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How to keep up with a 9 in GCSE Spanish?

Hi I’m a Y10 student, and I am happy to have a working at Grade of 9 already in Spanish. (AQA)
However, as I study other subjects, I’m worried that my Grade will drop, and I don’t want that to happen.
I use Duolingo, Easy Spanish and Viva Gcse workbooks. Is CGP good too?

I’m asking anyone who’s got a 9 in Spanish and is in Y11 or has finished their gcse, how do I keep up the high score?
Hey- I’m in yr 13 doing A level spanish (with French and English lit). I got a 9 in my GCSE mock and final grade as well.
I would highly recommend 10 minutes of quizlet each day for vocab because it helps you to remember the words. Also as well as using duolingo I would highly recommend their podcast for Spanish because that’s what helped me with the listening (they do have all the transcripts on their websites if you get stuck). Speaking, I would recommend speaking to yourself on a daily basis and describe everyday things you do in Spanish. You can also watch shows or listen to music in Spanish that’s really good for comprehension listening and perhaps speaking because you’re listening to natives. I personally haven’t used the CGP guide so I can’t say whether it’s good or not. Lmk if you have any other questions
Original post by evakesiax
Hey- I’m in yr 13 doing A level spanish (with French and English lit). I got a 9 in my GCSE mock and final grade as well.
I would highly recommend 10 minutes of quizlet each day for vocab because it helps you to remember the words. Also as well as using duolingo I would highly recommend their podcast for Spanish because that’s what helped me with the listening (they do have all the transcripts on their websites if you get stuck). Speaking, I would recommend speaking to yourself on a daily basis and describe everyday things you do in Spanish. You can also watch shows or listen to music in Spanish that’s really good for comprehension listening and perhaps speaking because you’re listening to natives. I personally haven’t used the CGP guide so I can’t say whether it’s good or not. Lmk if you have any other questions


Also make sure you’re doing grammar at least twice a week so you don’t forget it.
Original post by evakesiax
Hey- I’m in yr 13 doing A level spanish (with French and English lit). I got a 9 in my GCSE mock and final grade as well.
I would highly recommend 10 minutes of quizlet each day for vocab because it helps you to remember the words. Also as well as using duolingo I would highly recommend their podcast for Spanish because that’s what helped me with the listening (they do have all the transcripts on their websites if you get stuck). Speaking, I would recommend speaking to yourself on a daily basis and describe everyday things you do in Spanish. You can also watch shows or listen to music in Spanish that’s really good for comprehension listening and perhaps speaking because you’re listening to natives. I personally haven’t used the CGP guide so I can’t say whether it’s good or not. Lmk if you have any other questions

ok thank you, how can I improve my writing?
Original post by Felicitycat
ok thank you, how can I improve my writing?

with the writing, they're always looking for good vocabulary surrounding the topic you're writing about. Make sure also that your grammar is on top. To improve, I used to take a module (start with your weakest one) and then write about it (150 words) then give it to my teacher to make. I might have some resources that I can either take pictures of or sell because I am looking to get rid of them, so pm if you would like (that's if I have them)
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Original post by Felicitycat
Hi I’m a Y10 student, and I am happy to have a working at Grade of 9 already in Spanish. (AQA)
However, as I study other subjects, I’m worried that my Grade will drop, and I don’t want that to happen.
I use Duolingo, Easy Spanish and Viva Gcse workbooks. Is CGP good too?

I’m asking anyone who’s got a 9 in Spanish and is in Y11 or has finished their gcse, how do I keep up the high score?

Hello, I started Spanish in Year 10 and got a grade 9 at the end of Year 11. For me, I found Memrise (an app) useful to learn vocabulary. Also, I used loads of little flashcards and filled them with 'grade 9 phrases' like time phrases, subjunctives and idioms. I also used the AQA vocabulary list like a PLC (personalised learning checklist) and used that to find words I hadn't heard of which helps with listening and reading so you know most of the vocab. For speaking, I found it useful to come up with answers to potential questions for each topic in the general conversations part of the exam with as many 'fancy techniques' and put them on flashcards which I would use to practice with friends. You would have each other's cards and then ask the other person a random question which they would have to answer from memory speaking as fluently as possible. This helped with writing too. CGP is good definitely in mid-late Year 11 for exam practice especially if you need to practice a specific topic. Generally do as many practice questions as you can and then mark them and see how you can improve; you can find some on the AQA website or just online - that goes for all subjects tbh.
(I did the same for French GCSE and got 9 in that too so something must have worked). Hope this helped and good luck!
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Original post by evakesiax
with the writing, they're always looking for good vocabulary surrounding the topic you're writing about. Make sure also that your grammar is on top. To improve, I used to take a module (start with your weakest one) and then write about it (150 words) then give it to my teacher to make. I might have some resources that I can either take pictures of or sell because I am looking to get rid of them, so pm if you would like (that's if I have them)

I can send you pictures of my mindmaps with time, opinion, idiom, connective and adjective phrases if you'd like - might be useful to make flashcards from. PM me.

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