Explanatory Note 1
Show understanding of spoken Spanish related to everyday contexts involves:
- identifying and interpreting relevant information from the texts.
Show development in understanding of spoken Spanish related to everyday contexts involves:
- selecting and interpreting a range of information from the texts to justify responses.
Show thorough understanding of spoken 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
Spoken Spanish refers to language related to simple information and past, present, and/or future events and experiences.
Examples of spoken Spanish texts include:
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
Candidates will provide evidence of understanding spoken Spanish by responding to different text types.
Candidates will answer THREE questions.
Candidates will have access to an audio file for each question, which will include a recording of the full passage, and then replays in sections. They can play each full passage once, and each section up to three times. Candidates can choose when to start each play but cannot pause inside a passage or section.
Candidates will require headphones to listen.
Text choices will reflect appropriate cultural contexts, Spanish contexts and mātauranga Māori, as well as Aotearoa New Zealand-specific contexts.
Conditions of Assessment
Candidates must complete their assessment individually under examination supervisor supervision, in accordance with the NCEA Assessment and Examination Rules and Procedures.
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 spoken Spanish in everyday situations. It involves weaving together linguistic and cultural knowledge as well as drawing on a range of cognitive strategies to make meaning from unfamiliar information.
The text types in this assessment will be audio visual with a focus on material relatable to young people. Text types may include announcements, instructions, short conversations, or spoken messages.
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.