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Spanish

Exam Board: AQA

Course: GCSE Spanish (4698)

Teacher of Spanish:  Miss A. Leost

 

INTRODUCTION

Spanish is an ideal choice for those who enjoy MFL, offering a great opportunity to learn a new language which has over 400 million speakers worldwide!

As this is a ‘fast-track’ course and pupils will be completing the GCSE course within two years, it is expected that those choosing this subject will be able linguists who have achieved well in French at Key Stage 3.

 

YEAR 10 AND 11 ONLY

To understand and provide information and opinions about contexts relating to the student’s own Lifestyle, Leisure, Home and Environment, Work and Education, and that of other people, including people in countries/communities where Spanish is spoken.

 

Lifestyle

  • Health
  • Healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and their consequences
  • Relationships and Choices
  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Future plans regarding: marriage/partnership
  • Social issues and equality

Leisure

  • Free Time and the Media
  • Free time activities
  • Shopping, money, fashion and trends
  • Advantages and disadvantages of new technology
  • Holidays
  • Plans, preferences, experiences
  • What to see and getting around

Home and Environment

  • Home and Local area
  • Special occasions celebrated in the home
  • Home, town, neighbourhood and region, where it is and what it is like
  • Environment
  • Current problems facing the planet
  • Being environmentally friendly within the home and local area

Work and Education

  • School/College and Future Plans
  • What school/college is like
  • Pressures and problems
  • Current and Future Jobs
  • Looking for and getting a job
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different jobs

Assessment

For assessments and subject awards after June 2013 there is a requirement that 100% of the assessment is terminal. 

There are two Controlled Assessments for both Writing and Speaking which are un-tiered.  The Listening and Reading examinations are tiered and candidates can be entered for either Foundation or Higher Tier. 

Each attainment target will be weighted as follows:

    Speaking 30%                    Reading 20%

    Writing 30%                        Listening 20%