Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with more than 400 million native speakers! With a GCSE qualification in Spanish, you will have a solid foundation for studying language at higher education, and landing career opportunities in many professions, such as journalism, teaching, marketing, policing, and more!
On this GCSE Spanish course, you’ll learn how to and understand and communicate in the Spanish language confidently, covering a range of important topics, from your expression of identity and personal relationships to the importance of location, culture, and social issues. Guided every step of the way with unlimited tutor support, you’ll develop the ability to write in grammatically correct Spanish, to listen and understand Spanish speech, and to creatively express your thoughts, ideas, and opinions in conversation. Speaking a foreign language is a mark of distinction highly valued by colleges, universities, and employers alike.
Spanish has more than 400 million native speakers. An understanding of the language carries benefits for both business and social applications.
If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free
Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.
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You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
This course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. It’s entirely e-learning based, and includes interactive activities such as quizzes. There’s also helpful videos to enhance your vocabulary and pronunciation.
Once you enrol, you’ll have up to two years to study and take your exams, and your unlimited tutor support will continue throughout this time.
You can enrol now for examinations from Summer 2022.
You’ll be required to complete three standard GCSE written exams and one speaking assessment.
We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the UK, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.
During your course, you’ll be required to complete various assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to monitor your progress and will be used to produce predicted grades if needed.
Upon successful completion of this home learning course you will receive a GCSE in Spanish, issued by Edexcel. This syllabus (1SP0) has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.
Official Qualification Title - GCSE Spanish
Difficulty - Level 2
Entry requirements - We recommend that you have a basic knowledge of Spanish before starting this course.
In unit one, you’ll start off by learning to speak about yourself, your friends, and your family as you become familiar with using subject pronouns such as ‘yo’, ‘ella’, ‘ellas’, and ‘ustedes’. You’ll also learn to speak about your hobbies and interests and your role models, and study noun genders, definite and indefinite articles, possessive adjectives, and more.
Moving on, you’ll discover how to speak about popular customs and everyday life, practising using comparative and superlative adjectives, quantifiers and intensifiers, and conjunctions. You’ll also discuss food, drink, and shopping, as well as social media and technology.
Next, you’ll discuss celebrations and festivals, using the perfect and imperfect tense. You’ll learn new and interesting vocabulary related to reading, music, sport, film, and television, practising conditional tenses and reflexive verbs such as ‘lavarse’.
In the fourth unit, you’ll practise conversing about your holiday preferences and experiences, using the preterite tense. You’ll talk about travel and accommodation, earing out, and shopping, using interrogative verbs and adverbs of time and place such as ‘aqui’ and ‘ahora’.
Now you’ll be ready to discuss the weather, using expressions such as ‘estar’ and ‘hacer’. You’ll talk about different places you might see and things you might do, practising the future tense of regular and irregular verbs.
Next, you’ll learn how to talk about the school day, school rules, pressures, and successes, and you’ll practise using the present continuous and pluperfect tense.
In unit seven, you’ll learn new vocabulary relating to forming relationships, travel, and employment, as you hone your knowledge of present, future, and conditional tenses in Spanish tenses, as well as the imperfect subjunctive.
In the eighth unit, you’ll learn how to converse about further study, volunteering, and training, using relative pronouns, possessive pronouns, and relative adjectives such as ‘cuvo’. You’ll also practise chatting about jobs and careers, using the imperfect continuous and the imperative.
Now it’s time to move on to the big issues! You’ll discuss music events, campaigns, and good causes, whilst honing your knowledge of the present, imperfect, and passive tenses.
In the final unit, you’ll go through a summary of everything you’ve learned, as well as undertake preparation for your listening, speaking, reading, and writing papers.
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Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details.
You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You can study this course from anywhere in the world, but the exams must be taken within the UK.