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 at AQA and Edexcel GCSE students.

 

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Boost your students’ performance in key areas of GCSE Spanish with a summary of the learning from past examinations.
  • Hear from current examiners who will inspire your students with advice from their own perspective.
  • Learn about 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

10.30– 10.40 am Quick-fire warm-up quiz

10:40 – 11:20 am: Paper 1- Achieving in the Listening questions

  • Understand exactly how the questions work, key words to look out for in order to dispel any common misunderstanding.
  • The importance of vocabulary – how to revise to apply the correct technical term
  • Achieving maximum marks for contextual questions
  • Every mark counts! Strategies to achieve highly on the listening questions
  • Preparing to answer
  • How to make the most of the 5 minutes’ reading time

11.20 – 11.40.pm Break Submit your questions for the experts

11.40– 12:20pm: Paper 2- Translation questions

  • 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.

12.20- 12.40 pm Lunch

12:40-12.50 pm Question box A prize is awarded for the best question

12.50 – 1.25 pm: Papers 3 – Improving Spanish reading skills to get full marks

  • Getting underneath the surface of the questions what the examiners are really looking for?
  • How to approach this section of the exam with confidence
  • Making connections in vocabulary- the strengths and weaknesses

1.25 – 2:10 pm: Paper 4: Developing your writing skills to be exam quality

  • 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: what the examiners want and how to meet this
  • Using wide-ranging vocabulary to make writing more interesting
  • Complexity is the keyhow to make writing better not longer.
  • Analyse example answers to see how to move through the levels, what do the top responses look like

2.10 – 2.45pm: The speaking element

  • Top tips from the examiners, with student exercises to show these work
  • Speak with confidence and learn how to target your efforts on each part of the speaking assessment

2.45 – 3.00pm: Final Quiz and Top Tips

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

Students £25+VAT

One free teacher place for every 10 student places
Additional teachers £35+VAT
Individual teachers £80+VAT