Spanish is an academic subject that opens doors, broadens the mind and offers an insight into other countries and cultures. In our multi-cultural society there’s never been a better time to learn a foreign language such as Spanish. The main benefits of learning a language are: enhanced job opportunities/salary and it improves your CV, improves opportunities for sixth form and higher education, improves memory and brain function – allowing you to perform better in other academic subjects. You also improve your English -learning a foreign language draws your focus to the mechanics of language: grammar, conjugations, and sentence structure. This makes you more aware of language, and the ways it can be structured and manipulated. These skills can make you a more effective writer and help improve your English GCSE grade.
Mr Prentice, Lead Learner of Modern Foreign Languages.
GCSE - HOW COURSE IS ASSESSED
The GCSE consists of 4 units: Writing 25%, Speaking 25%, Reading 25% and Listening 25%. These components are all taken at the end of this linear course.
GCSE - COURSE CONTENT
Pupils study all of the following themes on which the assessments are based.
Theme 1: Identity and culture
- Topic 1: Me, my family and friends
- Topic 2: Technology in everyday life
- Topic 3: Free-time activities
- Topic 4: Customs and festivals in Spanish-speaking countries/communities
Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest
- Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region
- Topic 2: Social issues
- Topic 3: Global issues
- Topic 4: Travel and tourism
Theme 3: Current and future study and employment
- Topic 1: My studies
- Topic 2: Life at school/college
- Topic 3: Education post-16
- Topic 4: Jobs, career choices and ambitions
Business, engineering, media, charity work, museums and libraries, public administration, teaching, tourism, transport and logistics.