Practice Papers for GCSE AQA Spanish

Available for Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

Comprehensive practice for Papers 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the 2016 GCSE AQA Spanish specification. For each tier, there are three full practice papers, mirroring AQA Sample Assessment Materials.

A fantastic match to the AQA specification

G Crowson, HoD and Customer

All practice papers meet the requirements of the 2016 specifications and are followed by mark schemes which closely match those used by the exam board.

A wonderful resource to develop essential writing skills at GCSE

G Crowson, HoD and Customer
  • Every specification topic is covered, ensuring that students are familiar with questions on a wide range of issues
  • Exam-style role plays, stimulus cards and conversation prompts help students to prepare effectively for the speaking exam
  • Interesting and up-to-date texts and recordings will stimulate students and encourage them to engage with the material
  • All activity, text and transcript types are covered – students will be completely familiar with the exam format

What do teachers say about this resource? (7408, 7409)

Buy ZigZag resources over any others. They are worth more than anything else. Amazing – easier for students to access than giving them a sample or past paper. You can dip into specific questions as topics are covered in class. ZigZag always produce the best! No more to be said.

B Carter, HoD and Customer

I like how it is presented in the exact same format as the real papers, it helps train the student to know what to expect on the examination day. It assesses the students on their writing skills according to the topical areas as listed by AQA. The mark scheme is very similar to AQA’s and the suggested answers are useful to guide the students accordingly.

R Bravo, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7633, 7634)

Excellent resource for listening skills for Year 10 and Year 11. I particularly like this resource because of the transcripts which can also be used for translation, gap filling etc.

M Mortimer, HoD and Customer

Clear and easy to use. Excellent preparation for the exam. There is a very clear mark scheme which can be shared with students to help them understand what is required.

D Marks, Tutor and Customer

Very thorough coverage of the new specification, both in terms of language contact and question format. It is very clear and easy to use. It provides much needed exam practice beyond topic specific work in the text books. Excellent quality audio.

D Marks, Teacher and Customer

There is a good variety of tasks, with a good level of challenge. Having the transcript included means I can also focus on literacy skills and student can develop their listening skills especially when they come across unfamiliar vocab. I would recommend it, as it can be used in class for independent work or even interventions.

J Johnson, Teacher and Customer

I really liked the resource – the style of the questions, topics and format are all identical to the AQA specimen papers and having an extra set of papers for practise in the summer will be very useful indeed.

G Smith, HoD and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7409, 7408)

Excellent resources: I have used it towards the end of Year 11 to practice exam paper techniques. It has a range of possible exam questions, plus marking schemes. Excellent value for money as it really gets students to focus on writing skills.

M Mortimer, HoD and Customer

A wonderful resource to develop essential writing skills at GCSE. It has enabled us to create end of unit and exam skills focus sessions. A fantastic match to the AQA specification.

G Crowson, HoD and Customer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7400, 7401)

Well structured and following AQA requirements as expected. I like how it supports the assessment of the speaking component taking into account the students’ need to be able to interact, ask questions, offer opinions and handle a range of tenses.

R Bravo, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

Responds to a great need. It is so difficult to provide an authentic mock experience but this does the job. Prepares your pupils for this part of the new specification which is so different form the previous one.

D Marks, Teacher and Customer

What do teachers say about this resource? (6781)

I think that teachers will be very grateful to have this resource. I liked that it is comprehensive and well produced. (...) There is a very good coverage of all of the key topics on the spec so completing the papers will be a useful revision activity. I thought that the author found authentic but realistic literary texts which is very difficult to do, and which for me is a real selling point of these papers.

R Madila, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

I loved the modern activities and the lay out. It is good that literary texts are used, such as the one in page 20, this way complying with the new requirements for GCSE papers. Similarly the use of translations from Spanish to English is great.

J Ermina, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (6782)

I really liked it and was impressed with the variety of questions asked and how similar they were to the sample assessment materials on the AQA website. I thought that the author also did an excellent job of finding texts which were engaging and which could also be exploited in lessons. (...) It has been very had to find accessible literary extracts and the ones provided here seem to be very good. There was nothing which I didn’t like.

G Smith, HoD and Peer Reviewer

Great! Very clear and similar to AQA.

J Caro, Teacher and Customer

I loved the modern activities and the lay out is easy to follow. It has got up to date articles which are so important in keeping students interested. There is also a wide range of activities which are easy to read and follow.

J Ermina, Teacher, Examiner and Peer Reviewer

A very good resource for Years 10 and 11 to practice reading skills in a practical way.

M Mortimer, HoD and Customer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7634, 7633)

High level of challenge and good higher level language used.

A Baker, HoD and Customer