Spanish

Specification: AQA

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.

What will I study?

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

How will I be assessed?

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 %

Entry requirements

You need to have a minimum of a 6 at GCSE in Spanish.

 

Head of Department: Ms Amy Whiting

Email: amy.whiting@gryphon.dorset.sch.uk

 

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