IGCSE Spanish-0530

Handbook 2021-2023

Table of Content

Course Description

This syllabus is designed for students who are learning Spanish as a foreign language. The aim is to develop an ability to use the language effectively for practical communication. The course is based on the linked language skills like Reading, Speaking, Writing and listening, and these skills are built on as learner's progress through their studies.

The syllabus also aims to offer insights into the culture of countries where Spanish spoken, thus encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning and towards speakers of other languages

Aims

The aims describe the purpose of a course based on this syllabus.

the aims are to enable students to:

  • develop the language proficiency required to communicate effectively in Spanish at level A2 (CEFR Basic User), with elements of level B1 (CEFR Independent User) •

  • offer insights into the culture and society of countries and communities where Spanish is spoken

  • develop awareness of the nature of language and language learning

  • encourage positive attitudes towards speakers of other languages and a sympathetic approach to other cultures

  • provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation

  • develop transferable skills (e.g. memorizing, drawing of inferences) to complement other areas of the curriculum

  • form a sound base of the skills, language and attitudes required for progression to work or further study, either in Spanish or another subject area.

Syllabus Outline

Nouns gender

  1. singular and plural forms


Articles

  1. definite (including use of al, del, etc.)

  2. Indefinite

  3. lo plus adjective


Adjectives

  1. agreement in number and gender

  2. position of adjectives

  3. demonstrative (all forms of este, ese and aquel)

  4. possessive (all forms)


Adverbs

  1. adverbs ending in -mente

  2. common adverbs and adverbial phrases

  3. adverbs of manner (bien, mal)

  4. adverbs of time (a veces, antes, después, etc.)

  5. adverbs of place (aquí, allí, etc.)

  6. adverbs of degree (bastante, mucho, demasiado, etc.)

  7. adverbial phrases with con or de manera / de modo


Comparatives and superlatives

  1. comparative forms (más...que, menos...que, tan...como, tanto...como)

  2. common adjectives and adverbs of comparison (mejor, peor, más, menos, mayor, menor)

  3. superlatives (el/la/los/las más..., el/la/los/las menos..., lo mejor, lo peor, lo más, lo menos,

  4. lo mayor, lo menor)

  5. adjectives and adverbs ending in -ísimo/-ísima


Pronouns

  1. subject pronouns (yo, tú, él, ella, usted, nosotros/as, vosotros/as, ellos/as, ustedes)

  2. direct object pronouns (me, te, le/lo, la, nos, os, les/los, las)

  3. indirect object pronouns (me, te, le, nos, os, les)

  4. use after prepositions (mí, ti, él, ella, usted, nosotros/as, vosotros/as, ellos/as, ustedes,

  5. conmigo, contigo, etc.)

  6. reflexive pronouns (me, te, se, nos, os, se)

  7. possesive pronouns ((el) mío / (la) mía, etc.)

  8. relative pronouns (que, el/la/los/las que, quien(es), lo que, lo cual)

  9. demonstrative pronouns (all forms of éste, ése and aquél; esto, eso and aquello)


Indefinite adjectives/pronouns

  1. algo, alguien, alguno, mucho, poco, tanto, todo, cualquiera, otro, etc.


Interrogatives

  1. ¿Qué?, ¿Cuánto/a/os/as?, ¿Cuál?, ¿Cuáles?, ¿Quién?, ¿Quiénes?, ¿Cuándo?, ¿Dónde?, ¿Adónde?, ¿Cómo?, ¿Por qué?, ¿Para qué?

Content Overview

The subject content is organized in five broad topic areas (A–E below). These provide contexts for the acquisition of vocabulary and the study of grammar and structures. The study of these topic areas enables students to gain an insight into countries and communities where Spanish is spoken. The five topic areas listed below are described in more detail in section 3. A. Everyday activities B. Personal and social life C. The world around us D. The world of work E. The international world The syllabus gives students opportunities to develop and apply a wide range of foreign language skills. Candidates will be expected to read and understand a variety of written and spoken texts on familiar topics. Candidates will be required to demonstrate understanding of the main ideas, opinions and attitudes, as well as select and extract relevant details and deduce the meaning of occasional unknown words from context. They will also have opportunities to write in Spanish on familiar, everyday topics, and to speak the language by taking part in everyday conversations.

A. Everyday activities

B. Personal and social life

C. The world around us

D. The world of work

E. The international world

The syllabus gives students opportunities to develop and apply a wide range of foreign language skills. Candidates will be expected to read and understand a variety of written and spoken texts on familiar topics. Candidates will be required to demonstrate understanding of the main ideas, opinions and attitudes, as well as select and extract relevant details and deduce the meaning of occasional unknown words from context. They will also have opportunities to write in Spanish on familiar, everyday topics, and to speak the language by taking part in everyday conversations.

Assessment Overview

All candidates take:

Paper 1 Approximately 45 minutes Listening 25% 40 marks Candidates listen to a number of recordings and answer multiple-choice and matching questions. Externally assessed

Paper 2 1 hour Reading 25% 45 marks Candidates read a number of texts and answer multiple-choice and matching questions as well as questions requiring short answers. Externally assessed

Paper 3 Approximately 10 minutes Speaking 25% 40 marks Candidates complete one role play and conversations on two topics. Internally assessed and externally moderated

Paper 4 1 hour Writing 25% 45 marks Candidates complete one form-filling task, one directed writing task and one task in the format of an email/letter or article/blog. Externally assessed

Assessment Objectives

AO1 Listening L1: understand the main points and key information in simple everyday material L2: understand clear speech on a range of familiar topics L3: understand the description of events and expression of ideas, opinions and attitudes in simple texts L4: identify and select relevant information in predictable texts

AO2 Reading R1: understand the main points and key information in simple everyday material R2: understand authentic factual texts on a range of familiar topics R3: understand the description of events and expression of ideas, opinions and attitudes in simple texts R4: identify and select relevant information in predictable texts

AO3 Speaking S1: communicate clearly and effectively in a range of predictable everyday situations S2: engage in conversations on familiar topics, expressing opinions and feelings S3: use a range of structures and vocabulary with reasonable accuracy S4: demonstrate some ability to maintain interaction S5: show some control of pronunciation and intonation

AO4 Writing W1: communicate simple factual information clearly for everyday purposes W2: write simple phrases and sentences on a familiar topic W3: write simple connected texts describing events, experiences, opinions and hopes and ambitions W4: use a range of simple vocabulary and language structures reasonably accurately

Weightings

Questions Papers & Mark Scheme Component wise

Specimen paper 42-0530.pdf
Mark Scheme Paper 12-0530.pdf
Mark Scheme Paper 22-0530.pdf
Specimen paper 22-0530.pdf
Specimen Paper 12-0530.pdf
Mark Scheme Paper 42-0530.pdf

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