How to get a good grade in Spanish A-level
An A-level in Spanish is tremendously useful. It proves that you have a good level in Spanish and can open up a lot of doors for you in terms of university degrees, work experience and employment. Here are some tips on how to get a good grade.
Spread out your revision
Don’t try and cram it all into the last few weeks or even months — it’s much better to do a little bit each day. Even five minutes of speaking out loud or running through some vocabulary will help you on your way. When learning, little and often is much more effective than a lot in one go.
Get a Spanish pen friend
Go on a pen pals website and get talking to some native Spanish speakers. It’ll improve your vocabulary and conversational Spanish no end, and of course it’s great to have some friends abroad as well.
Turn on the subtitles
Turn the Spanish subtitles on when you’re watching your favourite TV series or film, and see how much of the dialogue you can understand in Spanish. Better still, watch the entire thing dubbed and see how much you can understand then.
Don’t bore yourself
Try out a bunch of different revision techniques — flash cards, online resources — and see which work best for you. Remember the four parts to learning a language and make sure you’re equally competent at all four.
Go on a SparkSpanish revision course
With 20 hours of Spanish lessons and 5 hours of A-level exam prep per week and plenty of opportunities to practise the language, Spark can help you get the highest grade possible. To find out more, click here.