Lower School (Key Stage 3)

Lower Primary School Spanish Online


Cambridge Lower School offers an enriching and comprehensive Spanish online secondary school programme designed to immerse students in the richness of Hispanic cultures. Our online Spanish lessons for secondary school students aim to liberate learners from insularity, providing a gateway to broader cultural perspectives. Tailored to meet the Key Stage 3 curriculum, our online Spanish classes for secondary school students facilitate effective communication in both spoken and written Spanish.


In our Key Stage 3 Spanish school online, assessments are a continuous process, incorporating LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marked coursework, assignments, and summative tests. This thorough approach is aimed at fostering a well-rounded education in secondary school Spanish online, ensuring that students master both the language and cultural nuances.


To enhance learning in our online Spanish lessons for Key Stage 3 students, homework is assigned at the end of each week. Assignments usually include researching key Hispanic cultural concepts, quizzes for recapitulation, and engaging in subject-related fun activities, in addition to coursework completion.


Parents enjoy 24/7 access to their children’s academic progress, including coursework, grades, and teacher feedback, through our online portal. This ensures transparent communication and enables parents to be actively involved in their children’s educational journey. Furthermore, consultations with teachers can be scheduled at mutually convenient times to discuss any academic concerns or to celebrate progress.

With Cambridge Lower School’s Spanish programme, students will not only become proficient in the language but will also develop a deep appreciation for the rich tapestry of cultures it represents.

Spanish is the study of Spanish culture through the spoken and written word. Lower school Spanish is informed by the English National Curriculum Key Stage 3 Programmes of study. This ensures pupils have the expected knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to Upper school at any English school.

1. Grammar and vocabulary

  • identify and use tenses or other structures which convey the present, past, and future as appropriate to the language being studied
  • use and manipulate a variety of key grammatical structures and patterns, including voices and moods, as appropriate
  • develop and use a wide-ranging and deepening vocabulary that goes beyond their immediate needs and interests, allowing them to give and justify opinions and take part in discussion about wider issues
  • use accurate grammar, spelling and punctuation.

2. Linguistic competence

  • listen to a variety of forms of spoken language to obtain information and respond appropriately
  • transcribe words and short sentences that they hear with increasing accuracy
  • initiate and develop conversations, coping with unfamiliar language and unexpected responses, making use of important social conventions such as formal modes of address
  • express and develop ideas clearly and with increasing accuracy, both orally and in writing
  • speak coherently and confidently, with increasingly accurate pronunciation and intonation
  • read and show comprehension of original and adapted materials from a range of different sources, understanding the purpose, important ideas and details, and provide an accurate English translation of short, suitable material
  • read literary texts in the language [such as stories, songs, poems and letters], to stimulate ideas, develop creative expression and expand understanding of the language and culture

Reading list/set texts to be decided.

What are the main objectives of the Online Secondary School Spanish course?

The Online Secondary School Spanish course aims to expand students’ horizons by introducing them to another culture. It enhances pupils’ curiosity and enriches their understanding of the world. Students in the lower school are trained to articulate their thoughts and ideas in Spanish, both in speaking and writing.

What assessment methods are used in the Online Secondary School Spanish class?

Assessments in the Online Secondary School Spanish class are ongoing and comprise multiple elements. Teachers evaluate students during live-taught lessons, mark coursework and assignments, and administer summative tests to gauge pupils’ comprehension and skills.

What kind of homework can students expect in the Online Secondary School Spanish course?

Homework is distributed weekly, typically encompassing research tasks focused on key Spanish language concepts, quizzes for content review, subject-specific entertaining activities, and the completion of coursework.

How can parents stay updated on their child’s progress in the Online Secondary School Spanish class?

Parents can continually monitor their child’s academic performance through 24/7 access to an online platform, which contains coursework, grades, and feedback from teachers. Furthermore, parents can arrange consultations with instructors at times that are convenient for both parties.

What key topics are covered in the Online Secondary School Spanish course?

The course covers a broad range of topics, including a focus on grammar and vocabulary, as well as linguistic competence. Students are taught to use tenses, manipulate key grammatical structures, and build an extensive vocabulary. They are also trained to comprehend and respond to various forms of spoken language, develop conversations, and read and translate original and adapted materials.

The Teacher

Senora Dove is a fluent Spanish speaker and a highly experienced teacher of Spanish at Lower school, IGCSE and A Level. Her passion for Spanish and Spain is infectious and her pupils quickly share this. Senora Dove is very friendly and approachable and she has a way of getting even the shyest pupils speaking Spanish.

Ms Dove - Upper School - Languages

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