Why study Spanish?
Acquiring another language has been proven to help improve confidence, analytical, memory and cognitive skills and the MFL team are supportive in helping pupils to gain additional qualifications in other languages.
A career in languages is vital preparation for an increasing list of careers that extends beyond the options of the typical associations with translating, interpreting and teaching. . The importance of foreign languages is evident in areas such as importing, exporting, and the stock market. Other professions where languages are an advantage are a flight attendant, the police, nursing, a scientific researcher, a photographer and in hotel management. A language is also increasingly valuable in the successful progression to university in a wide range of disciplines.
How would I learn?
Students will learn to express themselves in the target language across the following key skills: Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking and Translation. Questions across all of the language skills are set in common contexts, addressing a range of relevant contemporary and cultural themes.
Students will be using authentic materials, such as film, audio and literary texts to build vocabulary and will be expected to speak and respond spontaneously to questions across a range of topics.
Spanish Curriculum Map
Key Subject Facts
- Exam 100% 100%
- Non-Exam Assessment 0% 0%
- GCSE Spanish is assessed through four exams, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
- The GCSE is 100% exam based with no coursework and each skill is worth 25% of the final grade.
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Recommended Revision Guides:
New GCSE Spanish AQA Complete Revision & Practice
New GCSE Spanish AQA Complete Revision & Practice (with CD & Online Edition) – Grade 9-1 Course (CGP GCSE Spanish 9-1 Revision)