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Outstanding Assessment, Marking and Feedback in AQA A-Level Spanish

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This brand-new course for all teachers of AQA A-Level Spanish will explore how you can turn the mistakes made in previous exam series into an opportunity for positive change moving forward, fully preparing your students for success in the year ahead and beyond. This interactive course will support and challenge teachers in equal measures.

You will leave with a thorough overview of the main lessons to be learnt from previous examinations and a wide range of ideas, methods and approaches to prepare students to maximise their potential in the 2025 exams. Emphasis will be made on the demands of the exams that are not met as well as they could be, and the implications this has for your A-Level teaching and learning.


  •  Understand the main lessons to be learnt from the most recent examinations
  • Gain an informed overview of key areas of concern
  • Learn new and innovative ways to deliver areas that target the areas of concern
  • Experience and try out novel pedagogy
  • Produce a strategic approach to maximise student success in 2025


The Exam – Reflections and Approaches

10.00 – 10.30am
  • Key messages to be learned from the most recent examinations
  • Matching messages to actual examination questions and student responses
  • Discussing the reasons that can be attributed to problematic areas
  • Reflecting on what may have been delivered more effectively

The Exam – Reflections and Approaches

10.30 – 11.30pm
  • The main factors that affect examination success in translation. Why paraphrasing is such an issue
  • Deep-diving the problem questions from Paper 1 in terms of the receptive skills of listening and reading
  • Reflecting on the problems with the synonym task and which aspects of the task are more problematic
  • Making a plan of action- what should we do? How should we do it?

Morning Break

11.30 – 11.50pm

A Focus On Paper 2

11.50 – 12.30pm
  • How students answer compared to what the exam board want
  • Strategies to meet the demands of content and accuracy
  • Managing difficult titles and knowing the difference between the film and literature questions
  • Analytical clinic. How can students evaluate accurately?


12.30 – 1.30pm

Speaking Test Headaches: Analysing Paper 3 and Moving Forward

1.30 – 2.15pm
  •  Dealing with the stimulus cards; the best ways to prepare students to excel in this component
  • Strategies to embed oral success in lessons, and the demands of Paper 3
  • What is holding students back in the IRP performance? How to best tackle the IRP in the 2025 series?
  • Final takeaways from the paper and innovative teaching ideas to implement in the classroom

Afternoon Break

2.15pm – 2.30pm

Moving forward and Maximising Success in 2025 and Beyond

2.30 – 3.30pm
  •  Producing a plan of action to maximise student success
  • Specific lessons to be learnt and how to prevent them from happening again
  • Ensuring whole department success- managing staff and developing a progressive teaching culture that organically learns and improves



London | Friday 05 July 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.


Tim Guilford is an experienced education professional who held the role of Deputy Head of a London School for a number of years until recently. He is currently working as a consultant and trainer providing professional development in teaching and learning for Modern Languages as well as leadership and management, coaching and mentoring, and revision skills workshops to students.

Tim has significant experience as a senior examiner and as an Ofqual consultant for A-Level, and is coauthoring the new Hodder IGCSE Spanish textbook.


  • Teachers of AQA A-Level Spanish
  • Heads of Department
  • Prospective or new teachers of AQA A-Level Spanish


  • 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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