Learning a second language can prove to be extremely useful during a person’s lifetime.
Not only does it provide them with the essential skills needed to order food and ask for directions on holiday, an International GCSE Spanish opens the door for students that may wish to migrate to a Spanish-speaking country – such as Spain, Peru or even Argentina – in the future.
The course is not ideal for complete beginners and it will be helpful if you have some experience with the Spanish language. Although the Oxford Home Schooling course is a self-contained study guide, no one book or course could completely prepare you for the International GCSE examination. The examination is designed to test your ability to use and understand Spanish in many different situations and to enable you to gain insights into the culture and civilisation of Spain and Spanish-speaking countries.
You should, therefore, try to read as widely as possible in the Spanish language. The course will provide guidance as to where you can access addition reading, speaking, and listening practices.
This course is designed to cover a broad range of topics, including the following:
- About me
- Day to day life
- Holidays and travel
- Modern life
- Speaking and listening skills
Oxford Home Schooling’s Spanish IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE in Spanish (4SP1) for exams in 2019 and later years.
Examinations and Assessment
The International GCSE Spanish is assessed in three examinations
Paper 1 – Listening – This paper last for 30 minutes + 5 minutes reading time and contributes 25% of the final mark.
Paper 2 – Reading and Writing – This paper lasts for 1 hour 45 minutes and contributes 50% of the final mark.
Paper 3 – Speaking – This assessment lasts 8-10 minutes. The student is expected to converse in Spanish on a prepared topic. Paper 3 contributes 25% of the final mark.
Due to Covid, the specification has been reduced for 2021 exams only. Details can be found here.
Course duration and study time
When you enrol with Oxford Home Schooling we will agree on an intended examination date with you. Your support will last all the way up to this examination date, regardless of whether you decide to do the course in 9 months or 30.
The recommended number of study hours for this course is 200 hours
Our International GCSE Spanish course fee is £425.
You may pay using our interest-free easy payment scheme. Pay a £85 deposit followed by eight monthly instalments of £42.50.
You will receive support from a fully-qualified tutor holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education.
This support includes:
- Marking all assignments for the course
- Written answers to specific study problems
- Telephone contact
When you begin this course, you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser. Your support period lasts up to this examination date.
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With an International GCSE Spanish tucked under their belt, students will have a number of options to choose from.
A popular option is to continue studying Spanish at AS and A2 level, with some students even choosing to study the Spanish language at university.
Others prefer to test their Spanish skills out by taking a holiday to Spain or South America, while a small minority opt to move their focus onto another language or an A level topic.
Whichever option you choose, you’ll love showing off your bi-lingual side to your friends and family!