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SPANISH

Exam Board - CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL

The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Spanish is designed for students who are studying Spanish in order to enhance their future education or employment prospects.

Achievement is broadly equivalent to Levels A2 and B1 of the CEFR. Students at this level are expected to understand the main points of familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. and can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken.

They can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest, and can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Students will be expected to communicate formally and informally in a range of contexts, and to understand a wide range of texts and styles. The aim of the qualification is to test Spanish language competence through realistic and contextualized tasks based on authentic texts.

Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are tested through three examination papers: PAPER 1: Listening Weighting: 25%, PAPER 2: Reading Weighting: 25% Writing and grammar Weighting: 25%, PAPER 3: Speaking Weighting: 25%

FIRST LANGUAGE SPANISH

Exam Board - CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL

Assessment

Assessment Pattern: Candidates will sit two examinations component

2: Reading Passages (Extended) 2 hours (50%) Component

3: Directed Writing and Composition 2 hours (50%)

Content overview - Cambridge IGCSE First Language Spanish offers candidates the opportunity to respond with understanding to a rich array of reading texts during the course as a whole. Candidates will use these texts to inform and inspire their own writing, and will write in a range of text types for different purposes and audiences.

The aims are to enable students to:

•• read a wide range of texts, fluently and with good understanding, enjoying and appreciating a variety of language

•• read critically and use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing

•• write accurately and effectively, using Spanish appropriately

•• work with information and with ideas in language by developing skills of evaluation, analysis, use and inference

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