Upper School (IGCSEs)
At Cambridge Upper School, we teach a well-balanced IGCSE curriculum to help students learn the Spanish language and culture. Our MA/PhD qualified teachers build a strong foundation, enabling students to understand and speak Spanish in different contexts and scenarios. We focus on a range of skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Students develop a strong foundation in both theory (language rules and conventions) and practice (using the language in everyday life).
We also offer a closer look at the cultures and civilisations where Spanish has been spoken in the past and is being spoken today. Students develop a positive attitude towards these places and people who speak Spanish. This is also an attempt at helping students understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. Students learn to be equitable, responsible, and accepting individuals. By the end of the course, students are able to use Spanish effectively in everyday life. They communicate with clarity, efficacy, and confidence.
Our students secure top grades in their IGCSE Spanish examinations. They also perform exceptionally well in their A Level examinations. Students who study Spanish in university learn the language at an advanced level, which makes them on par with native Spanish speakers.
We offer a range of assessments during our live lessons. These include summative tests, worksheets, pop quizzes, group activities, and more. Using these assignments, our teachers assess each student’s skills and knowledge.
Homework is given at the end of each week. Students get a chance to polish their skills and cover more ground. We plan homework around a range of different topics and subtopics, taking special care to cover everything in the syllabus.
Parents are given 24/7 access to their children’s coursework. We also maintain an open line of communication between parents and teachers to ensure complete transparency. Additionally, we hold 3 parent-teacher consultations each year, one in every term. Parents can also set up consultations with teachers at mutually convenient times.
The syllabus focuses on five core topics that help students understand IGCSE Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and syntax.
- Everyday activities
- Personal and social life
- The world around us
- The world of work
- The international world
In order to pass the course, students must succeed in four critical assessment areas, as outlined below:
Paper 1: Listening
Paper 2: Reading
Paper 3: Speaking
Paper 4: Writing
Parents shoulder the responsibility of arranging their child’s IGCSE examinations at their local registered examination centre. At Cambridge Home School Online, we teach students from different countries across the globe. It’s not practical for our school to manage each student’s local exam registration or offer a single venue for students to sit their examinations.
We presently have students from the UK, Europe, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Keeping this geographical diverseness in mind, we are not registered with Cambridge International Examinations.Read More
Meet The Teacher
Senora Dove is a fluent Spanish speaker and a highly experienced teacher of Spanish at Lower school, IGCSE and A Level. Her passion for Spanish and Spain is infectious and her pupils quickly share this. Senora Dove is very friendly and approachable and she has a way of getting even the shyest pupils speaking Spanish.
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