Spanish

Advanced GCE in Spanish

Course Overview

The Spanish course encourages students to;

  • enhance their linguistic skills and promote and develop their capacity for critical thinking on the basis of their knowledge and understanding of the language, culture and society of the country or countries where the language is spoken.
  • Develop control of the language system to convey meaning, using spoken and written skills, including an extended range of vocabulary, for both practical and intellectual purposes as increasingly confident, accurate and independent users of the language.
  • Engage critically with intellectually stimulating texts, films and other materials in the original language, developing an appreciation of sophisticated and creative uses of the language and understanding them within their cultural and social context.

    Qualification Details

    • Qualification: Advanced GCE in Spanish
    • Exam Board: AQA

     

    Course Teacher Profile

    Mrs S. Poller

    Mrs S. Poller

    CTL

    Mrs. Poller is the Curriculum Team Lead for Spanish in the Amethyst Sixth Form

    Course Requirements

    To enrol for the A Level Spanish course you must have the following…

    • Spanish Grade 6
    • Must have GCSE

    Year 1 Summary

    • One sub-theme from Aspects of Hispanic society and one sub-theme from Artistic culture in the Hispanic world.
    • Aspects of Hispanic society
    • Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
    • Grammar
    • One text or one film from the lists in the specification

    AS
    PAPER 1: Listening, Reading and Writing
    Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
    90 marks
    45% of AS

    PAPER 2: Writing
    Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
    50 marks
    25% of AS

    PAPER 3: Speaking
    Oral exam: 12–14 minutes
    60 marks
    30% of AS

    Year 2 Summary

    • Aspects of Hispanic society
    • Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
    • Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
    • Aspects of political life in Hispanic society
    • Grammar
    • One text and one film or two texts from the list set in the specification
    • Grammar
    • Individual research project
    • One of four themes (ie Aspects of Hispanic society or Artistic culture in the Hispanic world or Multiculturalism in Hispanic society or Aspects of political life in Hispanic society)

    A Level

    PAPER 1: Listening , Reading and Writing
    Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
    100 marks
    50% of A-level

    PAPER 2: Writing
    Written exam: 2 hours
    80 marks in total
    20% of A-level

    PAPER 3: Speaking
    Oral exam: 21–23 minutes
    (including 5 minutes preparation time)
    60 marks in total
    30% of 30% of  A Level

    Careers and Next Steps

    Speaking a second language opens the doors to many career pathways. You will find yourself in high demand in banking and finance, diplomacy and hotel management as well as having the option to study languages further at university.

    Career paths could include:

    • Banking and Finance
    • Hotel Manager
    • Translator
    • Law
    • Marketing
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Art and Fashion

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