordinal numbers primero, segundo, tercero, cuarto Imperatives Modal verbs with infinitive (deber, poder, tener que) Advanced dictionary skills Pronunciation (erre, jota) Spanish accentuation rules Greeting people in Spain Popular holiday destinations in South America

Unit 7: Sports

Content Grammar Literacy/language Culture
Sports and games with opinions Past and future sporting events Famous Spanish sports people   Jugar/hacer/practicar and sports Prepositions Adverbs of place Revision of preterite Imperfect tense   Language learning strategies including identifying gender of words Famous Spanish and South American sportsmen and women Vuelta a España El Clásico

Unit 8: Hobbies

Content Grammar Literacy/language Culture
TV programmes Films and opinions Leisure time with friends Past and future hobbies Invitations Excuses Tocar + musical instruments Revision of preterite tense Revision of imperfect tense Conditional tense Personal a More complex sentence construction including the use of adjectives, adverbs, connectives and intensifiers to increase complexity Famous Spanish and Latin American musicians/singers  

Year 3

Unit 9: Health

Content Grammar Literacy/language Culture
Parts of the body Illnesses and injuries Visiting a doctor/pharmacy Seeking and understanding medical help Revision of adjectives Perfect tense of regular verbs and some irregulars (romper, ver, poner, decir) Listening skills – detail and gist Extended conversations Emergency procedures Differences in visiting a doctor in Spain

Unit 10: Fitness/healthy lifestyle

Content Grammar Literacy/language Culture
Healthy lifestyles Avoiding obesity        Active living Diet Hay que/se debe/se debería + infinitive Revision of the future tense Si clauses: present and future tenses Extended conversations Comprehension of longer texts with different tenses   Fiestas in Spain and South America, for example: San Fermín, la Tomatina, Las Fallas, La Feria de Sevilla, Semana Santa, Día de los Muertos

Unit 11: Food and drink

Content Grammar Literacy/language Culture
Items of food and drink Different courses when eating out Meals and mealtimes Food preferences and opinions Shopping for food and drink Amounts, weights, prices Eating out Former and future eating habits Revision of negatives Revision of the imperfect tense Revision of the conditional tense   Drafting and redrafting written work Spanish eating habits  

Unit 12: Revision

Content Grammar Literacy/language Culture
Revision of all topics covered in units 1–11 Revision of all grammar but concentrating on verb tenses, connectives, adjectives, adverbs and opinions with justifications to prepare for study at GCSE (Key Stage 4) Reading Listening Speaking Writing Spain and Spanish-speaking countries – differences in cultural outlooks