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 own past, before focusing on grammatical features such as the positioning of adjectives and the definite articles.
In the second unit, you’ll find out how to talk about the typical things you might buy while out shopping, such as food, drink, and clothing. Grammatically, you’ll focus on interrogative particles such as ‘como’ and ‘donde’, as well as possessive adjectives. Moving on, you’ll learn vocabulary that will help you have conversations in shops, along with quantifiers and intensifiers such as ‘muy’ and ‘como’.
Next, you’ll discover how to discuss your everyday life, whilst also learning how to use reflexive pronominal verbs. You’ll also learn how to ask the time, and how to use prepositions to describe placement.
In the fourth unit, you’ll find out how to talk about your holiday experiences and preferences, along with places you’d like to see, and things you’d like to do. As you learn new vocabulary, you’ll also learn how to incorporate days and dates into your Spanish conversations. Grammatically, you’ll focus on irregular verbs, and adverbs related to times and places, such as ‘aqui’ and ‘ahora’.
In unit five, you’ll learn vocabulary related to weather, as well as more serious topics such as poverty and homelessness. You’ll also study the imperfect tense, as well as learn how to express what you ‘should’ or ‘ought to’ do using ‘deber’, ‘debería’ and ‘hay que´’.
In the sixth unit, you’ll develop confidence using the Spanish language to talk about school subjects and rules, as well as your career ambitions for the future. You’ll study the future tense using ‘ser’, ‘tener’ and other irregular verbs, as well as the future tense of regular verbs.
Moving on, you’ll expand your vocabulary in topics related to the media, discovering how to write, speak, and read about films, TV, newspapers, and social media. At the same time, you’ll practise using the present perfect and pluperfect tenses.
Unit eight will focus on customs, events, and typical foods in Spanish speaking countries. As you become confident speaking and writing about your own traditions and festivities, you’ll practise using the conditional tense of regular and irregular verbs, as well as relative adjectives and pronouns
In the ninth unit, you’ll expand your vocabulary related to environmental issues such as recycling and the greenhouse effect, as well as healthy and unhealthy lifestyles. You’ll also learn how to use Spanish grammatical moods such as the imperative and subjunctive.
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.
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.
That’s absolutely fine! You can study via our MyOxbridge portal online, and sit your exams anywhere in the world.