What will I learn?
In year 10 and 11, the GCSE specification in Spanish will enable you to:
- develop understanding of the language in a variety of contexts
- develop knowledge of the language and language learning skills
- develop the ability to communicate effectively in the language
- develop awareness and understanding of countries and communities where the language is spoken.
The content that will be studied will cover the following broad contexts:
Personal and Social Life
The Local Community
The World of Work
The Wider World
How will I learn?
You will be learning in a safe and relaxed environment where you will be given the opportunity to express your opinions about various topics. You will also have the chance to be immersed in the Spanish culture and take part in different types of activities to enhance your learning.
How will I be assessed?
You will follow the WJEC Specification through the medium of English.
Assessment for GCSE Spanish is tiered, externally assessed components/units are targeted at the grade ranges of A*-D (Higher Tier) and C-G (Foundation Tier).
Unit 1: Listening (20%): one paper
Unit 2: Speaking (30%): structured conversation and presentation
Unit 3: Reading (20%): one paper
Unit 4: Writing (30%): 2 controlled assessments
What next after the course?
Spanish at AS or A-level: this course will give you a firm basis for future life-long learning.
Future employment opportunities?
Knowing other languages gives you distinct career advantages. Business, Multiple Government Agencies, Travel Industry, Engineering, Communication, Education, Law, Advertising, Entertainment, Scientific Research, Tourism and many more.
Whatever your career goals, knowing a language increases your employability and opens up career opportunities that you would not have had otherwise. Knowing languages gives you an advantage over monolingual applicants for the same jobs.