On Thursday 12th November we had two Year 11 students sit a GCSE Spanish exam, a first for Thomas Adams School!
Connor Burns and Millie Clubbe, were originally scheduled to take their exam in May, when they were both in Year 10. Sadly, the exam was postponed due to Coronavirus.
Connor has always had a passion for wanting to learn and speak Spanish and decided to take it up at the end of Year 7. Connor has been having regular lessons outside of his school commitments.
Millie was born in Spain and lived there until she was 10 years old. Millie has also more recently had some lessons to help her in readiness for taking the exam.
Students need to be able to read and write in Spanish in addition to being able to speak it. More recently, the A Level syllabus includes students having to watch films and read books from a set list. They also need to answer questions and essays on them, as well as picking a particular topic to study which is a big part of the speaking exam.
The day after taking her exam, Millie was a guest on the Virgin Radio breakfast show. Hosted by DJ Chris Evans, Millie was chatting about taking her first exam on his “first time doing something” slot.
In addition to the school curriculum, we are able to accommodate students wanting to take additional GCSE’s and A Levels. In the past, these have included German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese and are mostly boarders from Adams Boarding House or students who are already bi-lingual.
Connor and Millie will be receiving their results in February 2021 – good luck!
For further information about exams, please contact Rebecca Kinnon, our Exams Officer on 01939 237000.
Connor Burns, Year 11
Millie Clubbe, Year 11