New Spanish A Level Year 1 (AS) support bundle

New Spanish A Level Year 1 (AS) support bundle

A set of resources to support students through the first year of the new A Level Spanish course (AS). Based on the AQA specification, and following the Hodder text-book, it includes - AS (A Level year 1) overview and lesson-by-lesson Scheme of learning - A Level overview - Paper 2 support booklet (based on the film El laberinto del fauno) - Paper 3 support booklet The fourth booklet contains a very comprehensive (118 pages) overview of the main aspects of Spanish grammar that the students are expected to be able to use on their A Level course.
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Spanish A Level: Paper 2 (writing) Paper 3 (speaking) and Grammar Bundle

Spanish A Level: Paper 2 (writing) Paper 3 (speaking) and Grammar Bundle

Three booklets to prepare students for papers 2 and 3: Paper 2 (writing) - El laberinto del fauno Paper 2 (writing) - La casa de Bernarda Alba Paper 3 (speaking) Each booklet includes a wide range of questions to provide the students with plenty of practice, as well as detailed explanations of the paper's requirements, assessment objectives and mark schemes. The fourth booklet contains a very comprehensive (118 pages) overview of the main aspects of Spanish grammar that the students are expected to be able to use on their A Level course.
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New Spanish A Level Paper 2 (Writing) Support booklet : Volver

New Spanish A Level Paper 2 (Writing) Support booklet : Volver

A twelve page booklet to prepare Spanish A Level students for paper 2 of the new specification (2018 examination), specifically focused on writing about Pedro Almodóvar's film Volver. The booklet includes: - a summary of the requirements of the paper - the assessment objectives and mark scheme - two initial activities to "get the students thinking" (20 questions about key aspects of the film, and lines from the film for the students to discuss) - the four essay questions from the AQA sample materials - a further 15 essay questions (some of them adapted from past exam questions from the outgoing specification). - four pages of useful language to write an essay -a self-assessment check-list for the students to use to reflect on their own work. Please note that both Word and PDF versions of the booklet are included, as sometimes the Word version of files uploaded to TES appear distorted in previews.
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Spanish A Level Paper 2 (writing), Paper 3 (Speaking) and grammar bundle

Spanish A Level Paper 2 (writing), Paper 3 (Speaking) and grammar bundle

Three booklets to prepare students for papers 2 and 3: Paper 2 (writing) - Volver Paper 2 (writing) - La casa de Bernarda Alba Paper 3 (speaking) Each booklet includes a wide range of questions to provide the students with plenty of practice, as well as detailed explanations of the paper's requirements, assessment objectives and mark schemes. The fourth booklet contains a very comprehensive (118 pages) overview of the main aspects of Spanish grammar that the students are expected to be able to use on their A Level course.
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Spanish A Level Grammar Booklet

Spanish A Level Grammar Booklet

Spanish A Level Grammar Booklet. This booklet (120 pages) provides a very comprehensive study of the main grammar points needed at A level (sections of the booklet can also be used at GCSE level). Each section includes an explanation of a grammar point and a variety of activities to consolidate knowledge and understanding. The booklet is divided into the following sections: 1. Nouns 1a. gender 1b. number 2. Articles 3. Adjectives 4. Comparatives and superlatives 5. “Por” and “para” 6. Contractions 7. Negatives 8. Questions 9. Personal a 10. Relative pronouns 11. Possessive adjectives and pronouns 12. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns 13. Direct object pronouns 14. Indirect object pronouns 15. Direct and indirect object pronouns used together 16. Apocopation 17. “Ser” and “estar” 18. Conjugating verbs 19. Present tense 19 a. regular verbs 19 b. irregular verbs 19 c. stem-changing (or radical-changing) verbs 19 d. reflexive verbs 19 e. “gustar” 19 f. back to front verbs 20. Preterite tense 21. Imperfect tense 22. Preterite vs imperfect 23. Present perfect 24. Past perfect (or “pluperfect”) 25. Future simple 26. Conditional 27. Commands (the imperative) 28. Present progressive (or “present continuous”) 29. Present subjunctive 30. Passive voice (and how to avoid it) 31. Conditional clauses
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New Spanish A Level: Equal rights: the rights of women in the work place: La brecha salarial

New Spanish A Level: Equal rights: the rights of women in the work place: La brecha salarial

