Tim Peake Conference Centre, CHICHESTER
12:15 - 14:45
2.5 hours x 30 sessions
Up to 100% concession available, please call call us on 0345 6010161 for more information.
What is the course about?
This course aims to prepare students for the GCSE examination higher tier in Spanish. The students will sit all their exams at the end of the course –linear qualification.
Examination board: AQA
Specification: AQA | GCSE | Spanish | Specification at a glance
The specification covers three distinct themes. These themes apply to all four question papers.
• Theme 1: Identity and culture
• Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest:
• Theme 3: Current and future study and employment
Students are expected to understand and provide information and opinions about these themes relating to their own experiences and those of other people, including people in countries/communities where Spanish is spoken.
Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills will be developed through the study of a range of topics presented in a variety of written and audio-visual formats (i.e. short newspaper and magazine articles, videos, etc).
Grammar: students are expected to use present, past and future time frames with confidence, with emphasis on past tenses (perfect, imperfect and preterit), pronouns and prepositions; understanding and limited use of some conditional and subjunctive.
For more details, please see: AQA | Spanish | Subject content | Grammar
What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?
Students should have attended a Spanish Upper Improvers course with us or have studied the language for at least 4 years.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section on our website.
It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation. It would be helpful if you had knowledge of more intermediate grammar terminology such as: prepositions, direct and indirect pronouns, subjunctive, main and subordinate clause.
What do I need to bring with me?
A pen and some paper. At the first session your tutor will discuss with you and recommend the purchase of a suitable dictionary and textbook.
Are there any additional costs?
What can I do next?
Spanish A level.
You might also like to progress to other Aspire Sussex courses developed to improve your skills for everyday life, employment, health and wellbeing or to explore a personal interest, see below.
Learning for Life: Develop your skills to support greater independence, including digital skills and skills to support family learning. Courses available include: Computer Skills for Beginners and Improvers, Microsoft packages, Creative Writing and British Sign Language.
Learning for Work: Develop your skills for the workplace, including to improve the chance of getting a job or to progress at work. Courses available include; Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills English and Maths, Digital Skills qualifications, and GCSE English and Maths.
Learning for Health & Wellbeing: Develop your skills to support personal wellbeing including confidence and independence through healthy body and mind and improved nutrition. Courses available include: Yoga, Pilates, Cooking/Nutrition and Art for Wellbeing.
Learning for Personal Interest: Develop skills to support your quality of life, gain cultural enrichment and personal fulfilment, encourage social interaction. Courses available include: Textiles, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Drawing and Painting, Pottery, Photography and many more.
Detailed information on or all these courses and many more can be found online or in our brochure. If you have any questions, please ask your tutor or contact aspire on 0345 601 01 61 or visit our website at www.aspiresussex.org.uk
Course LocationTim Peake Conference Centre