Following demand from Spelling Bee veterans and their teachers for a project offering direct progression from the Year 7 Spelling Bee competition we are delighted to now offer the Translation Bee for students (non-native speakers of the languages they’re entering) in years 8 & 9 (French Spanish and German).

Building on the requirements of the new KS3 curriculum, with its emphasis on translation and grammatical manipulation etc, the aim of the Translation Bee is for students to practise and improve a range of skills vital to preparation for starting a GCSE course: vocabulary, pronunciation, memory, verb conjugation, tenses, sentence formation. Process v The competition consists of three stages over the school year:

  • Autumn term – Individual Class
  • Spring term - Whole School Competition
  • Summer term – Regional/National Competition

Teachers should familiarise themselves with the Teacher’s Pack, which contains the most up-to-date word lists and all the information they need in order to run the Translation Bee in their schools.

The Translation Bee Team,
Jane Driver, Queen Katharine Academy
Rachel Hawkes, Comberton Academy Trust
Sarah Schechter, Routes into Languages East