GCSE Course Outline
Why choose Edexcel GCSE Spanish?
We believe languages should be accessible for all students. Our new Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Spanish has been developed to help students of all abilities progress and develop a passion for languages, through culturally engaging content.
The specification includes both familiar and new topics that motivate students.
Our content has been structured across five themes. This flexible programme of study allows time for a focused revision period at the end of the course.
Content and assessments that provide an engaging real-world focus.
The authentic situations and stimuli enable students to see language in context and learn about the culture of the target language country. Our assessments allow for spontaneity and test grammar, as well as providing plenty of opportunities for students to apply their knowledge independently, creatively, and in authentic situations.
Themes and topics
Questions across all four language skills are set in common contexts, addressing a range of relevant contemporary and cultural themes. They are organised into five themes, each broken down into topics and sub-topics.
The five themes are:
All themes and topics must be studied in the context of both the students' home country and that of countries and communities where Spanish is spoken.
For listening and reading assessments, the majority of contexts are based on the culture and countries where the assessed language is spoken. Students may also refer to the culture of the assessed language country/countries or communities in the speaking and writing papers. It is, therefore, important that students are exposed to materials relating to Spanish-speaking countries throughout the course.
|Spanish GCSE Course Specification|
Paper 1: Listening and understanding in Spanish
Paper 2: Speaking in Spanish
Paper 3: Reading and understanding in Spanish
Paper 4: Writing in Spanish
Foundation tier - three open response questions and one translation into Spanish.
Higher tier - two open response questions and one translation into Spanish.
- Leanda Reeves and Anneli Mclachlan: Edexcel GCSE Spanish
- Rachel Hawkes and Christopher Lillington: Viva Edexcel GCSE Spanish
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