GCSE Spanish (until July 2017)
Exam Board: Edexcel
Topics covered in GCSE:
First term -Topic C Introductions, home and daily routine
Second term -Topic E Social activities, fitness and health
Third term -Topic B Education and employment
Fourth term -Topic A Home and abroad
Fifth term -Topic D The modern World and the Environment
Why study Spanish?
The world is getting smaller and for young people today the opportunity to work outside the UK is greater than ever before.
At UTC Cambridge we offer Spanish GCSE because Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the world. If you know Spanish you have the opportunity to work in most of the countries of South America and Central America, not to mention Spain, Cuba and the US.
''Learning a foreign language is however more than just a boost to your CV or handy for travelling. Speaking a foreign language improves the functionality of your brain by challenging it to recognise, negotiate meaning, and communicate in different language systems. This skill boosts your ability to negotiate meaning in other problem-solving tasks as well.'' Anne Merritt, The Telegraph, Jun 2013
When we learn Spanish we also learn about diverse cultures. We organise a school trip in June for the students to have first-hand experience of the Spanish culture and the opportunity to put into practice what they have learnt in the course.
How it is assessed:
Speaking - 30% of GCSE. Assessed internally on topics suggested by the exam board
Listening - 20% of GCSE. Assessed through a tiered external exam at the end of Year 11
Reading - 20% of GCSE. Assessed through a tiered external exam at the end of Year 11
Writing - 30% of GCSE. Assessed internally on topics suggested by the exam board