Department Staff


Welcome to the Spanish Department at St Killian’s College. Here we aim to make language learning, a fun, stimulating and practical experience.

Staff-Miss C Arthurs, Mr M Grogan and Miss N Healy


To develop the pupils’ ability to use Spanish effectively and with confidence for the purpose of practical communication and social contact, in order that they are able to:

understand and appreciate spoken and written language from a variety of sources, to

include authentic materials, and in registers including colloquial, informative and literary;

seek and convey information and express ideas and feelings in various modes such as conversation, transactional situations and personal and analytical writing.

To form a sound base of the skills, language and attitude required for further study, work and leisure:

to develop intellectual and critical facilities by providing stimulation and by encouraging the acquisition and development of learning strategies and study skills:

to encourage pupils to acquire and develop initiative, motivation and enterprise, as well as greater awareness and understanding of themselves and their interests, of other individuals and of society in general;

to make practical applications of linguistic ability reflect the actual uses of the foreign language in the world of work, thereby offering pupils greater access to employment.

To encourage positive attitudes to foreign language learning and to speakers of foreign languages and a sympathetic approach to other cultures and civilisations:

to make the experience of foreign language learning and the introduction to other cultures and civilisations an enjoyable experience for pupils;

to help pupils gain personal contact and insight into the contemporary society of Spanish – speaking countries.

To develop an awareness of the nature of language and language learning and to encourage an imaginative and creative approach to language use.

To promote ICT and Numeracy in line with College policy.

To recognize the role which the development of foreign language skills plays in the personal and social development of pupils and to contribute meaningfully to this:

to promote social interaction within and beyond the classroom

to enable pupils to improve personal and social skills by learning to communicate; by co-operating and contributing in class; by considering the views of others; and by having to adjust to different social conventions.

To provide adequate opportunities for pupils to fulfil their academic potential in external examinations, thereby preparing them for Further and/or Higher Education.

To develop knowledge, understanding and skills related to the statutory cross-curricular (educational) themes.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4 and 5

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