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Revision resources

Course:GCSE AQA Spanish 8698

Examination criteria:


Paper 1: Listening (25%)

  • Section A - questions in English, to be answered in English.
  • Section B - questions in Spanish, to be answered in Spanish.

Paper 2: Speaking (25%)

Students to communicate effectively for a variety of purposes by completing the following tasks:

  • Role-play - responding appropriately to a situation.
  • Photo card - describing and narrating.
  • Conversation - communicating and interacting spontaneously.


Paper 3: Reading (25%)

  • Section A - questions in English, to be answered in English.
  • Section B - questions in Spanish, to be answered in Spanish.
  • Section C - translation from Spanish into English (approximately 35 words at Foundation Tier and 50 words at Higher Tier).


Paper 4: Writing (25%)


Foundation Tier:

  • Question 1 - list task (student produces six nouns)
  • Question 2 - message (student produces nine sentences in response to nine short tasks)
  • Question 3 - translation from English into Spanish.
  • Question 4 - structured writing task (student responds to 5 compulsory bullet points, producing approximately 90 words in total) - there is a choice from two questions.


Higher Tier:

  • Question 1 - structured writing task (student responds to 5 compulsory bullet points, producing approximately 90 words in total) - there is a choice from two questions
  • Question 2 - open-ended writing task (student responds to four compulsory bullet points, producing approximately 150 words in total) - there is a choice from two questions
  • Question 3 - translation from English into Spanish.

Course Descriptions

The Spanish GCSE will enableour students to develop their language skills to their full potential,equipping them with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts withconfidence. We're passionate about thebenefits that learning a language can bring. We strongly believe inlanguages as a skill for life and something students should find rewarding.


Statement

In the MFL Department, student outcomes are at the heart of everything we do. Our vision is that:

  • All students develop a passion for learning a language and can use language creatively and spontaneously.
  • Teachers provide imaginative lessons so that students can communicate enthusiastically.
  • All students are provided with opportunities for reading authentic resources and texts in the target language, including those they might wish to read for pleasure.
  • All students have a strong awareness of the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.


Careers

Many employers are looking for employees who can demonstrate:

  • fantastic social skills
  • the ability to work in a team
  • outstanding communication skills
  • problem-solving skills
  • confidence
  • experience
  • open mindedness
  • flexibility

Learning languages develops all of these skills. Speaking another language makes you stand out from the crowd!

For more information contact Mr T Allison (Director of MFL)