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KS4 Spanish

Key Stage 4 Course Information Page

Course Name : GCSE Spanish (Edexcel)

What is the qualification?

One full GCSE awarded at grades 9 – 1.

What will I be doing on the course? How will it be structured?

Throughout this two year course you will be completing a variety of listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. The topic areas studied are:

  • Identity and culture
  • Local area, holidays, and travel
  • School
  • Future aspirations, study, and work
  • International and global dimensions

All four examinations will be completed at the end of Year 11. The course is weighted as follows:

  • Listening examination – 25% of final grade
  • Reading examination- 25% of final grade
  • Speaking examination- 25% of final grade
  • Writing examination- 25% of final grade


The table below indicates the school terms in which the assessments will take place:

 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 10Oral controlled assessment
Written controlled assessment
Written controlled assessmentOral controlled assessment
Written controlled assessment
Year 11May/June:
Listening examination
Reading examination

What skills do I need to develop to be successful at this course?

In order to be successful in this course you will need to develop your level of proficiency in each skill.

What could I use this qualification for?

Entrance to many further education institutions is often dependent on students possessing a GCSE or other qualification in MFL. There are a variety of careers on offer to those of you who have studied languages.