Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world as well as a vital tool for business and commerce. Learning GCSE Spanish allows you to develop key language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking with accuracy and fluency. It lays the foundation for anyone wishing to continue with a modern European language at A level.
Ashbourne has a vibrant Language Faculty made up of experienced and enthusiastic teachers. You will quickly build confidence and fluency through immersive language teaching and a wide range of materials selected to suit students’ needs and interests. Moving on to A level Spanish is a natural progression and will set you up for a wide range of university courses including combined degrees with History, Law, Business, Management, Politics and Development Studies, for example.
Which syllabus do we follow?
Ashbourne follows the Edexcel specification for GCSE Spanish (higher tier)
Who teaches this course?
Alberto Lado Rey
MA Hispanic Studies, UCL; BA English Language Studies, University of Santiago de Compestela, Spain; Teachers Training Certificate, University of Santiago de Compestela, Spain
Alberto is Faculty Head of Languages at Ashbourne and has been teaching at the college since 2000. He has been an Edexcel examiner since 2004. Alberto specialises in Spanish and Latin American culture.
The five themes covered in this course are:
These themes are explored in the context of the four language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing.