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KS4 Spanish

Welcome to GCSE Spainish Vimeo
What do you study?

After Chinese and English, Spanish is the most widely spoken language in the world.  By learning Spanish you are getting a passport to Spain, South and Central America and parts of the Caribbean.  Spain is a major holiday destination and is the land of Real Madrid, bullfighting, tortillas, Picasso, Barcelona, sherry, flamenco music and the guitar.

Subject Content

Students study three broad themes of: 

Theme 1: Identity and Culture

Theme 2: Local, National, International and Global Areas of Interest

Theme 3: Current and Future Study and Employment

Why study GCSE Spanish?

The ability to speak and understand a foreign language is becoming more and more valuable for people who want to hold down key jobs in industry and business.  It also makes holidays and trips abroad more enjoyable.  Learning a foreign language also helps people to have a better understanding of their own language.

How is the course assessed? 

There are four elements in this GCSE. Four Examinations – Foundation Tier (Grades 1–5), Higher Tier (Grades 4–9).

Students must take all four question papers at the same tier.  All question papers must be taken in the same series.

Paper 1: Listening - 25% 

Section A in English, Section B in Spanish

Paper 2: Speaking - 25% 

Role Play, Photo Card, Conversation

Paper 3: Reading - 25% 

Section A in English, Section B in Spanish, Section C Translate

Paper 4: Writing - 25% 

Includes an open-ended writing task.