The Key Stage 3 curriculum provides a clear grammatical progression and a useful range of skills, topics and vocabulary to prepare students to go on to study the new style (Grades 9-1) GCSE curriculum.

To see how we map students’ progression throughout Key Stages 3 and 4, please see our Progression Maps:

TBS Pearson Spanish
TBS Pearson French

Year 7

All students study Spanish

Year 8

Single linguists continue with 4 lessons of Spanish per fortnight

Dual linguists study 2 lessons of French and 2 lessons of Spanish per fortnight

Year 9

4 lessons of Spanish or French per fortnight

GCSE Year 10 and 11 (AQA Exam Board)

7 hours of Spanish or French per fortnight

A-level Year 12 and 13 (AQA Exam Board)

10 lessons of Spanish or French per fortnight

Assessment

Students are formally assessed in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) three times a year. Each student has a Flight Path that maps the trajectory of their expected progress throughout Key Stages 3 and 4, and at each assessment point their progress is measured and then compared to the Flight Path to make sure they are at least on track.