Spanish A-Level Course


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Introduction to Spanish


QUALIFICATION: AQA – AS & A-LEVEL IN SPANISH

A-Level Spanish will allow you to develop your language skills to a high level and to deepen your understanding of the society and culture of Spain. Spanish is becoming of greater importance in Europe, where it is often the foreign language of choice after English. It's no wonder that Spanish is a popular second or third language: with some 400 million speakers, it's the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world (after English, Chinese and Hindustani). Speaking more than one language at this level is a valued skill and increases your marketability. Some Universities and Employers prefer candidates who speak one or more foreign languages as the global economy depends on communication.


Teaching & Assessment


Year 12
Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing:
Assessed - Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
80 marks, 40% of AS
Paper 2: Writing
Assessed - Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
60 marks, 30% of AS
Paper 3: Speaking
Assessed - Oral exam: 12–14 minutes
60 marks, 30% of AS

Year 13
Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing:
Assessed - Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
160 marks in total, 40% of A-Level
Paper 2: Writing
Assessed - Written exam: 2 hours
90 marks in total, 30% of A-Level
Paper 3: Speaking
Assessed - Oral exam: 21–23 minutes (including 5 minutes preparation time)
60 marks in total, 30% of A-Level


Vocational Progression


A university degree in Spanish or a related subject.
Many good jobs await including: Banking; Media;
IT/Telecommunications; Sales and Marketing; Tourism; Publishing; Journalism; Various EU organisations; Government Services; Business and Engineering.


Course Structure


Year 12


Social Issues and Trends
Aspects of Hispanic Society
• Modern and Traditional Values
• Cyberspace
• Equal Rights
Artistic Culture in the Hispanic World
• Modern Day Idols
• Spanish Regional Identity
• Cultural Heritage or Cultural Landscape
Grammar


Year 13


Social Issues and Trend
Aspects of Hispanic Society:
• Immigration
• Racism
• Integration
Aspects of Political Life in the Hispanic World:
• Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Citizens
• Monarchies, Republics and Dictatorships
• Popular Movements
Grammar