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, Rachel Hawkes 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
We aim to ensure that all our students who are disadvantaged or have any special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) have access to a carefully planned curriculum. Our curriculum aims to provide students with SEND with explicit systematic teaching and rehearsal of knowledge. We also ensure that these students have the time they need to study important subject content in 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
For each curriculum overview, additional documentation is available upon request. This documentation outlines more precisely the exact subject knowledge that your child must know and remember. These documents also include the types of teaching activities that subject staff have chosen to help your son/daughter learn the curriculum here at King’s Leadership Academy Liverpool.
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 end-of-topic/learning cycle assessments.