Qualification: A Level
Spanish is the official language in 20 countries and spoken in more than 30. Studying Spanish at A level is the natural way to further your knowledge, enabling you to use it in its spoken and written form and acquire an insight into how language is learnt. You will also gain considerable contacts with and insight into the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of the countries where Spanish is spoken. Spanish is also the perfect companion to a range of other subjects.
Aspects of Spanish speaking society: traditional and modern values, cyberspace, gender equality
Artistic culture in the Spanish-speaking world: the influence of idols, regional identity, cultural heritage
Multiculturalism in Hispanic Society: immigration, racism, integration
Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world: today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens, monarchies and dictatorships, popular movements
Film Study – Volver
Book Study – La Casa de Bernarda Alba
Two written papers and an oral exam.
Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Writing – 50%
Paper 2: Essay Writing based on the study of a book and a film – 20%
Paper 3: Speaking exam based on an Independent Research Project – 30 %
You need to have a minimum of a 6 at GCSE in Spanish.