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Preparing for the New AQA GCSE Spanish Specification, For First Teaching 2024

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This new course is designed to equip AQA GCSE Spanish teachers with the knowledge and tools to effectively teach the new GCSE Specification, for first teaching in 2024. The course will cover key changes in the syllabus, teaching strategies, and assessment methods to ensure educators are well-prepared to guide their students towards success in the updated GCSE Spanish examinations.


  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the new AQA GCSE Spanish Specification for first teaching in 2024
  • Learn effective teaching  strategies to engage students and foster language proficiency
  • Acquire valuable insights into formative assessment and feedback practices for improved student outcomes
  • Obtain practical tips and resources to prepare students for speaking, writing, listening, and reading examinations
  • Enhance cultural awareness and appreciation in the Spanish language classroom


Understanding the New AQA GCSE Spanish Specification

10.00 – 10.40am
  • Overview of changes for first teaching in 2024.
  • Introduction to the new assessment criteria and exam formats
  • Key topics and themes to be covered in the updated syllabus
  • Identifying opportunities for cross-curricular integration

Morning Break

10.40 – 11.00am

Developing Effective Teaching Strategies

11.00 – 11.40am
  • Incorporating authentic materials and resources in the classroom to improve vocabulary
  • Encouraging reading aloud and dictation
  • Strategies for incorporating Phonics for language learners at GCSE
  • Differentiated instruction for diverse learner needs

Preparing Students for the Speaking Test

11.40 – 12.30pm
  • Familiarising students with the speaking test format and assessment criteria.
  • Providing opportunities for students to practice speaking on various topics.
  • Effective feedback techniques to help students improve their spoken proficiency.
  • Tips for building students’ confidence and reducing speaking anxiety



12.30 – 1.30pm

Improving Students Writing Skills

1.30 – 2.20pm
  • Teaching strategies for enhancing students’ writing proficiency in Spanish
  • Developing techniques for different writing tasks
  • Incorporating grammar and vocabulary exercises to support writing development
  • Addressing common challenges in writing and providing constructive feedback

Afternoon Break

2.20 – 2.30pm

Enhancing Comprehension and Translation Skills

2.30 – 3.30pm
  • Strategies for improving students’ comprehension of written and spoken texts
  • Techniques for developing translation skills between Spanish and English
  • Practice exercises to reinforce comprehension and translation abilities
  • Addressing common challenges in comprehension and translation tasks



London | Friday 17 November 2023
London | Friday 01 March 2024

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London | Friday 17 November 2023
London | Friday 01 March 2024

This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.


Juliet Park is Director of Languages for the Share Trust, she has been an AQA trainer for several years with a particular focus on GCSE. She is a consultant for the AET trust, an advisor to BBC Bitesize and supports schools nationally with training and maximising teacher and student performance.


  • Teachers of AQA GCSE Spanish
  • Heads of Department
  • Teachers moving to AQA GCSE Spanish from 2024


  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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