Spanish - Edexcel - Pearson

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GCSE (9-1) Spanish

Specification Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9 - 1) in Spanish (1SP0) First teaching from September 2016 First certification from 2018

Issue 2

Summary of Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Spanish specification Issue 2 changes Summary of changes made between previous issue and this current issue

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Correction to the number of marks available for the Speaking role play

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Corrections to Paper 4 Writing (H) mark scheme: Question 1: communication and content mark grid - Higher tier.

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The second bullet point in mark band 1-3 has been changed to read “limited adaptation of language to narrate, inform and interest; straightforward personal opinions are given with limited justification” Question 1: communication and content mark grid - Higher tier. The first bullet point in mark band 10-12 has been changed to read “communicates information relevant to the task with expansion of key points and ideas.” Question 3: translation mark grid – Higher tier.

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The number of marks allocated to mark bands 7-8 and 9-12 have been corrected to 7-9 and 10-12 respectively. Amendment to correct a spelling error.

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Amendments to Appendix 3 to replace, amend, or add to words in the vocabulary list.

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Corrections to information about Discount Codes

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Contents 1

Introduction

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Why choose Edexcel GCSE Spanish?

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Supporting you in planning and implementing this qualification

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Qualification at a glance

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Subject content and assessment information

Themes and topics

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Paper 1: Listening and understanding in Spanish

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Paper 2: Speaking in Spanish

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Paper 3: Reading and understanding in Spanish

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Paper 4: Writing in Spanish

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Assessment Objectives

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Administration and general information

Entries

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Access arrangements, reasonable adjustments, special consideration and malpractice

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Student recruitment and progression

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Appendix 1: Candidate speaking examination record form (CS2)

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Appendix 2: Grammar list

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Appendix 3: Vocabulary list

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Appendix 4: The context for the development of this qualification

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Appendix 5: Transferable skills

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Appendix 6: Codes

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1 Introduction Why choose Edexcel GCSE Spanish? We believe languages should be accessible for all students. Our new Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Spanish has been developed to help students of all abilities progress and develop a passion for languages, through culturally engaging content. We’ve listened to feedback from the languages community - subject associations, academics and advisors, together with hundreds of teachers and students - and have developed an engaging and inspirational course of study that will enable your students to manipulate and use the target language effectively, independently and creatively, so that they have a solid basis from which to progress to A Level or employment. Engaging and popular topics Our specification includes both familiar and new topics that you have told us you like and that motivate your students. Manageable