Spanish GCSE

Member of Staff Responsible: Mrs D. Turban
Examinations: GCSE Board – AQA

Assessment is broken down into the 4 skill areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Speaking (25%): end of course examination
Writing (25%): end of course examination
Listening (25%): end of course examination
Reading (25%): end of course examination

Spanish GCSE

Specification 


Students can be assessed at either Foundation or Higher level. Students will study a range of topics based on three themes: 


Theme 1: Identity and culture 

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest 

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment 


Overview 


The course aims to: 


• develop pupil ability to communicate confidently and coherently with native speakers in speech and writing, conveying what they want to say with increasing accuracy 


• express and develop pupil thoughts and ideas spontaneously and fluently 


• allow pupils to listen to and understand clearly articulated, standard speech at near normal speed 


• deepen their knowledge about how language works and enrich their vocabulary to increase their independent use and understanding of extended language in a range of contexts 


• develop awareness and understanding of the culture and identity of the countries and communities where Spanish is spoken 


Homework


Homework will be set once per week and will consist of a range of activities: 


• ICT based learning. 

• Vocabulary learning. 

• Workbook exercises – reading comprehension, written work. • Preparing Speaking material for examination. 

• Preparing written material for examination.

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