Reading activity based on an article from La Vanguardia (8th of November 2017) about the pay gap between men and women in Spain. The resource includes 8 activities: - find key vocabulary - true, false or not mentioned - explain what the figures represent - translation into English - explain the title of the article - summarise the text - explain the information in a photograph
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New Spanish GCSE speaking resources (Speaking booklet and Photo Cards)

New Spanish GCSE speaking resources (Speaking booklet and Photo Cards)

A set of four resources to prepare students for the speaking test of the new GCSE speaking exam: - Speaking test booklet, that contains a full explanation of the new speaking exam requirements, sample photo cards and role plays, mark schemes and (a lot!) of questions to prepare each of the three themes - Theme 1 (Identity and culture) Photo cards (40 cards altogether) - Theme 2 (Local, national, international and global areas of interests) Photo Cards (24 cards) - Theme 3 (Current and future study and employment) Photo Cards (26 cards)
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New Spanish GCSE - Theme 1 (Identity and culture) role plays (speaking test)

New Spanish GCSE - Theme 1 (Identity and culture) role plays (speaking test)

A set of 15 role plays covering theme one of the new Spanish GCSE course (based on the AQA specification). It includes 8 foundation and 7 higher role plays, and it covers the aspects family and relationships, technology in everyday life, leisure and festivals. Each role play includes candidate's role and teacher's role, and both the 'tú' and 'usted' forms are used. The file also includes a student-friendly summary of the specification for the new speaking exam and the mark scheme for the role play. I have also included files with the mark schemes (foundation and higher) for the speaking test to provide the students with instant, personalised feedback as they complete practice speaking papers. Theme 2 also available, Theme 3 coming soon!
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Spanish GCSE writing and speaking exam questions: Good and Better WILFs

Spanish GCSE writing and speaking exam questions: Good and Better WILFs

Two Smartboard Notebook presentations that contain personalised Good and Better WILFs for each of the questions in the new AQA Spanish GCSE writing and speaking exams (at both foundation and higher tiers). Each slide contains three sets of WILFs, attached to a grade (grades 3, 4 and 5 in foundation, 4/5, 6 and 7+ in higher) and they are named after a Spanish city (Sevilla, Barcelona -currently still part of Spain! -and Madrid). Finally, each WILF contains a description of what good progress and good progress for students attempting that WILF would be.
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New Spanish GCSE Role Plays (speaking test)

New Spanish GCSE Role Plays (speaking test)

Three sets of foundation and higher role plays covering Theme 1 (Identity and culture), Theme 2 (local, regional, international and global areas of interest) and part of Theme 3 (Present and future education and emplyment). The set currently includes 60 role plays altogether. For other speaking resources (General conversation booklet, Photo Cards) please visit my shop.
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New French GCSE writing and speaking exams: Good and Better WILFs

New French GCSE writing and speaking exams: Good and Better WILFs

Two Smartboard Notebook presentation that contain personalised Good and Better WILFs for each of the questions in the new AQA Frech GCSE writing and speaking exams (at both foundation and higher tier). Each slide contains three sets of WILFs, attached to a grade (grades 3, 4 and 5 in foundation, 4/5, 6 and 7+ in higher) and they are named after a French city (Bordeaux, Nice and Paris). Finally, each WILF contains a description of what good progress and good progress for students attempting that WILF would be.
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New Spanish GCSE: Theme 3 (Current and future study and employment) Photo Cards (Speaking test)

New Spanish GCSE: Theme 3 (Current and future study and employment) Photo Cards (Speaking test)

A set of 26 Photo Cards covering the whole of Theme 3 (Current and future study and employment) of the new GCSE course: 3.a. My studies (8 cards) 3.b. Life at school / college (6 cards) 3.c. Education post-16 (4 cards) 3.d. Jobs, career choices and ambitions (8 cards) Each card includes four foundation questions (in red) and four higher question (in blue), the first of which is always '¿Qué hay en la foto?. If you like this resource, Photo Cards for theme one and theme two are also available.!
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New Spanish A Level: El ciberespacio -quizzes

New Spanish A Level: El ciberespacio -quizzes

Three activities adapted from online questionnaires / quizzes to discuss whether the students depend too much on their mobile phones, social media and the internet in general. Useful vocabulary for the new A Level topic of Cyberspace.
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New French GCSE -Theme 3 (Current and future study and employment) writing exam and feedback sheets

New French GCSE -Theme 3 (Current and future study and employment) writing exam and feedback sheets

