GCSE Spanish

“Learners are taught to expand their vocabulary and understanding of grammatical structures.”



Awarding Body


Course Specification

Who to contact for more information about this course

Queries should be directed to the MFL Department

Years taught

Year 10 and Year 11

What is the course structure?

The course continues the work begun in Key Stage 3 on the acquisition of the four skills:


  • Listening

  • Speaking

  • Reading

  • Writing


By covering a wider range of topic areas in greater depth learners are taught to expand their vocabulary and understanding of grammatical structures with the aim of using the language effectively and creatively for the purposes of practical communication.

What will I study?

Lifestyle: Health


Healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and their consequences

Lifestyle: Relationships and Choices

  • Relationships with family friends

  • Future plans regarding: marriage/partnership

  • Social issues and equality


Leisure: Free Time and the Media


  • Free time activities

  • Shopping, money, fashion and trends

  • Advantages & disadvantages of new technology


Leisure: Holidays


  • Plans, preference, experiences

  • What to see and getting around


Home and Environment: Home and Local Area


  • Special occasions celebrated in the home

  • Home, town, neighbourhood and region, where it is and what it is like


Home and Environment: Environment


  • Current problems facing the planet

  • Being environmentally friendly within the home and local area


Work and Education: School/College and Future Plans


  • What school/college is like

  • Pressures and problems

  • Looking for and getting a job

  • Advantages and disadvantages of different jobs

How is the course assessed?


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