GCSE Spanish

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Exams from: June 2018
  • Specification code: 8698
  • QAN code: 601/8160/6

Our GCSE Spanish specification has been created with teachers to ensure our assessments are clear and accessible, with a range of topics which aim to expand students’ cultural knowledge.

Students will be tested in listening, reading, speaking and writing and will develop transferable skills, relevant to further study and the world of work. The range of topics within the specification aims to inspire students who are interested in Spanish culture and Spanish speaking countries.

We’ve also created a variety of resources to support you in planning, teaching and assessing this specification, in a way that stimulates and motivates your students.

Specification

Specification at a glance

Past papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources

Plan

7

Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

All planning resources

Teach

19

Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

All teaching resources

Assess

126

Prepare your students for assessment. Specimen and past papers, mark schemes, example answers.

All assessment resources

Key dates

  • 1 April 2020GCSE Spanish preliminary materials issued to Examination Officers only from 1st April. Available on Secure Key Materials at aqa.org.uk and dispatched as paper copy from actual entries mid-March. Tests must be conducted between 6th April and 15th May. Not available to teachers and AQA staff via Secure Key Materials at aqa.org.uk until 16th May (8698/SF)
  • 1 April 2020GCSE Spanish preliminary materials issued to Examination Officers only from 1st April. Available on Secure Key Materials at aqa.org.uk and dispatched as paper copy from actual entries mid-March. Tests must be conducted between 6th April and 15th May. Not available to teachers and AQA staff via Secure Key Materials at aqa.org.uk until 16th May (8698/SH)
  • 18 May 2020 Non-exam assessment deadline for GCSE Spanish (8698/SH)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines

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I believe AQA has worked diligently to digest the regulatory requirements and develop a specification that is fit for purpose to suit the needs of UK students.

Leigh Milkamanavicius, Director of Languages, Walsall Academy

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