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The benefits of studying Cambridge IGCSE Spanish

Studies have shown that speaking a second language, such as Spanish, will help develop your child’s thinking skills. The brains of bilingual people work differently than those who speak just one language. As a result, by taking our Cambridge IGCSE Spanish course, your child can gain some or all of the following:

  • Improved listening skills since the brain has to work harder to distinguish different types of sounds
  • A stronger working memory which will help with mental calculation, reading and other key skills
  • The ability to switch from one task to another more quickly
  • Being better at their first language. It is said that you can never understand one language until you understand at least two

These are all quite apart from the benefits of your child immersing themselves in another culture, and of seeing their own culture from the perspective of another.

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Key topics covered in the course

The syllabus content is organised around five broad Topic areas which provide the context for your child to learn vocabulary and to study grammar and structures. Through the study of these Topic areas, your child will gain insight into the Spanish language and into Spanish communities. The Topic areas are:

  • Everyday activities
  • Personal and social life
  • The world around you
  • The world of work
  • The international world
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Prior Requirements/Hours of Study

  • The Cambridge IGCSE Spanish homeschooling course assumes a minimum of two years of prior study of the language
  • Your child should allow for up to 150 hours’ study time to complete the course plus additional time for completing assignments. 150 hours is an approximate figure which depends on their learning abilities and the pace at which they work
  • We offer Study Skills Sessions for those students who need some extra help managing their studies
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The Syllabus and the Exam

•   The course will prepare your child for the Cambridge (CIE) Spanish syllabus 0530

•   The exam comprises three written papers and the oral:

Paper 1: Listening: 45 minutes – 25% (of the total mark)
Paper 2: Reading: 1 hour – 25%
Paper 3: Speaking: 15 minutes – 25%
Paper 4: Writing: 1 hour – 25%

•   There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. We can provide details of those most convenient. You will need to check that your child’s chosen centre can offer the oral exam.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge IGCSE Spanish is £595 via instalments (initial payment of £115 and 8 monthly instalments of £60). There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £565.

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Meet our IGCSE Spanish Tutors

Nina Benson - IGCSE Spanish

Nina studies Spanish with Wolsey Hall alongside her other IGCSEs at school. Spanish not available at her school, but she was keen to learn the language and her mother is a fluent Spanish speaker.

“The course is very helpful and the structure is great for keeping on track and on time.”

Nina has had excellent marks in herr IGCSE Spanish assignments – an average of over 93% so far. She is very prompt indeed at keeping up with her Study Schedule - Tamara, SPM.

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