We offer Spanish I/GCSE courses for adolescents and adults as part of our private tuition services, with the timetable and format tailored to individual needs. These courses can also be delivered as part of our group tuition services through David Game College (only up to the age of 18), depending on the specific circumstances.
Our teaching methods place special emphasis on the development of language skills in the form of oral and written communication, while continuing to pay attention to the theoretical aspects of the Spanish language.
We encourage our students not just to learn a language, but to use it confidently and appropriately in a variety of contexts. Our exam preparation courses allow for this, whilst gaining a desirable qualification in the process.
What board do we do? Edexcel
Why study Spanish I/GCSE? GCSEs are a crucial step in the educational system and are important for entry into Higher Education and most vocational training in the UK.
At nearly 450 million speakers, Spanish is the second most common language in the world. If you are looking to learn a language that will open up several continents then Spanish can definitely provide. It certainly is the primary language in Spain, South and Central America, along with being widely spoken in the US.
Preparing for I/GCSE Spanish will allow students to explore and appreciate Spanish culture through its language. The aim of the qualification is to test Spanish language competence through realistic and contextualised tasks based on authentic texts. Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are tested through three examination papers.
Which subjects complement Spanish? Spanish combines well with a number of other subjects. The related disciplines of other languages, Business Studies, ICT and Economics are obvious examples. Other suitable subjects are Art and Design (Photography), Law and Travel & Tourism.
What careers and University courses can Spanish lead to?
With the growing expectation that candidates applying for jobs should be competent in at least one foreign language, Spanish is suitable for students wishing to pursue a wide variety of courses and subsequent careers.
The Advantages of Private Tuition
- Private tuition is extremely flexible as a teaching method, and it enables students to work at their own pace. Students can get through a lot of material quickly without having to wait for others to catch up before the class can move on. Each student encounters different challenges along the way, and these can be tackled efficiently through one-on-one teaching.
- If students have missed classes through illness or for family reasons, they can cover lost ground quickly and effectively in private classes. Timetables are arranged around the student’s needs, making this our most accessible service available to even the most hectic and busiest lifestyles.
- The informal nature of private tuition allows a student to express ideas freely and confidently, with a tutor’s undivided attention, and allows a tutor to deal directly with any problems that may arise. Click here for further information about the private tuition we offer.