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Spanish GCSE at Cromwell Community College

Course description

Modern Foreign Languages What Will I Study? The courses in French, German and Spanish are exactly the same, leading to the GCSE examination at the end of the eleventh year. During the course you and your teacher will be assessing how well you make progress in the skills of “communication” and “information”. As successful language learning is all about being able to communicate and convey information, this process should go “hand in hand” with the examination course. How Will I Learn? The course is very practical in nature, equipping you to communicate at a basic level in both holiday and business situations in French and Spanish speaking countries. You will cover a whole variety of practical situations, such as holiday, dealing with illness, meeting new people, travelling and eating out in Europe. How Will I Be Assessed? The course is designed to ensure that you are able to develop the useful language skills of SPEAKING, UNDERSTANDING, READING and WRITING. The course is assessed through a mixture of short tests and final examination based on four modules: - Module One “My World”. This is assessed through a major oral test, accounting for 12½% of your GCSE mark. This takes place in December of Year 10. - Module Two “Holiday Time and Travel”. This module is assessed through a large end of module exam administered in May of Year 10 (25% of GCSE). - Module Three “Work and Lifestyle”. Again assessed in College making up 12½% of the GCSE mark. - Module Four “The Young Person in Society”. This is assessed through a series of exams administered at the end of Year 11 (50% of GCSE marks). As you can see, GCSE assessment begins soon into Year 10 and carries on throughout the course. Towards the end of the course, some of the papers are tiered into levels of ability. You will choose the correct paper for yourself, with the guidance of your teacher. You will receive feedback throughout the course on how you are doing and broadly what grade you are working towards. Will There Be Any Homework? Homework is an integral part of the course and will be set regularly. What Do I Need for Modern Foreign Languages? Consistent attendance at College is vital, so as not to miss any work or any of the tests.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Modern Languages and specialise in Spanish or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to Languages such as a Teacher, Translator or you may wish to use your Spanish to study or work over in Spain. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

Further information

Contact Enquiries for further information. Delivery: Full-time

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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