Two practice writing papers (one foundation, one higher) following the format of the new GCSE writing exam, and focusing on the topics covered in Theme 3 (Current and future study and employment). The foundation paper includes four questions (describe the photo, 40 words question, translation and 90 words question) and the higher paper includes three (90 words question, 150 words question and translation). I have also included two feedback sheets (one foundation, one higher) that include"check-lists" (based on the AQA mark scheme for writing) to provide quick, personalised feedback for each of the questions. The check lists provide the students with feedback on what went well (WWW) and what they need to do to improve further (TIF). Also available in Spanish
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New French GCSE - Theme 2 writing exam and feedback sheets

New French GCSE - Theme 2 writing exam and feedback sheets

Two practice writing papers (one foundation, one higher) following the format of the new GCSE writing exam, and focusing on the topics covered in Theme 2. The foundation paper includes four questions (describe the photo, 40 words question, translation and 90 words question) and the higher paper includes three (90 words question, 150 words question and translation). I have also included two feedback sheets (one foundation, one higher) that include"check-lists" (based on the AQA mark scheme for writing) to provide quick, personalised feedback for each of the questions. The check lists provide the students with feedback on what went well (WWW) and what they need to do to improve further (TIF). Also available in Spanish: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spanish-gcse-theme-2-writing-exam-and-feedback-sheets-11587008
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New French GCSE - Writing exam: practice papers and Feedback sheets

New French GCSE - Writing exam: practice papers and Feedback sheets

Three sets of writing papers, following the new French GCSE specification (AQA). Each individual set includes two papers (foundation and higher) covering one of the three themes (Identity and culture, Local, regional, international and global areas of interest and Current and future study and employment), as well as an overview of the requirements of the exam and a foundation and a higher "check list" to provide the students with quick, personalised feedback for each question. Also available in Spanish: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spanish-gcse-writing-exam-practice-papers-and-feedback-sheets-11729983
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Spanish Cover Worksheets

Spanish Cover Worksheets

A set of 13 time-saving worksheets to set quick, simple cover work. Suitable for younger students. Each worksheet includes bilingual vocabulary lists and simple activities (with instructions in English) for the students to complete at their own pace.
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Spanish A Level: Paper 2 (writing) Paper 3 (speaking) and Grammar Bundle

Spanish A Level: Paper 2 (writing) Paper 3 (speaking) and Grammar Bundle

Three booklets to prepare students for papers 2 and 3: Paper 2 (writing) - El laberinto del fauno Paper 2 (writing) - La casa de Bernarda Alba Paper 3 (speaking) Each booklet includes a wide range of questions to provide the students with plenty of practice, as well as detailed explanations of the paper's requirements, assessment objectives and mark schemes. The fourth booklet contains a very comprehensive (118 pages) overview of the main aspects of Spanish grammar that the students are expected to be able to use on their A Level course.
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New Spanish GCSE - Speaking Test Booklet (updated)

New Spanish GCSE - Speaking Test Booklet (updated)

Support booklet to prepare students for the new GCSE speaking exam. The booklet includes a detailed summary of the requirements of the new speaking exam (role play, photo card and general conversation), both at foundation and higher levels, explained in a student-friendly way, as well as the mark schemes for each element of the test, examples of role plays (foundation and higher) and photo cards (with foundation and higher questions), and a very comprehensive list of questions for the general conversation , based on (but not limited to) the specimen questions from AQA. All the questions have been translated to allow the teachers to use them in the classroom, set them as homework or tell the students to work independently on them . Additionally, the resource includes a foundation and higher check-list to provide the students with immediate, personalised feedback.
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Spanish A Level Paper 3 (speaking test) support booklet

Spanish A Level Paper 3 (speaking test) support booklet

A 37-page booklet to help prepare Spanish A Level students for Paper 3 (speaking test). The booklet covers the four themes and twelve sub-themes studied in the two-year course, as well as guidelines on how to approach the Individual research project. It also includes a student-friendly overview of the new specification, an explanation of the requirements of Paper 3, the assessment objectives and the mark scheme for both part one (discussion if a sub-theme) and part two (presentation and discussion of the individual research project) of the paper. Each sub-theme in part one is illustrated with one of the sample photo cards from AQA, followed by a list of 20 to 30 questions that the students could be expected to be able to answer when discussing the sub-theme. There are 285 questions altogether, providing the students with opportunities to study each sub-theme in quite a lot of detail (and the teachers with plenty of homework opportunities!) The booklet also explains what the individual research project consists of, what the teacher's role is and suggested titles. Finally, the booklet also contain three pages of useful language for the test.
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