The National Spelling Bee continues for Year 7s (French, German and Spanish)!
4 stages with 50/100 words to learn at each stage (300 altogether) FOLLOWING LATEST SLA RESEARCH - a fun, motivating way of getting your Year 7s to learn all that vocab they need to know.
The Spelling Bee words have been reviewed each year since the competition began. In line with changes to the GCSE examinations (to be examined for the first time in 2026) we have updated the list to reflect vocabulary choices made by all three awarding organisations. All words on the Spelling Bee word lists also appear on all three GCSE wordlists*.
To register (and for payment details - unfortunately now that government funding has ended, we're having to charge schools) email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
For a promotional video of the Spelling Bee made a few years ago click here
To see a national finalist from a previous year in action click on the ppt link below: