Tuesday 22 June 2021 – 4pm

CODE: 8168


Provide your students with a boost on the exam skills and knowledge for Paper 1 (Listening) and Paper 3 (Reading) of the AQA and Pearson GCSE Spanish examinations.

This webinar includes a set of notes which will be sent in advance for teachers to use with their students and which students will be able to use after the webinar to improve their exam revision.

This interactive webinar will focus on the most challenging areas of the Paper 1 and Paper 3, including:

  • Question types
  • Dealing with rubrics
  • The section where answers are in Spanish
  • Applying grammar and conveying messages accurately when translating into English


  • Practising key exam techniques to get your students to achieve the very best result
  • Deepening students’ understanding of marking criteria and how to achieve the highest scores in the Listening and Reading papers
  • Developing a range of strategies to enable students to produce high quality answers
  • Insights from an experienced examiner
  • A set of notes and resources that can be used immediately in class and for revision


4.00 pm – Introduction, welcome and sound check

4.05 pm – Understanding the requirements of the listening paper

  • The question types
  • How to answer clearly
  • Dealing with difficult vocabulary

4.20 pm – Tips and hints for maximising performance in the listening exam

  • Using the reading time to best effect
  • Dealing with the unknown
  • Accurate answers make all the difference

4.30 pmDeveloping your comprehension skills

  • Dealing with inference
  • Qualified language
  • Manipulating language from questions to answers

4.40 pm – Understanding the requirements of the reading paper

  • Different question types and their challenges
  • Dealing with the literary texts
  • The challenges of longer reading passages

4.50 pm – Tips and Hints to maximise performance in the translation into English

  • Common pitfalls to avoid in the exam
  • The idea of message transfer

Improving performance

Tim Guilford

Tim Guilford is an author, former GCSE examiner and consultant in modern languages, with many years’ experience as a trainer. Tim’s courses focus on practical strategies, ideas and discussion and he is mindful of the workload of teachers, so he teaches delegates to work smarter, not harder!