GCSE Spanish (AQA)
Modern Foreign Languages are increasingly important for today’s young people. As an integral part of the English Baccalaureate, a GCSE in Spanish will equip you with a skill that can be utilised in countless careers. Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the world with over 400 million speakers worldwide. Students with an additional language have a huge range of opportunities open to them and will be well placed in competing for the best university courses.
The aim of our Spanish department is to develop competence in oral and written communication, so that you become confident in dealing with a range of authentic listening and reading material and gain a sound working knowledge of basic grammatical structures. You will also learn a huge amount about English through your study of Spanish, as well as gaining an insight into the cultures Spanish-speaking countries.
Learning a language happens most effectively where regular exposure takes place and our staff use Spanish for much of the teaching.
Unit 1: Listening (aural exam – 20%)
You will learn to understand spoken Spanish in a variety of real life settings.
Unit 2: Reading (written exam – 20%)
You will learn to read Spanish through studying a range of texts such as books, newspaper reports, brochures, magazines, emails and websites.
Unit 3: Speaking (controlled assessment – 30%)
You will learn to speak Spanish fluently and accurately for a variety of purposes across a range of settings. You will sit two assessments, both in the form of a dialogue – an interview and a conversation with the examiner.
Unit 4: Writing (controlled assessment – 30%)
You will learn to write Spanish accurately and to communicate effectively, including developing the ability to produce more extended pieces of writing.