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Spanish

 

SUBJECT AIM

Cambridge IGCSE Spanish encourages learners to be confident, responsible and reflective by; using new and familiar structures and vocabulary to communicate with others in everyday situations; seeking opportunities to use and develop their language skills; considering how to communicate different ideas and attitudes innovatively; applying language to a variety of situations engaged and by developing learning strategies which help them to express their ideas and their understanding of other cultures.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

The course will cover a wide range of topics in the four key skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The subject content is organised in five broad topic areas:

  1. Everyday activities
  2. Personal and social life
  3. The world around us
  4. The world of work
  5. The international world

These provide contexts for the acquisition of vocabulary and the study of grammar and structures. The study of these topic areas enables students to gain an insight into countries and communities where Spanish is spoken.

HOW WILL YOU BE ASSESSED

IGCSE Spanish 

(grades A*- G) 

Paper 1 

Listening 

Paper 2 

Reading 

Paper 3 

Speaking  

Paper 4 

Writing 

 

25% weighting 

40 marks 

50 min approx. 

 

 

25% weighting 

45 marks 

1 hour 

 

25% weighting 

40 marks 

10 min approx. 

 

25% weighting 

45 marks 

1 hour 

WHAT THIS SUBJECT CAN LEAD TO

  • Translator, interpreter, blogger, teacher, journalist, reporter, product localisation manager, field researcher, liaison officer, tour guide, podcaster, sales associate, motivational speaker, flight attendant, private tutor…
  • Support your appreciation and the importance of Modern Languages in society, employment and study.

Please click on the arrow for a detailed breakdown:

Year 10

Term

Overarching topic

Assessment

Learning Resources

Term 1

Revision of basics

Introducing myself (physical description, personality)

My home (where I live, my house, my room)

My school (subjects, routine, facilities, differences with other educational systems, school day)

My eating habits (food and drink, preferences, healthy diet)

My body and my health (illnesses, doctors, advice, lifestyles)

 

Throughout the term:

Multiple vocabulary and grammar test done in lessons. Results recorded on Go4Schools.

 

End of Term:

Paper 1: Listening (Sections 1 and 2)

Paper 2: Reading (Sections 1 and 2)

Oral assessment: role play

Paper 4: Writing (Questions 1 and 2)

All PowerPoints and resources are shared on Teams by the class teacher.

 

www.educationperfect.com

www.languagesonline.org.uk

www.linguascope.com

 

 

Term 2

Family (family members, pets, description, relationships)

Life at home (hobbies at home, daily routine, chores)

Leisure, entertainment, invitations (hobbies outside the home, making plans, invitations, recounting experiences)

Eating out (restaurants, recommendations)

Special occasions (festivals, making plans, recounting events)

Throughout the term:

Multiple vocabulary and grammar test done in lessons. Results recorded on Go4Schools.

 

End of Term:

Paper 1: Listening (Sections 1 and 2)

Paper 2: Reading (Sections 1 and 2)

Oral assessment: role play + 1 conversation

Paper 4: Writing – full paper

All PowerPoints and resources are shared on Teams by the class teacher.

 

www.educationperfect.com

www.languagesonline.org.uk

www.linguascope.com

 

 

Term 3

Holidays (countries, types of holiday)

Family and friends abroad (nationalities, preparations)

Hometown (buildings, shops, countryside vs city)

Shopping (shops, prices, quantities, presents, complaints)

Public services (money and banking, accessing WiFi, lost property)

Natural environment (being green, national parks, global issues)

Weather (forecasts, climate change)

Travel (asking directions, getting lost, planning a route, types of transport, comparing travel, timetables)

Throughout the term:

Multiple vocabulary and grammar test done in lessons. Results recorded on Go4Schools.

 

End of Year Assessments:

Paper 1: Listening – full paper

Paper 2: Reading – full paper

Oral assessment – full paper

Paper 4: Writing – full paper

All PowerPoints and resources are shared on Teams by the class teacher.

 

www.educationperfect.com

www.languagesonline.org.uk

www.linguascope.com

 

 

Year 11

Term

Overarching topic

Assessment

Learning Resources

Term 1

Spanish schools (paths of study, memories of primary school)

Further education and training (plans for the future, jobs)

Future careers (jobs, job applications, gap years, languages and the world of work, technology in the workplace)

 

Throughout the term:

Multiple vocabulary and grammar test done in lessons. Results recorded on Go4Schools.

 

Mock examinations:

Paper 1: Listening – full paper

Paper 2: Reading – full paper

Oral assessment – full paper

Paper 4: Writing – full paper

 

All PowerPoints and resources are shared on Teams by the class teacher.

 

www.educationperfect.com

www.languagesonline.org.uk

www.linguascope.com

 

 

Term 2

International travel (transport, planning holidays, weather on holiday, holiday disasters)

Festivals and faiths (festivals, international food)

Environmental problems (environmental issues, recycling)

 

March: final oral examinations – dates TBC

 

Mock examinations:

Paper 1: Listening – full paper

Paper 2: Reading – full paper

Oral assessment – full paper

Paper 4: Writing – full paper

 

All PowerPoints and resources are shared on Teams by the class teacher.

 

www.educationperfect.com

www.languagesonline.org.uk

www.linguascope.com

 

 

Half Term 5

Revision of all topic areas

 

 

Half Term 6

FINAL IGCSE EXAMS