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Curriculum Rationale: Spanish

Our Spanish curriculum aims to ensure that all students gain the necessary academic skills and intellectual habits to understand that foreign languages are part of the rich cultural heritage of our society and the world we live in and that the ability to communicate in another language is a lifelong skill for employment and leisure as they enter the adult world.

The Spanish curriculum aims to help students recognise that languages provide a way of removing cultural barriers, allowing them to view their world from a different viewpoint and provide them with the ability to embrace the fact that the world is a rich and diverse place filled with different customs, perspectives, history, arts, literature and ways of communicating.

The Spanish curriculum at King’s Leadership Academy Liverpool is research-informed It is informed by the recent Ofsted languages research document as well as the ideas put forward by Gianfranco Conti, Steve Smith and others. We have organised the various Spanish topics and associated grammatical concepts in appropriately sequenced steps. This is so that students can build their knowledge of Spanish systematically over time towards ambitious curriculum endpoints

Curriculum Aim: Spanish

The King’s Leadership Academy Liverpool Spanish curriculum has been developed to ensure that all students:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources in the original language

  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation

  •  can write at varying lengths, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt 

  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied

Curriculum Overview


To check how well our students are learning the curriculum, teachers use a full range of assessment techniques. These include diagnostic questions to reveal your child’s Spanish preconceptions and common misunderstandings, questioning and summative assessment.