SOS: Acing Foundation in GCSE AQA Spanish

Available for Reading and Listening

2016 specs

Train your weaker students to pass those new spec Foundation papers with flying colours! Specific language strategies are built up through carefully selected, targeted tasks. For each strategy, the logical structure builds awareness and provides scaffolded practice:

This has every aspect that you need to support weaker students...

B Carter, HoD and Customer
  1. Simple explanation of the strategy
  2. A warm-up activity to understand the strategy
  3. Annotated practice exercises to build confidence
  4. Full exam questions to challenge.
  5. Translation task which reinforces the strategy

... Split into 5 contained sections... It can be set as cover work, home/holiday work or to reinforce class work. It relates to new spec and is teacher-friendly for marking (peer+teacher)

B Carter, HoD and Customer
  • Vocab, task type, grammar and topics all perfectly tailored to the exam!
  • Perfectly matched to 2016 specs, including Foundation-level translation practice
  • Self-contained resource supports weaker students without taking up valuable class time

What do teachers say about this resource? (6779)

Amazing – this has every aspect that you need to support weaker students, split into 5 self-contained sections. It can be set as cover work, home/holiday work or to reinforce class work. It relates to new spec and is teacher-friendly for marking (peer+teacher). Buy it!

B Carter, HoD and Customer

I think this resource is well approached and it can be very useful to reinforce students learning skills. I think it follows a pace of work that will suit to most of the students. I particularly like the focus on important words, the tips and strategies. Besides, I think this resource offers the student the opportunity to practice what has been learned. From my point of view, the value of this resource is the focus on reading and comprehension skills. In that sense, the resource is willing to be a sample on good practices to understand foreign language texts. It can be seen both in the form and contents of the chapters. Thus, the resource starts focusing on the use and understanding of cognates and common words and it concludes on strategies to learn new words. At the same time, this is the pattern encouraged to follow when it comes to understand a text. I really appreciate the format changes on the tips and theoretical aspects. I think that the order of the five chapters is appropriate. Besides, each section starts with the presentation of the key aspects that will be focus, and through the resource there are links connecting to previous contents, tips and strategies.

A P Casas, Spanish Teacher and Peer Reviewer

Very clear, practical and with great scaffolding (...) The wide variety of topics covered and key points such as cognates and false friends have been proven over the years to be key in consolidating a pass or even accessing the upper grades.

S Mallo Juarez, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

This is a very useful resource which would be great in our MFL department trying to improve the outcomes of the notorious borderline classes for whom reading in an MFL can be such a challenge.

J Ignacio Ermina, Teacher, Examiner and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7863)

I liked it as I think it is logical and on the whole easy for students to build up techniques to answer the questions successfully. Weaker students often find listening so difficult and just give up and I think that this resource goes some way to combatting this.

G Smith, HoD and Peer Reviewer

This resource presents a variety of stimuli for the students to practice for the AQA GCSE Listening paper, stressing out those words and sounds that could be difficult for the students. Overall the resource is appropriate and stimulating.

S Gonzalez, Teacher and Peer Reviewer