Exam Board: AQA Course Leader: Mr Chris Fuller
Successful learner profile:
- Enjoys finding out about and discussing other cultures.
- Capable of explaining opinions to other people and discussing points of view.
- Good at working out patterns and taking risks
Why study Spanish?:
- In order to open up greater opportunities for yourself to travel during a year out, to work abroad or for international companies.
- It will add an international dimension to your GCSE subjects, which is something many future employers and Higher Education providers look at favourably.
- A Language is an integral part of achieving the English Baccalaureate.
How will you be assessed?
- 4 end of course exams (you must take the same level for each element)
- Listening (25% of total) - Foundation = 35 minutes, Higher = 45 minutes
- Speaking (25% of total) - Foundation = 7 - 9 minutes, Higher = 10 - 12 minutes
- Role-play (15 marks), photo-card description (15 marks), general conversation (30 marks)
- Reading (25% of total) - Foundation = 45 minutes, Higher = 60 minutes
- Writing (25% of total) - Foundation = 1 hour, Higher = 1 hour 15 minutes)
What will you study?
- How to use Spanish for practical communication in a variety of everyday situations.
- Spanish grammar, including how to form and use different tenses.
- Various aspects of the Hispanic culture across the world.
- Identity and culture (including relationships, technology in everyday life, free time and traditions)
- Social and global issues across the Hispanic world (including attitudes to health and the environment)
- Schooling and work opportunities at home and abroad.
What can you use it for?:
- Be able to study AS and A2 Spanish.
- Add an extra dimension to your personal skills profile which will impress anyone who reads your CV- some universities now require a language GCSE in order to study any of their degree courses.
- Work or travel across the Hispanic world