Spanish

Assessment and (Provisional) Examination / Assessment Dates:
• End of unit internal assessments (Listening/ reading /writing/ translation and speaking (role play and photo card)
• A Pre-Public examination
• Final GCSE paper

Key Resources:
• AQA GCSE Spanish Higher (Text book)
• Past papers
• Spanish vocabulary booklet
• Spanish grammar booklet
• Spanish speaking booklet
• Spanish picture-based booklet
• Spanish revision resources
• Website revision (links provided for homework online revision)
• Verb table booklet

Areas of study:

The assessments are based on 3 themes;
• Theme 1 – Identity and Culture
• Theme 2 – Local, national, International and Global Areas of Interest
• Theme 3 – Current and Future Study and Employment

Assessment components:

The course is assessed by;
A listening paper - 50 marks (25%). This paper contains two sections;
• Section A (questions in English to be answered in Englsih or non-verbally – 40 marks)
• Section B (questions in Spanish to be answered in Spanish or non-verbally – 10 marks)

A speaking paper – 60 marks (25%). This paper contains three parts;
• Role-play – 15 marks
• Photo-card (on 1 theme) – 15 marks
• General conversation (on 2 other themes not covered by the photo card “can be 1 topic or cross” topic within a theme) – 30 marks

A reading paper – 60 marks (25%). This paper contains three sections;
• Section A (questions in English to be answered in English or non-verbally) – 33 marks
• Section B (questions in Spanish to be answered in Spanish or non-verbally) – 18 marks
• Section C (Translation from Spanish into English) – 9 marks

A writing paper – 60 marks (25%). This paper contains 3 questions;
• Q1 – (choice of 2 questions – 90 words in total) – 16 marks
• Q2 – (choice of 2 questions – 150 words in total) - 32 marks
• Q3 – (Translation from English into Spanish) – 12 marks

Recommended Revision Guide/ Wider Reading / Useful websites

http://memrise.com/course/278584aqa-Spanish-gcse-general-vocabulary
http://listenlive.eu/spanish.html
www.duolingo.com
www.wordreference.com
www.acapela-group.com/
http://memrise.com/user/hounsdownks4spanish/courses/learning
www.conguguemos.com
www.quizlet.com