Spanish - Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms D. Wilson

Spanish at Level 3 combines all that has been learnt so far with new vocabulary and some new structures. The aim is to develop a varied and flexible use of the language, where students choose from the language options available to communicate. As always there is a focus on communication and an appreciation of culture. Students have the opportunity to co-construct the topics, thereby making them more meaningful.

Course Overview

Term 1
Reintroducing ourselves to Spanish: revision of Level 2 vocabulary and grammar
Are you interested?: Co-construction of the topics for the year.
Let's talk about it!: Oral Presentation at term's end.

Term 2
Yeah, write!: Introduction to the writing portfolio
The business: Investigation of topics and related language aspects. Speaking, listening, reading, and writing are all important.
Exams: Mid-year

Term 3
Yeah, write!: Writing portfolio continues, and is due at the end of this term.
Speak up: Some students may be offered the opportunity to complete the Interact (spoken) portfolio.
Ongoing business: Topics covered may include: the use of technology; teenage issues; career plans; looking after the environment; travelling etc.
Exams: End-of-year

Term 4
Exam revision


If you did not take a pathway course at Level 2, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.

This course is approved for University Entrance.
For a full list of UE approved subjects, go here:

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91568 v2 Spanish 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Spanish texts
A.S. 91569 v1 Spanish 3.2 - Give a clear spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates a critical response to stimulus material
Term: 1, Week: 10
A.S. 91571 v1 Spanish 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Spanish texts
A.S. 91572 v1 Spanish 3.5 - Write a variety of text types in clear Spanish to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Pathway Tags

Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation, Translator, Editing and Publishing, Automotive Industry, International Business and Marketing, Diplomacy, Teaching, Law, Sales, Customer Service. Complements careers in Law, Finance and Economy, Engineering, Counselling and more., Interpreter, Teacher, Travel (social and in employment)

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