KS3 | Spanish

Key Stage 3 Co-Ordinator: Miriam Page

Key Stage Three Overview

KS3 French

Course aims

Language lessons at Edmonton County School are highly interactive and students will be given the opportunity to develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. We build an awareness of grammar and encourage students to manipulate language and express themselves with increasing confidence.

We always aim to inspire a love of languages and appreciation for different cultures. Through our lessons, we broaden students’ horizons, educate them to be globally aware and encourage them to become culturally sensitive.


From September 2016, Key Stage 3 teaching will continue to reflect the new GCSE examinations in the following ways:

  • Understanding written instructions in activities in French/Spanish
  • The ability to ‘translate’ small passages of English into French/Spanish and vice versa
  • A fuller and deeper understanding of grammar including how to recognise verbs, nouns, adjectives, and connectives in French/Spanish
  • More use of ‘authentic’ materials from France/Spain including popular music and literature as well as newspaper articles
  • More independence in writing & speaking in French/Spanish without reference materials and the skills required to ‘recall’ important language to use in both of these examination areas
  • Techniques to depend less on dictionaries and to have a better Vocabulary recall through improved and regular vocabulary testing
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§  Greetings and introductions

§  Numbers and age

§  Alphabet

§  Days

§  Months

§  Family members and pets

§  Descriptions


§  Where I live- building and rooms

§  My area- places in town

§  Directions

§  Descriptions and opinion

§  Routine and time


§  Sports and hobbies

§  Frequency expressions

§  Telling the time

§  Opinions

§  Future plans



§  Jobs and opinions of them

§  Places of work and routine

§  A day in the life of…

§  Future career plans


§  Clothing and descriptions

§  Traditional/cultural clothing

§  Planning outfits for different occasions

§  Weather and clothes

§  Fashion in French speaking countries


§  Food , drink and opinions

§  Shopping for food

§  Eating out and ordering food

§  Preparing for a party (future tense)

Assessment – How is work assessed?

  • Homework and class work is marked using steps and comments
  • Pupils are given a current step and a target level for the end of KS3
  • Regular assessment covering the four skills

Homework – Frequency and type of work

Year 7 and Year 8are expected to spend 20 -30 minutes per week on either a short piece of writing or vocabulary learning. If no specific task is set pupils are expected to spend time revising new language learnt during the week.

How can you support your child?

  • Support them with homework activities when appropriate and if possible
  • Encourage them to use the website listed on the year handbooks

Equipment Required

Pen, pencil, ruler, green pen and board marker