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18/09/20

Please join us for our Virtual Open Event on Thursday 8 October and see what makes such a special place to work and learn. Register your interest here: https://t.co/nMcf3Bg0Em and we’ll let you know as soon as our Virtual Open Event goes live. https://t.co/MqbVXTl9kr

18/09/20

If you would like to join us in supporting the campaign by supplying much needed hygiene items to refugees in need, staff will be at the school gates every morning next week to accept your donations https://t.co/gLfDwX109I

18/09/20

Parents/carers - our weekly news bulletin has just been sent via ParentMail and can also be viewed on our website https://t.co/RCb3EXoOgs. We wish the entire de Stafford community a fantastic weekend! https://t.co/MF1HBCODQx

17/09/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

It's National Teaching Assistant Day! A day to celebrate the wonderful, dedicated teaching assistants we have across the Trust - thank you for everything you do for our children. Want to join them? Click below for more details! https://t.co/lETfMzMUaH

14/09/20

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

How wonderful to be back with our students. Transition groups, Drawing and Talking and social skills all taking place as if we'd never been away.

14/09/20

📢Parents/Carers - please find a link to our weekly news bulletin https://t.co/Hr2yFaJoJy. We will be sending these out every Friday afternoon via and they can also be found on our website here: https://t.co/RCb3EXoOgs https://t.co/O600hYs6Fz

10/09/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

First theory lesson for Y9 Sports Studies! Students have been tasked with designing a brand new sport, focusing on rules and regulations ⚽️ 🎾 https://t.co/eWV7noiakj

09/09/20

Retweeted From East Surrey College

🎊 We're still OPEN for enrolments! Undecided on your options? We'd love to have you on a Full-time course! We're welcoming walk-in enrolments, so bring your quals and docs, and get your next steps sorted! ✅ Browse our Full-time courses for inspiration at https://t.co/Z62cY3JDzA https://t.co/q3KIFqu14T

08/09/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

We are aware of the delays with Hewitts in delivering PE kit! If you are affected, please don’t panic! Just bring in other appropriate kit (plain black top, black shorts / trackies) until it arrives 🤸🏽‍♂️⛹🏽‍♂️🏓🎾⚽️🏀🏐🏉🥏🥎🥍🏑🥊🤾🏾‍♀️🧘🏼‍♀️🤽🏾‍♂️

07/09/20

We are aware that there is an issue with the Scopay website and some parents/carers have been unable to add funds to their son/daughter's account. Please be assured that ALL students will still be able to purchase food and drink whilst we wait for the issue to be resolved.

04/09/20

We are very excited to welcome all year groups back to school on Monday (on their week 1 timetable). A reminder of the timings: Years 7 - 9: 8:30am to 3:15pm Years 10 and 11: 8:50am (straight to period 1) to 3:35pm (SAM time at end of day). https://t.co/aJo3XhCV2r

03/09/20

We are really looking forward to welcoming back our Year 8-11 students tomorrow. Please check our website for a reminder of the assembly/arrival timings for each year group. https://t.co/aJo3XhCV2r

03/09/20

Our Year 7 cohort have made a fantastic start today🌟 They've been enjoying some taster lessons and tours of the school, as well as getting to know their SAM (Social Academic Mentor) groups. It's wonderful to have students back in our classrooms again. https://t.co/QgnHtBW2au

02/09/20

We are very excited to welcome our Year 7 students to tomorrow for their induction. We'll be ready and waiting to welcome them at the gates at 8:30am! https://t.co/PkGUxqVWqG

01/09/20

Parents & Carers - we have just sent you (via ) an updated version of the 'Parental Guide for September Return' which includes the school’s guidance on face coverings. This can also be found on our website here: https://t.co/aJo3XhCV2r

20/08/20

We are extremely proud of all of our Year 11 students and wish them well as they move onto the next phase of their education with our full support and best wishes. Follow the link to our website to hear from Headteacher, Mr Garner on . https://t.co/9Byyxg8hkC https://t.co/oAETZuVXN1

20/08/20

We look forward to seeing our Year 11 students today and wish you all the very best as you collect your GCSE results. The community is proud of each and every one of you.

19/08/20

Message for our Year 11 students (and parents/carers) Please find a link to a letter from Mr Place regarding your GCSE Results https://t.co/kafmOml4Fl. We look forward to seeing you in school tomorrow within your designated time slot.

20/07/20

We're extremely proud of all 51 students who participated in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme this year, completing 247 hours of voluntary service to the local community!👏Further info on the scheme can be found on our website here: https://t.co/TFIEAwJ7HA https://t.co/XnTIG43SpC

18/07/20

Refunds are still being processed and should reach you within a week. We apologise for any delay and thank you for your patience.

Head of Department: Alina Fantana
email: alina.fantana@destafford.org.uk

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3, all students study Spanish for two lessons a week. Years 7, 8 and 9 also complete six modules in the three academics terms during the year (One module per half term)

Year 7

During the first term of Year students will learn the first two modules that contain introductions, and meetings. They will be able to understand and talk about their personal information regarding their age, birthday and describe what they have and/o need in their school bags. Progressively they will use more verbs in the first, second and third persons in present tense. They will end the first term knowing how to express their likes and dislikes and justify their opinions when they talk about their school lives and homes in the second and third terms. The immediate future tense will be introduced by the end of the year.

Year 8

In Year 8, students will start with the use of the future tense before moving to a new verb tense (past tense). The focus is to make students to differentiate events using the correct time expressions for present, past and future tenses and by the end of year students will use two of the three tenses comfortably. Topics involved clothing, Food and daily routine. Adverbs of frequency are will be used as well to narrate events following a logical sequence.

Year 9

Year 9’s will revise the topics learned in previous years in a more complex context which involves new vocabulary, longer texts to read, write, listen and speak. The new topics added are the environment and health. Students build up their language skills using the present, past and future events. They also manipulate more accurately the agreement between gender and numbers regarding and nouns and adjectives that the language requires.

Key Stage 4 Spanish

During the GCSE Spanish course students will learn to speak, listen, read, write and communicate effectively in Spanish, as well as develop awareness and understanding of countries and communities where Spanish is spoken.Students will take two speaking and two writing tests on top of the listening and reading exams based on the following topics:

Year 10

  • Holidays
  • School
  • Family
  • Hobbies

Year 11

  • Work Experience
  • Town
  • Health
  • Environment

Course Content

1 Controlled Assessment

  • Speaking (30%) 4-6 minutes conversation (2 assessments)
  • Writing (30%) minimum 200 words from memory (2 assessments)

2 Summer Exam in Year 11

  • Listening (20%) 30 or 40 minutes (Foundation /Higher)
  • Reading (20%) 35 or 50 minutes (Foundation /Higher)

Grow, Learn, Believe and Achieve

Further Education and Careers

Studying GCSE Spanish enables you to study A-level Spanish helping students to develop confidence, effective communication skills in Spanish and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where Spanish is spoken. It develops an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context.

Students are required to develop their ability to write and speak in Spanish with accurate grammar and syntax for a range of purposes and to understand written or spoken Spanish in a variety of contexts and genres.

This course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE Spanish and wish to study Spanish at a higher level.