Most of your lessons will be delivered in Spanish and half of them will take place in the computer room where online resources, such as Kerboodle are often used.
As well as 4×70 minutes lessons with your specialist teacher, you will have a 30 minute session with the Foreign Language Assistant each week. Topic booklets/handouts, based on the AQA recommended texts and materials, are issued throughout the course to every student.
As a Spanish student, you will study technological and social change, looking at diversity and the benefits it brings. You will also study highlights of the artistic culture of Spain, including music and cinema, and learn about political engagement in the countries where the language is spoken. In addition, you will explore the influence of the past on present-day communities. Throughout your studies, you will learn the language in the context of the country and the issues and influences which have shaped them. You will study a text and a film and have the opportunity to carry out independent research on an area of their choice. Assessment tasks will be varied and cover listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.
• Aspects of Spanish society: current trends and issues
• Artistic culture in the Spanish-speaking world
• Aspects of political life in the Spanish-speaking world
• Individual research project ( based on a sub-topic of one of the above topics)
• One text and one film
This course is assessed by 3 examinations which take place at the end of the second year.
- Paper 1 Listening, reading and writing (2 1/2 hours 50% of A Level)
- Paper 2 Writing (2 hours 20% of A Level)
- Paper 3 Speaking (30% of A Level)