A Level Spanish
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Students will develop their skills in Spanish/French to understand and respond to authentic contemporary texts and spoken language drawn from a variety of sources. Students will also develop skills to manipulate Spanish/French accurately in spoken and written forms. They will select information and present it in Spanish/French organising arguments and ideas logically. Students will be encouraged at all times to explore and develop their ideas innovatively, imaginatively and creatively in Spanish/French.
Entry requirements: GCSE Grade B or above
Topics covered in Year 12:
- Communication technology
- Cinema versus alternative ways of viewing films
- Types of music, changing trends
- The place of music in popular culture
- Music I like
- How music defines personal identity
- How we can alter our image
- Does how we look define who we are?
- Lifestyle and leisure activities
- The cult of the celebrity
Topics covered in Year 13:
- Protecting the planet
The Multicultural Society
- Wealth and poverty
- Law and order
- Impact of scientific and technological progress
How will students be assessed?
There are two exams at the end of Year 13. The speaking exam makes up 15% of the A2 mark. The exam lasts 35 minutes including 20 minutes preparation time. The students will demonstrate their ability to speak Spanish/French by discussing the four main themes covered during AS. Students also sit a 35% listening, reading and writing exam. This exam has an essay component where students demonstrate their ability to develop, analyse and evaluate their ideas in Spanish/French.
Where will success in Spanish/French take students?
Studying a Modern Foreign Language at A-Level will enhance employment prospects, facilitate foreign travel, provide an insight into another culture and society and provide a sound basis for further study.