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    (Original post by Elleee1234)
    im confused now \re you doing aqa gsce spainsh (4695)
    Yeah but I think I might have put it in wrong 😩😂 I'll figure it out later on!


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    As of last year if I get 27 on the listening and 31 on the reading I will likely get an A* obviously I'm aiming for more (36/40 and 39/45) but whatever gets me an A* would be lovely!


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    (Original post by wobuaini)
    Your numbers are definately incorrect - from a total of 300 UMS, 90 are for reading, your two best coursework pieces, 90 are for speaking, your two best pieces, 60 are for reading and 60 are for listening. You need a combined total UMS score of 270 out of a possible 300 for an overall A star, 240 for an A and 210 for a B, 180 for C etc. Those grades of B and C wouldn't give UMS numbers that high, sorry.

    I havent seen the french test because i did my french gcse last year when it was easy haha but im hoping that spanish isn't too different from last year - they cant introduce new vocabulary yet, right, despite the apparent changes in biology yesterday lol

    I'm also doing spanish gcse next year, probably what im looking forward to the most
    Must have got confused I'll ask my teacher today


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    (Original post by HouseOfRichman)
    I feel like our paper might be used as a transition paper for the new spec... Here is a specimen paper for the new spec which looks exactly like what has been described to me of the French paper bar the 'continue the sentence' one.

    http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resource...86983H-SQP.PDF
    Did you find this on TSR?
    Thanks for sharing this, do you also have a link for the specimen listening paper for the new spec?

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    anyone doing the aqa igcse spanish exam on friday instead?

    so worried after experiencing the French
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    (Original post by HouseOfRichman)
    Hiya! Who else is pumped and ready for the AQA GCSE Spanish exam on the 20th May? Apparently the AQA French Listening exam changed format to around 27 questions with longer speaking extracts... #daunting
    Anyway, lets get ready for the end of our GCSE Spanish careers!

    Here are some links to past papers: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/langu...d-mark-schemes

    Some of my preferred revision resources:
    http://www.memrise.com/course/70944/...se-spanish-ht/
    http://www.language-gym.com
    http://www.spanishrevision.co.uk/gcse/gcse_index.htm
    For some reason, in every French past paper, there are no (a) or (b) subcategories. There may be up to 7 or 8 separate questions in a section. Whereas in Spanish, each section has the same number but a different letter.
    Also, it is worth mentioning that I found a section in (what I remember as being) the French 2014 reading paper which was identical (word for word but translated) in a Spanish paper (which I think was a year before).
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    (Original post by Elleee1234)
    I got 3 B's and 1 A in my controlled assesment is there a way of calculating ums points online as my teacher told me but i forgot
    Add all your CA marks up and divide by 2. That is what you got combined in all of your CA's out of 60. To get an A*, in the final 40, you need to be getting a mid B (considering you got 100% in the CA's). If you total out of 60 is less than 50, it is impossible to get an A*. If it is less than 40, it is impossible to get an A. If it is less than 30, it is impossible to get a B.
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    (Original post by HouseOfRichman)
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    Pienso que es "un parado de autobus" para 'bus stop' y "el estacion de autobus"
    I am actually proud of this because I didn't need to use a dictionary... Sorry for the accents etc but cba

    Does anyone else find it funny that AIDS in Spanish is SIDA, HIV is VIH etc...?
    Same in French too
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    (Original post by HouseOfRichman)
    I feel like our paper might be used as a transition paper for the new spec... Here is a specimen paper for the new spec which looks exactly like what has been described to me of the French paper bar the 'continue the sentence' one.

    http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resource...86983H-SQP.PDF
    The continue the sentence question was only in the listening
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    (Original post by HouseOfRichman)
    I feel like our paper might be used as a transition paper for the new spec... Here is a specimen paper for the new spec which looks exactly like what has been described to me of the French paper bar the 'continue the sentence' one.

    http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resource...86983H-SQP.PDF

    The continue the sentence question was only in the listening
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    (Original post by Elleee1234)
    i worked out my ums points on the aqa website using last years grading and i have 290 points

    writing:
    B- 70 ums points
    A- 80 ums points
    speaking
    B- 70 ums points
    B- 70 ums points
    ___________
    290 ums points

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...t-marks-to-ums

    ^ i used this part of the aqa website

    is this good ???
    But each writing/reading is out of 60 ums?
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    (Original post by Elleee1234)
    i worked out my ums points on the aqa website using last years grading and i have 290 points

    writing:
    B- 70 ums points
    A- 80 ums points
    speaking
    B- 70 ums points
    B- 70 ums points
    ___________
    290 ums points

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...t-marks-to-ums

    ^ i used this part of the aqa website

    is this good ???

    But each writing/reading is out of 60 ums?
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    (Original post by Elleee1234)
    i worked out my ums points on the aqa website using last years grading and i have 290 points

    writing:
    B- 70 ums points
    A- 80 ums points
    speaking
    B- 70 ums points
    B- 70 ums points
    ___________
    290 ums points

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...t-marks-to-ums


    ^ i used this part of the aqa website

    is this good ???

    But each writing/reading is out of 60 ums?
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    (Original post by Elleee1234)
    i worked out my ums points on the aqa website using last years grading and i have 290 points

    writing:
    B- 70 ums points
    A- 80 ums points
    speaking
    B- 70 ums points
    B- 70 ums points
    ___________
    290 ums points

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...t-marks-to-ums



    ^ i used this part of the aqa website

    is this good ???

    But each writing/reading is out of 60 ums?
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    (Original post by Elleee1234)
    i worked out my ums points on the aqa website using last years grading and i have 290 points

    writing:
    B- 70 ums points
    A- 80 ums points
    speaking
    B- 70 ums points
    B- 70 ums points
    ___________
    290 ums points

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...t-marks-to-ums





    ^ i used this part of the aqa website

    is this good ???

    But each writing/reading is out of 60 ums?
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    (Original post by HouseOfRichman)
    As of last year if I get 27 on the listening and 31 on the reading I will likely get an A* obviously I'm aiming for more (36/40 and 39/45) but whatever gets me an A* would be lovely!


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    Remember that last year's grade boundaries were 4-5 marks lower than 2015's because the paper was harder. AQA could make the paper easier this time round.

    I got a high A in writing and A* in listening, so I'm hoping that the exams go well for me and I get that A* (been revising vocab for months now). Anyone else worried the most about listening?
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    (Original post by Ishan_2000)
    Did you find this on TSR?
    Thanks for sharing this, do you also have a link for the specimen listening paper for the new spec?

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    Nope I found it myself. If you go on the AQA website for the new specification (should say from assessment in 2018) and go into sample assessment material it's there


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    (Original post by powerman77)
    Remember that last year's grade boundaries were 4-5 marks lower than 2015's because the paper was harder. AQA could make the paper easier this time round.

    I got a high A in writing and A* in listening, so I'm hoping that the exams go well for me and I get that A* (been revising vocab for months now). Anyone else worried the most about listening?
    Yep!! It sucks because unlike reading you can't go back and look over it a lot if you're not sure. Just twice hearing and then BOOM it's gone. I do French as well - the exam was yesterday and some of the listening was said so quickly! If you've ever been to a foreign country and turned on the radio/TV and been horrified by the speed that's pretty much what some of them were like. Much quicker than any of the past papers I did at school, bet it's because of Michael Gove wanting everyone to be "above average"
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    I can't believe it's tomorrow! I'm going to do 2 listenings and 2 readings tonight as well as familiarise myself with the key vocabulary again first I must get through my exam today 😒 what is everyone else doing for revision?


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