|Year 10 and Year 11 (Mixed Ability)|
|Text Book: AQA GCSE Higher/Foundation|
What is GCSE Spanish all about?
The contexts studied in this course are:-
- Lifestyle (including Health, Relationships and Choices)
- Leisure (including Free Time, the Media, Holidays)
- Home and Environment (including Home / Local Area, the Environment)
- Work and Education (including School / College and Future Plans, Current and Future Jobs)
What about exams?
There are only two tests in Listening and in Reading, which each account for 20% of your final grade. For Speaking (worth 30%) you will complete two controlled assessments with your Spanish Teacher. For Writing (also worth 30%) you will complete two controlled assessments in class.
What are the entry levels?
There are two tiers or levels for Listening and Reading only – Foundation and Higher, although a mixture of the two is possible. Mixed entries allow you to concentrate on your strongest skills. Speaking and Writing are untiered.
What other skills might I develop?
Learning a language helps to develop self-confidence and broadens your knowledge of daily life, culture and issues in other countries. It also enables a better understanding of the English language, and prepares you for learning other languages – including computer languages!
What could I do next with GCSE Spanish?
GCSE Spanish is highly valued by many employers and in Higher Education where it is necessary to have obtained at least a grade C for entry to many courses. A growing number of students are studying Spanish at AS level in the Sixth Form and knowledge of a foreign language is a huge asset in the job market. A GCSE in a modern language also combines well with vocational subjects, such as Travel and Tourism and Business Studies.