This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course. GCSE Spanish has a Foundation Tier (grades 1–5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4–9).
Students study all of the following themes on which the assessments are based:
Theme 1 - Identity and Culture
You will learn how to communicate information about family and friends, free time activities, discuss your uses of modern day technology as well as studying some of the most vibrant and colourful Hispanic festivals such as La Tomatina (Buñol’s famous tomato fight), San Fermín (the running of the bulls) and even Día de los Muertos (Mexico’s Day of the Dead).
Theme 2 - Local, National, International and Global Areas of Interest
With 28 countries speaking Spanish as a first language, during this module you will learn how to interact with the locals, reserving accommodation, booking tickets and solving problems. Discussing your home region and how to improve the environment are also taught.
Theme 3 - Current and future study and employment
Building on language and skills learnt at KS3, we will explore the topic of school and work in more depth. Students will be able communicate their post 16 plans.
As a student of Spanish, we expect that you will commit to work hard both in class and at home. To help you we have subscribed to 'This is Language' and you will receive your own private account with access to Nutty Tilez which helps build vocabulary with international competitions. You will also have access to videos of native Spanish speakers discussing their lives linked to the GCSE topics.