Spanish Level 3

The aim is to introduce and develop students in the knowledge of the language and life of Spanish speaking people both Spain and South America. The students will develop the ability to understand and communicate in Spanish.


Spanish Level 3 (Full Year) (L3SPANF)

Prior Learning: Level 2 Spanish
Future Pathways/Subjects:
This course is designed to meet the language learning needs of students who are working at NCEA Level 3 of the Learning Languages are of the New Zealand curriculum. This course uses a variety of resources which enable teachers to customise the course to meet individual learning needs. The aim of the course is to further students’ language skills so that they are more confident and skilled in expressing and justifying their own ideas and opinions, and supporting or challenging those of others.
They are able to use and identify linguistic and cultural forms that guide interpretation and enable them to respond critically to texts and the ideas contained in literature. Topics have been chosen to aid this development. The Year 13 course is taught jointly with Year 12 Spanish.

Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of
Assessment Opportunities Offered
91569 3 3 Spanish 3.2 – Give a clear spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates a critical response to stimulus material Speech
91570 3 6 Spanish 3.3 – Interact clearly using spoken Spanish to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations Interaction
91572 3 5 Spanish 3.5 – Write a variety of text types in clear Spanish to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives Writing
91568 3 5 Spanish 3.1 – Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Spanish texts Exam External
91571 3 5 Spanish 3.4 – Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Spanish texts Exam External


Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications Authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at  Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries