Spanish Continuers


In this subject students interact with others to share information, ideas, opinions and experiences. They create texts in Spanish language to express information, feelings, ideas and opinions. 

About the subject

Students will analyse texts to interpret meaning, and examine relationships between language, culture and identity, and reflect on the ways in which culture influences communication.

Course content

Stage 2 Spanish at continuers level consists of three themes and a number of prescribed topics and suggested subtopics. Themes:

  • The Individual
  • The Spanish speaking Communities
  • The Changing World


Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

School-based Assessment Weighting
Folio 50%
In-depth Study 20%
External Assessment
Examination 30%

Information on the External Assessment

The examination consists of:

  • Oral examination
  • Written examination

Oral Examination

The oral examination will take 10–15 minutes and consists of two sections:

  • Section 1: Conversation
  • Section 2: Discussion

Written Examination (3 hours)

The written examination has three sections:

Section 1: Listening and Responding

Section 2: Reading and Responding

Section 3: Writing in Spanish.

The examinations will be graded by external assessors with reference to performance standards.

Performance Standards

The Locally Assessed Languages at Continuers Level Subject Outline includes performance standards, which describe five levels of achievement that are reported with the grades A to E at the student’s completion of the subject.

The school-based assessments and the external assessment will be graded with reference to the performance standards.

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