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“A Level Spanish has not only deepened my knowledge of the language, but it’s also deepened my knowledge of the culture, society and history in the Spanish speaking world.

“The A Level course is much more interesting that the GCSE course. We use our language skills to talk about real life issues in the Hispanic world, rather than talking about things like my school uniform!”     TGGS Student

Curricular Intent:
In the MFL department at TGGS, our intention is to combine the best of communicative and grammar-based language teaching to create an ambitious and enjoyable curriculum which instils a life-long love for French, German and Spanish literature, art and culture alongside an ability to communicate meaningfully in the target language. We believe that language learning is an intrinsic human ability which develops a range of transferable skills and that all learners have the potential to achieve fluency with the right teaching and motivation.   

In years 12 and 13, we work towards the Edexcel A Level, however in keeping with our curriculum intent, we have created a curriculum which ensures academic success in this qualification whilst fostering a love of the culture and meaningful fluency.  

In the sixth form, our key aims are as follows:  

  • To prepare students for the requirements of the A level exam 

  • To achieve fluency in speaking and writing  

  • To support students to read widely in Spanish 

  • To prepare students for undergraduate studies 

  • To embed the students’ love for Spanish speaking culture 

By the time students reach A level Spanish, they have covered almost all of the grammar they will need for the course during Key Stages Three and Four, meaning that we can be very ambitious in the level of language we work on. Throughout Key Stages Three and Four, we touch on many of the areas on the A Level specification, allowing us to explore these topics in a really in depth and analytical way at A level.