Spanish GCSE

Our course code: X810

Course fee £495 or from £37 per month

Enrol on this course

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!

Our GCSE Spanish course will teach you how to communicate and understand 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.

Our AQA GCSE Spanish course has been specifically designed to be studied online in your own time and space, with unlimited access to your personal tutor via email and telephone. You’ll have a clear induction to the course, and your assignments will be well-structured to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel in your exams.

Studying this Spanish GCSE course, you will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast Track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Access to our network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Unlimited tutor support – Your tutor will help you write a study plan and support you throughout
  • Exam pass guarantee (if you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam).

Please note, you won’t be able to start this course until 30/01/21. Full details can be found below under Course Duration. 

Spanish has more than 400 million native speakers. An understanding of the language carries benefits for both business and social applications.

  • Exam Pass Guarantee

    If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

  • Guaranteed exam centre

    Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X810
  • Qualification code: 8698
  • Official Qualification Title: GCSE Spanish

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. The resources are delivered in a variety of formats, such as videos, quizzes, and interactive activities. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself.

Course Duration

Your course will run for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment. You can enrol today, but this course begins on 30/01/21. At this point, you will receive your login details to our MyOxbridge portal, and your learning materials will be accessible when the course officially begins.


All enrolments will be for exams in Summer 2022, or if you wish to fast track your learning in time for examinations in 2021, please do contact us.

You’ll be required to complete three standard GCSE written exams and one speaking assessment.


  • Paper 1: Listening – 45 minutes, 25% of GCSE, 50 marks.
  • Paper 2: Speaking – 10-12 minutes, 25% of GCSE, 60 marks.
  • Paper 3: Reading – 1 hour, 25% of GCSE, 60 marks.
  • Paper 4: Writing – 1 hour 15 minutes, 25% of GCSE, 60 marks.

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 (CAGs) if needed.


Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course you will receive a GCSE in Spanish, issued by AQA. This syllabus (8698) has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.

Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - GCSE Spanish

Difficulty - Level 2

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Identity and culture

In this module, you’ll learn how to communicate your sense of self and understand how to talk about the things that make you, you! You’ll develop the ability to write and speak in Spanish about your name and age, friends, and family. Being able to express your identity and share your story is an important part of connecting with others through language.

You’ll also explore the key cultural differences between Spanish and UK culture, covering a range of topics, from social media and technology to leisure activities, food, and sport, to be able to confidently communicate ideas about culture in Spanish.

2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest 

This next theme will continue to develop your ability to read, write, and speak in Spanish, teaching you the key phrases relating to your home environment and places in general. You’ll be able to answer questions about where you live and understand how to read and speak about the issues that impact areas both locally and internationally, such as homelessness or climate change.

This module will enhance your ability to provide details and opinions in Spanish, as you learn to hold conversations and write about social issues and international events, both past and present, giving your own point of view.

3: Current and future study and employment 

In this final module, you should be able to accurately use Spanish vocabulary and grammatical structures to reference your experience of education, talking about how your studies impact your future career choices. You’ll be able to respond to questions about your ambitions and job prospects and demonstrate your comprehension of a variety of written and spoken texts and narratives.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

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.

Sorry, this course isn’t available to students outside the UK.

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.