Code: 7783


This 60 minute is designed for all AQA A Level Spanish  students who are looking for that final extra reinforcement and boost, prior to exams, with key advice, techniques and tips from a current A level Spanish examiner.

The webinar will focus on key areas to get right for success in the Paper 1 exam, including:

  • writing concise and accurate summaries
  • strategies to meet Examiners’ expectations to gain the highest AO3 marks in the summaries
  • translating accurately into Spanish and English
  • dealing with complex and higher-level grammar
  • responding effectively in writing to listening and reading material


  • Access last minute exam technique tips to support you to achieve the very best result
  • Gain exceptional understanding of the most challenging areas of Paper 1
  • Gain top level strategies for producing excellent answers to summary questions
  • Focus on what makes top mark band translations and pitfalls to avoid
  • Best practice revision tips and guidance from an AQA expert
  • A set of revision resources that will be sent in advance of the course that you will be able to use immediately to support your independent studies


  • All students of AQA A-level Spanish


4.00pm – Introduction, welcome and sound check

4.05pm – Answer comprehension questions effectively

  • How to tackle listening and reading questions
  • Giving precise responses to target language questions
  • Explicit guidance: gap fill and synonym questions

4.20pm – Tips and hints for maximising marks in the summary questions

  • Understanding the requirements of the summary questions
  • Maximising language marks
  • Manipulating grammar to respond concisely and accurately

4.30pm – Activity

  • Analysing student responses – why do these get high marks?

4.35pm – Translation 

  • Common features of the translation questions
  • Techniques and tips  for success: translation in English and translation into Spanish
  • Checking your work for accuracy
  • Translation into English: how to gain easy marks and those top grades
  • Translation into Spanish: maintaining accuracy and dealing with complex grammar

Activity – Marking and analysing example translations.

Samantha Broom

Samantha is a current examiner with a leading examination board. She is an experienced teacher of Spanish and French with extensive experience as Head of Department and excellent results . She specialises in teaching Spanish at both GCSE and A Level and has been involved in authoring resources for both Nelson Thornes (OUP) and Pearson. Samantha has worked in both state and independent schools and she is an experienced presenter with a passion for using the target language in the classroom, as well as using technology to enhance teaching and learning.