Explanatory Note 1
Show understanding of written Spanish related to everyday contexts involves:
- identifying and interpreting relevant information from the texts
Show development in understanding of written Spanish related to everyday contexts involves:
- selecting and interpreting a range of information from the texts to justify responses.
Show thorough understanding of written Spanish related to everyday contexts involves:
- combining and interpreting a range of information from the texts with precision to justify responses.
Explanatory Note 2
Everyday contexts relate to experiences or situations that are well-known and relevant to the student's immediate environment.
Explanatory Note 3
Written Spanish texts refers to language related to simple information and past, present, and/or future events and experiences.
Examples of written Spanish texts include:
- written social media content
- annotated maps or infographics
Explanatory Note 4
This Achievement Standard is intended to assess students who are acquiring skill in Spanish. The level it describes is designed to be accessible to those who begin formal study of the language in junior secondary school.
Shared Explanatory Note
This Achievement Standard is derived from the Languages Learning Area at Level 6 of The New Zealand Curriculum: Learning Media, Ministry of Education, 2007.
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External Assessment Specifications
A “Common Assessment Activity” (CAA) is developed and marked by NZQA and administered by a school in a single session.
Candidates will provide evidence of understanding written Spanish by responding to different text types.
Four texts will be presented. Candidates will be required to respond to THREE of the four texts.
Response types may include short and longer written answers.
Text choices will reflect appropriate cultural contexts, both Spanish contexts and mātauranga Māori, as well as Aotearoa New Zealand-specific contexts.
Conditions of Assessment
It is expected that authenticity of candidates’ work will be ensured according to NZQA’s current Assessment (including Examination) Rules and Procedures.
Teachers can ensure authenticity of student work by:
- ensuring candidates’ work is their own
- not providing guidance outside what is permissible, if any, as specified here in the Assessment Specifications.
Unpacking the Standard
Mātauranga Māori constitutes concepts and principles that are richly detailed, complex, and fundamental to Māoridom. It is important to remember that the practice of these are wider and more varied than their use within the proposed NCEA Achievement Standards and supporting documentation.
We also recognise that the cultures, languages, and identities of the Pacific Islands are diverse, varied, and unique. Therefore the Pacific concepts, contexts, and principles that have been incorporated within NCEA Achievement Standards may have wide-ranging understandings and applications across and within the diversity of Pacific communities. It is not our intention to define what these concepts mean but rather offer some ways that they could be understood and applied within different subjects that kaiako and students alike can explore.
This Achievement Standard requires learners to demonstrate understanding of the target language in written form. It weaves together skills connected to all of the Big Ideas by calling on students to combine communicative, linguistic, and cultural knowledge with general strategies to decode unfamiliar text.
In the context of this Standard, 'written Spanish' refers to short text types the student may encounter within everyday situations, such as school, family, hobbies, or social events. These may include short articles, infographics, advertisements, text messages, and emails.
This Standard has exclusion(s). Standards that recognise the same or similar learning outcomes as other Achievement or Unit Standards need to be excluded to prevent 'double dipping'. Where two or more Standards assess the same learning outcome, those Standards are specified in the Exclusions List. You can only use credits gained from one of these Standards towards your NCEA qualification.