Ideally learners should have some knowledge of the language and at least a basic handle of tenses and grammar in the language. It is also suitable for those who have done GCSE Spanish and want to continue their Language learning.
A combination of end of module assessment tasks (using supporting notes) which count for 35% and an exam which counts for 65%. Candidates are graded pass, merit or distinction.
The teacher schedules the timings of the assessment tasks. However the exam is set for a specific date in May/June. The speaking and listening is 20 minutes. The reading and writing is 50 minutes.