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Exam BoardWJEC GCSE French
WJEC GCSE Spanish
Curriculum Content

Course Details Spanish

GCSE Spanish

Exam board—AQA (9-1 specification)

If you have enjoyed learning Spanish in Key Stage 3 so far, then continuing to study it at GCSE level will be a great option for you! Spanish is a highly valued subject by Sixth Form Colleges and Universities and during the course our objective is to enable our students to develop their Spanish language skills whilst building upon knowledge from Key Stage 3 in order to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence. Learning languages is a skill for life and a very enjoyable and rewarding subject.

About the Course

To study Spanish at GCSE you will need to have studied Spanish prior to Year 10.

This course continues the scheme of work followed in Year 7—9 and encompasses the following topic areas:

  • Identity and Culture
  • Local, National and International and Global areas of interest.
  • Current and future study and employment

Assessment

Component 1: Listening

Written paper: 35 minutes (Foundation Tier)

45 minutes (Higher Tier)

25% of qualification

Component 2: Speaking

Spoken assessment: 7-9 minutes (Foundation Tier)

10-12 minutes (Higher Tier)

Three tasks:  One role play, one photo card, one conversation.

25% of qualification

Component 3: Reading

Written examination: 45minutes (Foundation Tier)

1 hour (Higher Tier)

25% of qualification

Component 3: Writing

Written examination:  1 hour (Foundation tier)

1 hour 15  mins (Higher tier)

25% of qualification

Written tasks include translation question from English to Spanish.

(Learners are not permitted to use dictionaries in any part of the assessments)

Progression routes for GCSE Spanish

A Level courses in Spanish

TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Careers in Journalism, International Law, Media and Marketing and Interpreting, Teaching, Diplomatic Service, Central Government Service, International Sales, Travel and Tourism, Recruitment, Financial Services, Armed Forces and many more.

Course Details French

GCSE French

Exam board—AQA (9-1 specification)

If you have enjoyed learning French in Key Stage 3 so far, then continuing to study it at GCSE level will be a great option for you! French is a highly valued subject by Sixth Form Colleges and Universities and during the course our objective is to enable our students to develop their French language skills whilst building upon knowledge from Key Stage 3 in order to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence. Learning languages is a skill for life and a very enjoyable and rewarding subject.

About the Course

To study French at GCSE you will need to have studied French prior to Year 10.

This course continues the scheme of work followed in Year 7—9 and encompasses the following topic areas:

  • Identity and Culture
  • Local, National and International and Global areas of interest.
  • Current and future study and employment

Assessment

Component 1: Listening

Written paper: 35 minutes (Foundation Tier)

45 minutes (Higher Tier)

25% of qualification

Component 2: Speaking

Spoken assessment: 7-9 minutes (Foundation Tier)

10-12 minutes (Higher Tier)

Three tasks:  One role play, one photo card, one conversation.

25% of qualification

Component 3: Reading

Written examination: 45minutes (Foundation Tier)

1 hour (Higher Tier)

25% of qualification

Component 3: Writing

Written examination:  1 hour (Foundation tier)

1 hour 15  mins (Higher tier)

25% of qualification

Written tasks include translation question from English to French.

(Learners are not permitted to use dictionaries in any part of the assessments)

Progression routes for GCSE French

A Level courses in French

TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Careers in Journalism, International Law, Media and Marketing and Interpreting, Teaching, Diplomatic Service, Central Government Service, International Sales, Travel and Tourism, Recruitment, Financial Services, Armed Forces and many more.

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