Our Spanish syllabus aims to help pupils develop the skills to understand the written and spoken language and use the language effectively across a broad range of linguistic activities while encouraging positive attitudes towards the use of foreign languages and towards speakers of foreign languages.
Candidates may use a standard English-Spanish dictionary during the preparation period for speaking exams only. Candidates whose first language is not English may have access to a bilingual translation dictionary, but not in the target language (Spanish).
In addition to the specification, we advise that prep schools read the ‘Modern languages listening and speaking instructions and regulations’ in the Documentation section below.
Spanish for CE at 13+
At 13+, we offer CE Spanish at Level 1 and Level 2. Level 1 is aimed at candidates who have studied Spanish for between 30 and 40 hours, or who find the language difficult. Candidates are assessed in speaking, listening, and reading and writing.
At Level 2, exercise in the speaking and writing components offer open-ended tasks which allow candidates to demonstrate knowledge of a range of tenses, should they choose to use them. We recommend that senior schools give clear advice to prep schools if they have particular requirements in this respect.
We also advise prep schools to liaise with senior schools about the levels at which candidates should sit the exam. They should also ensure that candidates are registered for the right level on the ISEB website, so that the correct exam papers are sent to schools.
See the Spanish specification below for more details.
Spanish CE/CASE specification (for final examinations in June 2022)
New Spanish CE/CASE specification (for first teaching from September 2021)
Spanish CE at 13+ specimen papers
Spanish Level 1 speaking examiner's mark sheet
Spanish Level 1 speaking record sheet
Spanish Level 2 speaking examiner's mark sheet
Spanish Level 2 speaking record sheet
Spanish moderator's report
Modern languages listening and speaking instructions and regulations
CPD: MFL CE at 13+ Twilight Session (2021)
Our Continuing Professional Development programme is a valuable resource for schools and teachers, with experienced subject experts providing friendly, comprehensive guidance on all aspects of CE 11+, 13+ and CASE through regular, interactive webinars. Visit our Events page to find out more about upcoming events.
Lessons for year two: preparation for the second year of teaching the new ISEB CE 13+ Modern Foreign Languages Specification. In this session on the new ISEB Modern Foreign Languages specification, subject specialist William Law will focus on preparation for year two of teaching the new specification, looking at schemes of work and teaching approaches. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask our expert any questions you may have about the new Modern Foreign Languages specification.
MFL expert Will Law delivered a CPD session on the new CE MFL specification in 2021 - watch his presentation to find out more about the new specification.
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