Spanish IGCSE

Studying this Spanish IGCSE will help you develop indispensable, transferable skills in this widely spoken language.

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Overview

Speaking a foreign language is a mark of distinction highly valued by colleges, universities, and employers alike. In addition to this, learning a foreign language has many other proven benefits; it enhances your problem-solving skills, boosts your creative thinking, and improves your memory – to name but a few. 

Choosing to study GCSE Spanish has the added benefit of opening the door to communication with 400 million native speakers across the world, which is ideal whether you're preparing for further study, your next travel venture, or looking to boost your international job prospects.

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - Home and Abroad

From the bustling, tourist-packed cities of Madrid and Barcelona, to the beautiful green spaces, lakes, and mountains in the north, Spain has something for everyone, not to mention the Spanish-speaking countries further afield. It is not only important to be able to describe where you live and learn about others’ hometowns, but extremely interesting – who knows what hidden gem you might uncover?

Unit 2 - Employment and Education

Lots of us who live in developed countries spend, or have already spent, a large proportion of our younger life at school. However, it is important to remember, that in many parts of the Spanish-speaking world, going to school is still seen as a privilege, rather than the norm for a large number of children growing up. Furthermore the quality of education, not to mention the school buildings themselves, can vary vastly across the globe. In this, the first sub-topic dealing with education and employment, you will learn how to talk about what you learn at school and what a typical day looks like for you.

Unit 3 - Personal Life and Relationships

Being able to talk about where you live geographically, as well as describing your home itself, is one of the first things you will do when getting to know someone. From the alpine mountain regions and popular seaside resorts of mainland Spain to the sun-drenched islands or remote villages elsewhere in the Spanish-speaking world, the diversity of where people live is as striking as the cultural diversity of the inhabitants themselves.

Unit 4 - The World Around Us

The environment is a very topical issue, and one that affects all people across the globe to varying degrees. Although it’s great to be able to talk about yourself, your family, your hobbies, and so on. It can be much more interesting to get your teeth stuck into more challenging topics, ones where you may have a strong opinion and feel passionate about. This lesson will help you to express your thoughts on environmental issues and understand other people’s viewpoints – a very useful life skill.

Unit 5 - Social Activities and Health

The environment is a very topical issue, and one that affects all people across the globe to varying degrees. Although it’s great to be able to talk about yourself, your family, your hobbies, and so on. It can be much more interesting to get your teeth stuck into more challenging topics, ones where you may have a strong opinion and feel passionate about. This lesson will help you to express your thoughts on environmental issues and understand other people’s viewpoints – a very useful life skill.

Unit 6 - Exam preparation

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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Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and workplaces in the UK and abroad. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body covering A-Level Courses and GCSE Courses.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive a GCSE in Spanish, issued by Edexcel. This syllabus (4SP1) has been chosen specifically because it is best suited to distance learning.

How is this course assessed or examined?

You can enrol now for examinations for Summer 2024.

You'll be required to complete three standard GCSE written exams and one speaking assessment:

  • Paper 1 -Listening: 30 minutes, 25% of GCSE, 40 marks.
  • Paper 2 - Reading and Writing: 1 hour 45 minutes, 50% of GCSE, 80 marks (40 / 40 split).
  • Paper 3 - Speaking: 8-10 minutes, 25% of GCSE, 40 marks.

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our partner exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is.

During your course, you'll be required to complete various assignments. These do not contribute to 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.

Entry requirements

We recommend that you have a basic knowledge of Spanish before starting this level two course.

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Yes! One of the many benefits of being an Oxbridge student is that you get access to great discounts with a Student Beans account! Eligibility criteria apply and acceptance is made at the discretion of Student Beans. Find out how to sign up.

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Exam Results: I need to resit my exams, can I enrol with Oxbridge?

At Oxbridge, we take enrolments all year round. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll be able to get started right away. Studying online means your work and revision fit around you and your lifestyle. For example, if you have a part-time job or need to study alongside other subjects, you’ll be able to find time to fit our online courses into your schedule.

