GCSE Spanish


Studying Spanish gives you more than just language skills. It’s an excellent way to gain insight into another culture and see the world through different eyes. You will develop your ability to communicate with Spanish native speakers in both speech and writing.

Course overview

You will study across a variety of contexts relevant to your age and interests and you will also develop a greater awareness of the culture of Spanish-speaking communities and countries. You will expand your cultural knowledge whilst developing your language skills.

Unit Guide

You will study the following units for GCSE Spanish:

  • Identity and Culture
  • Local Area, Holiday and Travel
  • School
  • Future Aspirations, Study and Work
  • International and Global Issues

Assessment

  • Paper 1: Listening and understanding in Spanish. You will be assessed on your understanding of standard spoken Spanish in a variety of scenarios.
  • Paper 2: Speaking in Spanish. You will be assessed on your ability to communicate and interact effectively through speaking in Spanish for different purposes.
  • Paper 3: Reading and understanding in Spanish. You will be assessed on your understanding of written Spanish across a range of different types of texts.
  • Paper 4: Writing in Spanish. You will be assessed on your ability to communicate effectively through writing in Spanish for a variety of different purposes.

Special Features

You will undertake project based tasks and activities to develop your understanding of the culture of Spanish communities. You will work independently and collaboratively to demonstrate your understanding; you will create drama sketches, telephone conversations, film reviews, diaries and many other pieces of work, all in Spanish.

Progression

Opting for GCSE Spanish will provide you with an excellent progression route to more advanced qualifications such as A Level; you can then study Spanish at degree level or you could combine your chosen language(s) with another subject of study.

Exam Board

Edexcel