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
Paper 2 Writing
- One text and one film, or two texts from the list set in the specification
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)
GCSE Spanish at grade 6 or above is preferred and a GCSE points average of 4.6.
How long will it take to qualify?
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
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.
- A Level
- 2 Years