Enjoy flexible, convenient, affordable learning, fully supported by expert tutors who are passionate about their subjects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our course tutors and know that they hold the key to success. Whatever your goals, dreams or aspirations, Oxbridge is here to help you facilitate them.

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Exam Results: When will I receive my certificate?

Oxbridge students who sat their exams through our partnership exam centres will usually receive their certificates in November. Certificates will be sent out by recorded delivery.

Wondering what to do next? There are so many options available, it’s important to get the right advice. Whether your choice is to continue onto further education, go into job training or get an apprenticeship and whether your grades are high or low – there are always options! Speak to an adviser today to see how we can support you on your next steps…

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Exam Results: I didn't pass English or Maths, what do I do next?

First of all, don’t worry – everything will be okay. Unfortunately, if you didn’t get a grade 4 or higher (equivalent to a C or above) in your English and Maths, you will have to re-take it in order to pass. Oxbridge is ready and available to support you with this. Get in touch via live chat, phone or email.

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Exam Results: I have individual unit marks, but no overall grade. What should I do?

Check for a cash-in code on your statement of entry. If there isn’t one, cash-in may not have been applied for. Cash-in can be applied for retrospectively from your exam centre and once entered you can expect an overall grade in one week.

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Exam Results: I haven't done as well as I expected in my exams. Is there anything I can do?

Yes! There are a number of post-result services available. Your entering centre will be able to provide you with further information and will process any requests for you. If you’re not sure where to turn, our friendly learning advisers are on hand and ready to help you.

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How do I choose what GCSEs to take?

Selecting GCSEs is a highly personal decision that will be influenced by factors such as your educational and career goals, your skills and strengths, and the subjects you enjoy (or don’t enjoy). To help you decide on the right GCSEs for you and your future, we’ve written a detailed guide on choosing GCSE subjects.

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Can GCSEs help you get a place at university?

Gaining GCSEs is the first step toward sitting a uni degree. You’ll need GCSE courses or IGCSE courses to progress to A-level courses, which remain the most prevalent means of accessing higher education.

At Oxbridge, we offer both GCSE and IGCSE courses, which are qualifications of equal merit with the added benefit of being internationally recognised. Both GCSEs and IGCSEs can be studied by adults online.

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How long does it take to gain a GCSE as an adult?

GCSEs are typically studied across a period of 2 years however, our fast-track GCSE option enables you to complete and qualify for your chosen GCSEs within a year.

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Do Universities prefer IGCSEs or GCSEs?

Universities prefer neither iGCSEs or GCSEs. Universities recognise both iGCSEs and GCSEs and treat them equally.

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Why study GCSE courses or IGCSE courses with Oxbridge?

When you enrol on a course with us, you’re really enrolling into a partnership. We set up our online learning platform to help people achieve the grades and qualifications they need to realise their aspirations. We do everything we can to help make our students’ dreams come true.

Our learning platform is award-winning, and our course content is written by Oxbridge subject experts and delivered by tutors who are just as passionate about their teaching as they are in helping you succeed.

On average, by studying Oxbridge online GCSE courses, we find that our students get grades that are 20% higher and pass around 30% quicker than students in traditional colleges. We’d love to help you do the same!

If you aren’t sure which course is right for you, speak to one of our learning advisers, they’d be more than happy to help you find the right path.

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Why Study GCSE courses or IGCSE courses online?

GCSEs remain a basic requirement for further education and some workplaces, so adding them or an IGCSE equivalent to your CV can be essential for personal success.

Studying these GCSE qualifications online has opened up a world of possibilities for people who haven’t been able to learn around their jobs or family commitments before.

If traditional education has held you back long enough, take the reins and build a future you’re proud of.

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Is IGCSE harder than GCSE?

International General Certificate of Secondary Education courses (ICGSEs) cover some of the same subjects as GCSE’s such as Geography, English Language and the sciences, but they are recognised internationally. The level of difficulty is equal to a GCSE course, and universities view both qualifications as equal.

