Video tutorial: Top 5 Spanish GCSE writing techniques

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August 8, 2021
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What GCSE Spanish paper worries you the most? The GCSE language exam structure is designed to assess your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and according to many students, this last section is the hardest to face.

There may be several reasons for this. When we write in a foreign language, we must master several challenging language areas such as grammar and vocabulary, and at the same time show the creativity and critical thinking necessary to compose a short essay. If some may worry about losing points over irregular verb declinations, others may fear the blank page and not knowing what to write about.

As always, we’ve got you covered. Here at My Language Lab, we believe that confidence is crucial to perform at your best. We also know that preparation is key to approach exams not only with sufficient knowledge but also with the right attitude. 

That’s why we created a series of free online resources for GCSE language students. In this video, you will learn 5 GCSE writing techniques that will help you ace your Spanish exam. Are you ready? Download the GCSE writing guide now.

Who needs our GCSE video tutorial for writing techniques?

Anyone who’s studying for their Spanish GCSE will benefit from this free video tutorial. Whether writing is the paper that most intimidates you or you just want a few extra tips to excel, you’ll find our video to be short enough but really effective. 

We’ve been in the business of helping students achieve their academic and language proficiency goals for years, and we have the numbers to prove our experience — 98% of our students achieve 9-7 grades! 

But our GCSE online resources aren’t only for the students who decide to take tutoring classes with us, they’re free and open to anyone who wishes to improve their language skills before taking their exam.

When to start revising for your writing GCSE paper

There’s no better time than now! We always say that summer is the ideal time to start revising at your own pace and familiarise yourself with the school material for the year ahead.

If you use these precious weeks wisely, you’ll consolidate your knowledge and boost your confidence, arriving relaxed and ready to face the new school year. The extra free time will take stress off the equation and give you the chance to experiment with new study methods and techniques — why not revise outdoor or with a group of friends? Ever thought of using technology or visual learning methods? Explore what works for you.

The best way to prepare for your Spanish GCSE writing assessment

Although writing in a foreign language can feel really intimidating to some, it works just like any other type of assessment. To optimise your exam preparation, you need to follow the below steps:

  1. Familiarise yourself with the exam format. Learners can take different exams, like the AQA, Edexcel, Cambridge IGCSE, Pearson Edexcel IGCSE, WJEC GCSE, Eduqas, etc. No matter what you signed up for, it’s essential that you know exactly what to expect on exam day and how assessment and points are organised. To do this, you can look at past papers and ask your teacher or tutor for guidance.
  2. Identify the areas to focus on. There’s always room for improvement but it’s best to know exactly where that is. Whether it’s vocab, grammar, or sentence structure, figure out where you need to focus most of your efforts.
  3. Design a revision plan. Now that you know what to prepare for and focus on, you can create the outline of your revision plan, based on your goals and realistic time commitment. If you know what to study and when (ideally, with a weekly plan), you’ll be more likely to stick with it.
  4. Take mock tests. Mock tests are a fantastic way to prepare for your Spanish GCSE writing assessment. Make sure to use realistic questions (especially from past papers) and to time yourself. Ask your teacher or tutor to read your tests and help you identify problematic areas.

What to expect from our video tutorial

In preparing a video tutorial for Spanish GCSE students, we took into account all of the above and decided to focus on the techniques that are most helpful to reach your goals and some that you may not be aware of.

You’ll learn how to build a strong and highly versatile scaffolding for your sentences and methods you can use to remember synonyms. At the same time, you’ll discover the ViViPiGs formula to check your own work effectively and techniques to always know the appropriate Spanish tense to use.

Study smart, strengthen your knowledge, know the exam — download our free tutorial now and face your writing GCSE with confidence.


Why a video tutorial for Spanish GCSE writing?

Not all students are the same. Some learn by reading, some by writing, some by watching. If it’s easy to find plenty of textbooks and mock exam questions out there, there aren’t quite as many resources for visual and audio learners. If you find that you get easily lost and bored with traditional grammar books, or if you’re short on time, this video is perfect for you.

Are My Language Lab study resources free?

We have a number of free resources online. You can download PDF guides and watch video tutorials, or read our blog for study advice.

We offer a number of services for language learners, whether they’re studying for academic, leisure, or professional reasons. Our students can access 1:1 tuition, group classes, mock exams and academic advice, as well as our online Learning Dashboard which includes anything from homework and lesson notes to study calendar management and tutor DMs.