GCSE MFL exam revision and preparation advice

8 03 2012

Read the attached document for advice on how to revise and prepare for your controlled assessments and the reading and listening exams.

Your main revision tool is Kerboodle.


Visit the MFL websites pages on the blog for links to useful revision websites.

Also access Sharepoint through the college website to find useful revision documents that your teachers have uploaded.


Y11 – Listening exam revision and preparation sessions have now begun.  Dates and time as follows:

Y11 French – Foundation              Tuesday 13:00                   ML2

Y11 French – Higher                        Thursday 13:00                  ML2


Y11 Spanish – Foundation            Monday 12:30                   ML4

Y11 Spanish – Higher                      Monday 12:30                   ML1

Y11 Spanish – Reading and Listening Exam Revision Tips

25 04 2010

Read through the ‘Reading and Listening Exam Tips’ powerpoint to get some important advice on how to succeed in your exams.

Reading and Listening Exam Tips

Y11 Spanish – Speaking Exam Revision

25 04 2010

Use the attached ‘Random Question Selector’ powerpoint to test how well prepared you are for the speaking exam.

Open the attachment, click on ‘View slide show’ then press ‘S’ to start and stop the powerpoint.

  • Check whether you understand the question
  • Work out what tense is used in the question and how you will change the verb ending in your answer.
  • Give the most detailed answer you can.
  • Remember to include a variety of opinions.
  • Say your answers out loud to practise your pronunciation.
  • Make a note of any questions you don’t understand or are unable to answer so that you know which ones you need to practise more.

Random question selector

11DSp1 – Miss Andrew’s class Wednesday 31st March Homework

31 03 2010

Y11 Easter Holidays Homework – due Wednesday 21st April

  • Authentik Reading Test 5
  • Authentik Reading Tests 6 & 7 (on same sheet)
  • Authentik Listening Test 5
  • Authentik Listening Test 6


  • Learn Vocabulary Test 17


  • Learn 6 questions and answers from Speaking Topic 5 ‘Region and Environment’ 
  1. ¿Dónde vives?
  2. ¿Dónde vivías cuando tenías cinco años?
  3. ¿Qué es lo bueno y lo malo de tu región?
  4. ¿Cómo era tu región hace diez años?
  5. ¿Cómo se puede mejorar tu región?
  6. ¿Cómo se puede ayudar el medio ambiente? 


  • Learn Work Experience presentation and discussion questions


  • Make sure all speaking questions, presentation and discussion questions are fully prepared and all written in one speaking booklet.

GCSE Spanish – Weekly speaking revision schedule

3 03 2010

Weekly Speaking Practice

Remember, your speaking exam is worth 25% of your final grade.

Learn answers to 6 conversation questions each week – test each Wednesday

   Topic 1 – Self and family  Weds 10 March

  Topic 2 – Holidays  Weds 17 March

  Topic 3 – Home life  Weds 24 March

  Topic 4 – Education & work  Weds 31 March

  Topic 5 – Region & environment  Weds 21 April

  Topic 6 – Leisure  Weds 28 April

  Work Experience Presentation & discussion  Weds 5 May

If you learn one answer a day you will have learnt all your answers by the week before the speaking exam.

It is impossible to learn all the answers, plus your presentation and discussion questions, in one go.  Little and often is the key to success!!

GCSE French Speaking Exam Dates – Summer 2010

3 03 2010

Mrs Frank – GCSE French

Friday 30 April – morning

Tuesday 4 May – morning

Miss O’Brien – GCSE French

Wednesday 5 May – morning

Thursday 6 May – morning

GCSE Spanish Speaking Exam Dates – Summer 2010

3 03 2010

Mrs Hickman – GCSE Spanish

Monday 10 May – all day

Tuesday 11 May – all day

Wednesday 12 May – all day

Miss Andrew – GCSE Spanish

Thursday 13 May – all day

Friday 14 May – all day

GCSE Spanish Role Play Practice

26 11 2009

Use the attached powerpoint to help you prepare for the role play element of the GCSE speaking exam.

Read the role play card on the powerpoint, prepare your responses, then use the following slide on the powerpoint to check your answers.

Top tip: Keep your responses simple and accurate.

Role Play Practice (June 2007 Exam)