IGCSE Spanish

Why study Cambridge IGCSE Spanish

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Our Cambridge IGCSE Spanish homeschooling course is based around the language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing,

Psychological studies have found that speaking a second language, such as Spanish, is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than those of single language speakers, and these differences offer a number of benefits including:

  • Improved listening skills since the brain has to work harder to distinguish different types of sounds
  • A stronger working memory than those speaking only one language. This helps with mental calculation, reading and other vital skills
  • The ability to switch from one task to another more quickly
  • Being better at your first language. It is said that you can never understand one language until you understand at least two.

These are all quite apart from the benefits of your child immersing themselves in another culture, and of seeing their own culture from the perspective of another.

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Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

Wolsey Hall is a registered online Cambridge International School.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a Pearson Edexcel approved centre

We offer a wide range of IGCSE subjects.

Cambridge IGCSE Spanish students can immerse themselves in Spanish culture!

Key topics covered in the course

The course covers 5 main topic areas which provide the context for your child to learn vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure.

  • Everyday activities
  • Personal and social life
  • The world around you
  • The world of work
  • The international world

Prior requirements and hours of study

  • Previous study: CAIE recommends that learners starting this course should have studied a Spanish curriculum at Lower Secondary Level (Years 7-9).
  • Your child should allow for up to 150 hours’ study time to complete the course plus additional time for completing assignments. 150 hours is an approximate figure which depends on their learning abilities and the pace at which they work.
Traditions in Spain are part of our Cambridge IGCSE Spanish course
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Additional service – online tuition

We are pleased to be able to offer Wolsey Hall students the opportunity to book 1:1 tuition at IGCSE level in Spanish. Each session lasts 45 minutes.

Our courses are designed with a self-study approach, however, you may wish your child to have the opportunity to discuss a particular topic area with a Tutor and our 1:1 sessions allow them to direct their learning in this way.

Please note that this is an add-on service that incurs an additional fee.

The syllabus and exam

•   The course will prepare your child for the Cambridge (CAIE) IGCSE Spanish, syllabus 0530 or 7160.

•   The exam comprises three written papers and the oral:

Paper 1

Listening: 50 minutes – 25% (of the total mark)

Paper 2

Reading: 1 hour – 25%

Paper 3

Speaking: 10 minutes – 25%

Paper 4

Writing: 1 hour – 25%

There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. We can provide details of those most convenient. You will need to check that your child’s chosen centre can offer the oral exam.

All of our IGCSE courses include a number of past exam papers in the final module. These include the most recent paper which can be taken as a mock exam and submitted to your Tutor for assessment and feedback for a modest additional fee.

Course samples

Course Fees

Paula Roberts

Subjects: French, Spanish

Maddy Akers

Subjects: French, Spanish

Isabel Gabilondo

Subjects: Spanish

Caroline Thomson

Subjects: French, Spanish
I would recommend Wolsey Hall Oxford to anyone considering homeschooling. Each course has plenty of resources on canvas and the course books are very informative. Any questions or help that we needed (preparing and arranging exams etc) have always been dealt with by the friendly tutors and student progress manager. My daughter achieved excellent IGCSE results and is now taking an A Level course.
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Donna Hogan – IGCSE Parent