Spanish at Stratford Girls’ Grammar School is geared towards language acquisition through an entirely communicative approach, aimed at building skills, confidence and exam technique. With an average score of 80%, we excel in developing essay writing skills and are proud that our students regularly outperform other Spanish learners throughout the UK.
Sixth Form Curriculum
SGGS ensure A-level students develop a knowledge of vocabulary and structures, acquire transferable language learning skills and gain awareness and understanding of different countries and communities. Useful insight into other cultures is reflected throughout Sixth Form learning, including various aspects of contemporary society.
Students will benefit from excellent teaching in addition to a weekly conversation lesson with a language assistant from the beginning of October until May. The Spanish Department has a wide range of resources to support independent learning, and our A-level students can take advantage of a range of reading and listening resources to maximise their learning.
Students are aimed to develop their critical-thinking skills and reflect on issues that affect Hispanic society and culture. In addition to studying a film and a text as part of their course, students choose a topic of their interest to conduct an independent research project. Furthermore, our students are offered the opportunity to spend a week on a residential trip to Spain, where topics covered in the syllabus are brought to life in a real and inspirational setting.
Studying a Modern Foreign Language at A-level enhances employment prospects, facilitates foreign travel and promotes the enjoyment and motivation of improving linguistic skill. Highly prized by higher education institutions and sought after by employers, the British Council includes Spanish as one of the most important languages for the UK post-Brexit.
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