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Course Title :GCSE Spanish
Examination Board / Web address :WJEC www.wjec.co.uk
Qualification :GCSE
Grade Range :A* – G

Aims of the course

GCSE Spanish enables learners to

  • develop the ability to communicate confidently in the target language
  • express and develop thoughts and ideas
  • deepen knowledge about how language works
  • acquire new knowledge, skills and ways of thinking
  • develop awareness and understanding of countries where Spanish is spoken
  • develop language learning skills
  • develop language strategies
  • develop knowledge of the language in a variety of contexts
  • develop the ability to communicate effectively in the language.

The study of a language will broaden horizons, develop cultural knowledge and understanding and foster transferable skills such as confidence, communication, problem solving and creativity.

What will I study? – Course Outline

Identity and culture : which includes self and relationships, technology and social media, health and fitness, entertainment and leisure, food and drink and festivals and celebrations.

Wales and the World : which includes local areas of interest, transport, local and regional features and characteristics, holidays and tourism, environment and social issues.

Current and future study and employment : which includes school and college life, work experience, part-time jobs and career plans.

How will I learn? What skills will I acquire?

The GCSE course allows for the development of :

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Digital Literacy
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Creativity and Innovation

Personal Effectiveness

How will I be assessed?

Speaking

This consists of three tasks – a role play, a photo card discussion and a conversation – carried out in class with your teacher.  This assessment is carried out in April of year 11 and is worth 25% of the total award.

Listening

This is an external exam sat at the end of year 11.  It consists of various question types and is answered in both English and Spanish.   It is worth 25% of the final award.

Reading

Again, this is an external exam sat at the end of year 11.  It is also made up of various question types and is also answered in both English and Spanish.  It is also worth 25% of the final award.

Writing

This is an exam sat at the end of year 11 and is made up of a range of written tasks.  It makes up the final 25% of the final award.

Progression following this course. What’s next?

Pupils who are successful in GCSE Spanish can go on to study AS and A2 Spanish.

Future career opportunities

As well as specialist language options such as teaching, translating and interpreting, people who can speak other languages are employed within the following area :

  • Creative and Media
  • Engineering
  • Event Management
  • Law
  • Health, Medicine and Social Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail/Marketing
  • Technology and Computer Gaming
  • Travel and Tourism

In fact, almost any sector you can think of!  Look at www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk for some more ideas.

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