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
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
Correction to the number of marks available for the Speaking role play
Corrections to Paper 4 Writing (H) mark scheme: Question 1: communication and content mark grid - Higher tier.
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.
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.
Amendments to Appendix 3 to replace, amend, or add to words in the vocabulary list.
77, 78, 79, 82, 85, 95, 99, 104, 109-110, 113, 116-124, 130, 134, 136, 139, 141, 144, 148-155
Corrections to information about Discount Codes
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Why choose Edexcel GCSE Spanish?
Supporting you in planning and implementing this qualification
Qualification at a glance
Subject content and assessment information
Themes and topics
Paper 1: Listening and understanding in Spanish
Paper 2: Speaking in Spanish
Paper 3: Reading and understanding in Spanish
Paper 4: Writing in Spanish
Administration and general information
Access arrangements, reasonable adjustments, special consideration and malpractice
Student recruitment and progression
Appendix 1: Candidate speaking examination record form (CS2)
Appendix 2: Grammar list
Appendix 3: Vocabulary list
Appendix 4: The context for the development of this qualification
Appendix 5: Transferable skills
Appendix 6: Codes
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