Spanish A Level (AQA)

Syllabus: AQA

Course Specification:  7652

Course Overview

Students study technological and social change, looking at diversity and the benefits it brings. They will study highlights of Spanish-speaking artistic culture, including music and cinema, and learn about political engagement and who wields political power in the Spanish-speaking world.  Students also explore the influence of the past on present-day Spanish-speaking communities. Throughout their studies, they will learn the language in the context of Spanish-speaking countries.

Course Requirement

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including English and Maths at grade 5.

Grade 6 in Spanish required.

Year 1

Students will learn about social trends, artistic culture, as well as study the film ‘El Laberinto del Fauno’.

Year 2

Students will learn about social issues and political culture, as well as study the book “La Casa de Bernarda Alba”.

Teaching and Learning Styles

Students will develop the four linguistic skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing via a range of audio, visual and kinaesthetic activities.

They will have access to a range of resources, including digital online resources, authentic spoken and written texts (books, novels, clips from TV, film and radio).

In addition there will be regular grammar sessions (both explicit and in context of current topics).

Independent Study

Students will be required to undertake 6 hours per week of independent study to support class learning: this will be logged in their student folders and regularly checked.

Assessment Information

The assessment is formed of three papers:

Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing. Written exam. 50% of A-level

Paper 2: Writing. Written exam. 20% of A-level

Paper 3: Speaking. Oral exam. 30% of A-level

Future Pathways

Adding a language to your degree will give you the competitive edge to pursue jobs in the global arena. Doing this degree means you can immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture while gaining skills in your choice of subject, such as English Literature, Film or Journalism. This would also suit students who want to work abroad or in an international domain. Teaching is also a route many people studying a language decide to take.

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