Course Assessment

  • 25% Spoken internal exam with a teacher
  • 25% Written final writing exam
  • 25% Listening final listening exam
  • 25% Reading final reading exam

What We Study

If you enjoy meeting and talking to people from other countries, finding out about their cultures and learning how language works, then studying GCSE Spanish is an excellent choice for you!

Having studied Spanish before, you are well prepared to do this GCSE course. You already know a lot of the vocabulary and grammar that you will need for GCSE: you know how to talk about yourself, your family and friends, your hobbies, where you live, school, holidays, food and drink. You will build on this knowledge during your GCSE course.

The AQA GCSE in Spanish is broken down into topic areas/themes which are approached in a fun and meaningful way that students can relate to, in a stimulating and interactive learning environment based on the following skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The course will enable students to develop:

  • an understanding of Spanish in a variety of contexts.
  • a knowledge of Spanish vocabulary and structures.
  • transferable language learning skills
  • the ability to communicate effectively in Spanish.
  • awareness and understanding of countries and communities where Spanish is spoken.


  • Culture based activities:
  • Family, friends, boyfriends/girlfriends, nights out, making arrangements to go out
  • Sport, music, TV, film, cinema, actors, books, life online
  • Food, meals, family celebrations, festivals
  • Home, town, weather
  • Holiday, booking a holiday, reviewing hotels, ordering food
  • School, comparing schools here and in Spain
  • Jobs, future plans, careers choices, applying for jobs, importance of language
  • Our planet, problems in the world, environment, volunteering

Homework consists of vocabulary learning, grammar learning and exam-style questioning, as these are all key to a good grade, as well as online tasks.

Course Leader:  Mr A Craveiro –