hello i got an 8, so hopefully i can still help
! (thank you @agent_duck343
for mentioning me!!).
i do agree with a lot of the tips that Emily at @BCU Student Rep
gave as well! vocab was a huge help for me, especially Quizlet! i would transfer vocab from the textbook and make quizlet sets, ensuring i was practising them regularly (this was quite time-consuming but it definitely paid off!)
- knowing synonyms and high-level GCSE phrases is quite key in order to gain more marks! also, idioms - i cannot stress this! our teacher gave us loads of idioms, and it was so nice to subtly drop some in the writing task!
for reading (this was probably my fave one and the easiest in my opinion!!)
- vocab, vocab, vocab (so basically quizlet
- also, i recommend practising tenses regularly so they are easier to spot in a reading text! i would make 'grammar/tense sheets' for this and i would use spanishdict to help! (https://www.spanishdict.com/conjugation
- also, spanishdict is also useful if you want to practise or grammar in your spare time, so definitely make an account and get started with that!
- past papers are also really important for reading (trust me, they will help so so much)
for listening (not my strong suit):
- listen to as much stuff as possible
! (i definitely agree w/ the listening tips that Emily @BCU Student Rep
- spanish podcasts i also found useful!
- if you have the online textbook on kerboodle from your school, take advantage of their listening exercises, and if you go to the vocabulary section, there is an option to listen to the vocab! without looking at the english words, try to write down their english meaning and seeing what you can work out!
- same as previously mentioned
- our teachers gave us model questions that could be asked for each topic and i wrote model answers and memorised them! it was a lot but definitely worked! @Studentanomaly
and @ academicweapon07
- i hope this advice helped you both! if you want any more advice, feel free to contact me by private message! also, if you're doing higher, let me also know by private message so i can send you the link to my quizlet vocab sets for each theme/topic!! final thingggg, i have also made a GCSE spanish disocrd - let me know if you want to be part of it!