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GCSE Spanish Student Revision Conference

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This revised conference will provide students with a motivational informative and valuable revision day on GCSE Spanish. This interactive and refreshed day is specially designed by current senior examiners, who will give expert advice, guidance and examples to help focus on the key points to maximise students’ exam achievements. This conference is targeted for both Pearson Edexcel and AQA students.


  • Boost your students’ performance in key areas of GCSE Spanish with a summary of the learning from the past two years.
  • Hear from current examiners who will inspire your students with advice from their own perspective.
  • Learn the common pitfalls and how to avoid these.
  • Interactive, fast-paced day with student participation throughout
  • Take home a full set of revision notes written by senior examiners
  • Be inspired by an impressive, motivational and valuable session


Welcome and Introduction

10.00 – 10.10am

Quick-fire warm up quiz


Achieving well in the listening questions

10.40 – 11.00am
  • Understand exactly how the questions work, key words to look out for in order to dispel any common misunderstanding.
  • The importance of vocabulary – crucial vocabulary and how to make sure you know it
  • Every mark counts! Strategies to achieve highly on the listening questions
  • How to make the most of the 5 minutes’ reading time
  • Don’t get caught out by distractors
  • Using the paper to your advantage – setting yourself up to succeed


11.35 – 11.55am
  • Write your question for the Question Box

Paper 3 – Improving your Spanish reading skills

11.20 – 12.20pm
  • Different question types – what the examiners are really looking for
  • Improving your exam technique – making vocabulary connections
  • Dealing with authentic texts – strategies that work
  • Improving your French-English translation skills – top tips
  • Student activity: Read and respond


12.20 – 12.50pm

Question box: A prize is awarded for the best question.

12.50 – 1.00pm

Papers 3 and 4 – Embracing translation questions

1.00 – 1.30pm
  •  Scoring highly on every aspect of the translation task: Examiner guidance on successful high quality translations
  • Grammar pitfalls – what is wrong and why? – avoiding misinterpretations
  • Active vocabulary learning: techniques that work both inside the classroom and out


Paper 4: Showcasing your writing skills

1.30 – 2.30pm
  • The shorter writing tasks: what the examiners expect to see and how to ensure that this is what you put in.
  • The extended writing tasks: a look at the examiners’ reports – what do they want?
  • Making your writing more interesting with sophisticated language
  • Student activity: Which is the best? Student marking exercise

Paper 2: Approaching the speaking element with confidence

2.30 – 3.00pm
  • The role play – why less is more
  • The photo card – how to be ready for any photo
  • The general conversation – how to prepare well and score highly
  • Other top tips from the examiners, with student exercises to show these at work

Final Top Tips

2.30 – 3.00pm
  • Advice on how to best use revision tools, including the specification
  • A reminder of the key lessons and advice provided during the day


Our In-School student revision conferences can be tailored to suit your needs and priorities. The final cost will be confirmed once your requirements have been discussed with our team. To enquire or for further information, please email:

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