Windsor High School and Sixth Form, Richmond Street, Halesowen, B63 4BB
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
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GCSE Spanish

Curriculum Intent

At Windsor High School and Sixth Form we are committed to fostering the highest expectations in languages and aim for all our learners to develop appropriate, high levels of linguistic ability, a set of transferable skills and an international growth mindset; deep, intercultural understanding.

Course description

Exam Board: Edexcel

A two year course taught in three lessons per week across Year 10 and Year 11. Students learn to listen to Spanish speakers, read authentic Spanish texts, speak in Spanish in various scenarios and write in Spanish about the following topics:

  • Identity and Culture: family and relationships, daily life, cultural life
  • Local area, holiday and travel: holidays, travel and tourist transactions, town, region and country
  • School: What school is like, school activities
  • Future aspirations, study and work: Using languages beyond the classroom, ambitions, work
  • International and global dimension: Bringing the world together, environmental issues


All by exam at the end of Year 11:

  • 25% Listening
  • 25% Reading
  • 25% Speaking*
  • 25% Writing

*Your speaking exam will be conducted by your class teacher in Year 11

Key Skills

You will develop the following skills:

• Communication
• Problem solving
• Respect and understanding of other cultures
• Resilience
• Independence

Where can it take me?

Think Seat, Mango, Zara, Santander. There are a multitude of career fields that need Spanish speakers, among them are nurses, social workers, teachers, sales people, translators, and many more. People who speak Spanish often have opportunities to work in trade or business fields. Other options include diplomacy, interpretation, and security applications, which all require a sensitivity and proficiency of another language. Speaking Spanish can open many doors in other sectors such as drama, music, art, cuisine, science and sport.

Further information

Please contact: Ms D Allen, Faculty Director of MFL or Mrs E Newton, Curriculum Leader of Spanish

Useful Website

Key Stage 4 Spanish Curriculum Plan

GCSE Spanish - Subject Course Overview