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SPANISH GCSE

This is a really good starting point, or summary, that covers the basic questions for this subject. More specific materials are in the folders on our secure Revision page or have been given to students in lessons.

You have been given the password. Please speak to your teachers for more information or contact: jcrowley@wigstonmat.org or mpratt@wigstonmat.org.

Subject Spanish
How are the exams structured? Exam Board: AQA
There are four exams at the end of the course: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Each exam is worth 25% of your overall grade. You are entered for the same tier (Foundation or Higher) for all four papers. The Speaking exam is conducted by your class teacher and takes place in April/May at a set date decided by the school.

Paper 1 – Listening
35 minutes (Foundation Tier) including 5 minutes reading time
45 minutes (Higher Tier) including 5 minutes reading time.
40 marks (Foundation Tier) / 50 marks (Higher Tier).

Paper 2 – Speaking
Role-Play + Photo Card + General Conversation on 2 themes.
7–9 minutes (Foundation Tier) + 12 min preparation time.
10–12 minutes (Higher Tier) + 12 min preparation time.
60 marks (Foundation Tier and Higher Tier)

Paper 3 – Reading
45 minutes (Foundation Tier)
1 hour (Higher Tier)
60 marks (Foundation Tier and Higher Tier)

Paper 4 – Writing
1 hour (Foundation Tier)
1 hour 15 minutes (Higher Tier)
50 marks at Foundation Tier and 60 marks at Higher Tier.

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698/specification-at-a-glance
Where can we find past papers etc? On the AQA website:
https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698/assessment-resources
in the Spanish subject folder on the secure site
What do we need to revise? Where should we start? – Check Show My Homework and complete the tasks set by your teacher. This will help you plan your revision.

– Learn the meanings and spellings of key vocabulary for each topic regularly. You may wish to use ‘look, cover, write, check.’

– Learn the spellings and meanings of key verbs in the past, present and future tenses.

– Make a list of 10 good structures that you can use for different topics.

– Prepare and practise possible answers for all the General Conversation questions – You have been given a copy.

– Learn and prepare useful phrases for the Role-Play and Photo card using the practice material you have been given.

– Make revision cards – on card or Quizlet

– Make Mind-maps
What will we find in the subject folders on the
secure site?
– PIXL Independence and knowledge exercises

– Guidance for the speaking and writing
exams

– Practice Papers for all 4 skills

– Lists of vocabulary for each theme/sub-topic

– Role-Play and Photo card practice questions

– Key Structures and sophisticated phrases
What are the most useful websites?
www.quizlet.com

www.memrise.com

www.senecalearning.com

www.linguascope.com

www.revisionworld.com – good for listening practice

Please see your Spanish teacher or check Show My Homework for details of how to join the groups.
Presentations at 6pm and 7pm