Spanish A Level


What will I learn?

Paper 1 Listening, Reading, Writing

  • Aspects of Hispanic society
  • Modern & traditional values; cyberspace; equal rights
  • Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
  • Modern day idols; Spanish regional identity; cultural heritage or cultural landscape
  • Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
  • Immigration; racism; integration
  • Aspects of political life in Hispanic society
  • Today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens; monarchies, republics and dictatorships; popular movements
  • Grammar

Paper 2 Writing

  • One text and one film, or two texts from the list set in the specification
  • Grammar

Paper 3 Speaking

  • Individual research project
    Identify a key subject or question which interests you and which relates to a country or countries where Spanish is spoken
  • One of four sub-themes
    (as listed in paper 1 above)

Entry Requirements

GCSE Spanish at grade B or above is preferred

GCSE (old) Points Average 5.0 or above, including 5 C grades

How long will it take to qualify?

2 years

How will I be assessed?

Paper 1 Written exam (2½ hours). A Level weighting 40%
Paper 2 Written exam (2 hours). A Level weighting 30%
Paper 3 Oral (21–23 mins, incl. 5 mins preparation time). A Level weighting 30%

Additional Learning Opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in a study visit to Alicante and you could also join the International Society and take part in a wide variety of cultural events.

Who is this course aimed at?

Spanish is attractive to students who:

  • enjoy learning languages and have a dynamic approach to the work
  • enjoy foreign travel and finding out about other people and places
  • have an open mind to another culture and outlook on life
  • are interested in wider European issues
  • wish to broaden their studies and add a qualification that will be attractive to would-be employers

What next?

Speaking a foreign language is a valuable skill in many professions and students go on to careers within business and management, travel and tourism, media, banking, teaching and interpreting.

Summary

Level

  • A Level

Subject

  • Spanish

Course Length

  • 2 Years

Age

  • 16+