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Can Adults take GCSE Courses?

It’s never too late to gain a GCSE qualification. Oxbridge teach thousands of adult GCSE courses every year. So, whether there’s a specific career you’ve always been interested in but couldn’t pursue because you didn’t have the right qualifications, or you want to take up a college or university course, an online General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) course can help get you there. The same can be said for our adult A-level courses too.

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What does GCSE stand for?

GCSE stands for: General Certificate of Secondary Education and IGCSE stands for ‘International General Certificate of Secondary Education’.

Whatever your aspirations and goals for the future, you’ll most likely need GCSEs to get there. Introduced in 1988, the General Certificate of Secondary Education remains the UK’s primary recognised certificate of foundation-level education and is viewed by employers, colleges and universities as the minimum expected standard for prospective candidates.

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Are online language courses effective?

Yes, they are; we have tons of success stories from students who have gone on to achieve their goals after studying with us. So whether you want to work overseas, communicate better when you travel or even improve your cognitive performance, there are many advantages to learning a new language.

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Why study a language course?

Whether you: want to improve your understanding of the English language, require an A-level qualification in a specific language to progress on your chosen career path or, want to learn a new tongue as a hobby, taking language classes online is an effective way to learn without disrupting your lifestyle.

They say that the easiest way to learn a new language is to speak it regularly. When you enrol in one of our online language courses, you will have access to a personal tutor to help you every step of the way. You can learn to speak, read and write French or Spanish fluently at GCSE or A-level when you study with us.

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Why invest in one of our online language courses?

Our courses are created by industry experts and taught by experienced and passionate tutors through our award-winning learning platform. You’ll gain all of the advantages of traditional education and so much more when you study with us.

Rather than learn at a specific time, place and pace of an entire class, you’re given total control when you enrol on a language course with us. You can study whenever and wherever is easiest for you, which is perfect if you’re navigating a full-time job or have family commitments that must take precedence.

Not only that, you have a whole team on hand to support you, from our learning advisers to personal tutors, who you can schedule one-to-one time with whenever you need additional help or support.

Browse through our language courses and speak to one of our learning advisers if you have any questions.

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Why study Spanish IGCSE online?

This distance learning course follows the Edexcel syllabus and has been designed specifically to be studied online, in your own time, at your own pace. You’ll receive well-structured assignments, which will help develop your skills and knowledge in preparation for your exams. Suena bien?

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What will you learn on this Spanish IGCSE course?

In this IGCSE Spanish course, you’ll learn how to 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 creatively express your thoughts, ideas, and opinions in conversation.

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How much do exams cost?

Many of our courses do not require exams however, A-levels, GCSEs and some other courses do require exams to complete the qualification. Exam fees are additional to the cost of the course and prices vary depending on the course and where you sit them – find out more.

Planning on studying A-levels or GCSEs with us? We can add your exams during enrolment and blend them into your monthly payment plan if you wish. If you’re not ready to book your exam(s) yet, you can book them at a later date – all of the information is available on MyOxbridge under NEAS and Exams.

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I always knew that a career focused around helping people achieve their goals was perfect for me. That’s why I became a tutor. I love to see my student’s confidence flourish as they progress through their courses. It’s important to help them fit their learning goals around their personal commitments so they have the best chance of success! 

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Beginning my career as an early years practitioner inspired me to step into the world of teaching. I have since elevated my skillset through a range of qualifications including L3 in Assessing Vocational Achievement, L3 in Education & Training and L4 in Internal Quality Assurance. I’m a big kid at heart; I love Disney movies and also dabble in photography.  

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For 10+ years, my passion for helping learners develop and grow has driven my career as a teacher. To help me progress even further, I am currently studying to achieve the IQA award. I love reading and I’m a self-professed Harry Potter fan. Talk to me about all things history, rock music, tattoos and true crime podcasts. 

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