Language

Langdon Academy

Langdon Academy: An all through education for ages 3-16

Executive Principal
Dr Dayo Olukoshi OBE
Principal
Mr Jamie Brooks

Spanish

Examination Board: AQA

What is the aim of the course?

To enable students to develop:

  • an understanding of Spanish in a variety of contexts
  • a knowledge of Spanish vocabulary and structures
  • transferable language learning skills and make connections between English and Spanish
  • awareness and understanding of countries and communities where Spanish is spoken
  • to have an awareness of Europe and Global issues 

What will you study in this subject and how will it be assessed?

The 3 GCSE themes are: Identity and Culture, Local and Global issues and Current and Future Study.

Paper 1: Listening in Spanish

 This unit draws on vocabulary and structures from across the three specified themes. Students will be tested on their ability to understand spoken Spanish. Testing is through a variety of tasks which require a response, written or non-verbal, to demonstrate understanding. It is assessed by a 35 or 45-minute examination and accounts for 25% of the grade.

Unit 2: Speaking in Spanish

This unit is facilitated internally but assessed externally by the exam board. Students are expected to communicate and interact effectively in speech for a variety of purposes across a range of specified contexts. They should be able to use accurate pronunciation and intonation to be understood by a native speaker. This unit accounts for 25% of the grade

Unit 3: Reading in Spanish

Students will be tested on their ability to understand written Spanish. Testing is through a variety of tasks which require a response, written or non-verbal, to demonstrate understanding. It is assessed by a 45 or 60 minute examination Translation from Spanish to English is also a requirement. This paper accounts for 25% of the grade.

Unit 4: Writing in Spanish

Students are expected to communicate effectively for a variety of purposes. They should be able to write short texts and manipulate the language to write longer texts reflecting creativity and complexity. Translation from English to Spanish is also a requirement.

It accounts for 25% of the GCSE grade

What qualification will I get?

GCSE Spanish