Tuesday 20 April 2021

CODE: 8167


Provide your students with a boost on the exam skills and knowledge for Paper 2 (Speaking) and Paper 4 (Writing) 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 2 and Paper 3, including:

  • Spontaneity, fluency and the development of ideas orally
  • Developing the range and the accuracy of lexis and structures used
  • Improving pronunciation and intonation
  • Applying grammar and conveying messages accurately when translating into Spanish


  • 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 Speaking and Writing papers
  • Developing a range of strategies to enable students to produce high quality answers
  • Best practice guidance from an experienced GCSE 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 speaking paper

  • Photo card and role-play
  • Conversation
  • Planning for spontaneity

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

  • Understanding and asking questions
  • Sentence-building and development of ideas
  • Impressive use of grammar

4.30 pmDeveloping core language skills for the speaking and writing paper

  • Understanding of rubric vocabulary
  • Tenses and time phrases
  • Manipulating language from questions to answers

4.40 pm – Understanding the requirements of the writing paper

  • Different question types and their challenges
  • Assessment criteria in practice
  • Proofreading for a range of structures and grammatical accuracy

4.50 pm – Tips and Hints to maximise performance in the writing exam

  • Common pitfalls to avoid in the exam
  • Resources to practise skills needed in the exam
  • Improving performance in the translation into Spanish

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!