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Ms J L Hamill (Headteacher)
45-65 Oaks Lane, Newbury Park
Ilford, IG2 7PQ

A-Level Spanish



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Examining Body: AQA Specification No: 7692

 


Entry Requirements:

B Grade GCSE Spanish. (Must include A in writing and speaking elements of the GCSE exam)


Synopsis of Content:

Following on from GCSE Spanish the aims of the course have an intentional stress on communication. An emphasis is placed upon enabling and encouraging students to:
• develop understanding of the spoken and written forms of the foreign language from a variety of authentic materials.
• communicate confidently, clearly and imaginatively in the foreign language;
• develop critical insights into, and contact with, the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries or communities where the foreign language is spoken
• develop positive attitudes and sensitivity to foreign language learning.

Unit 1   YEAR 1 Listening, reading and writing in Spanish:

Aspects of Hispanic society:

Modern and traditional values

Cyberspace

Equal rights

Artistic culture in the Hispanic world

Modern day idols

Spanish regional identity

Cultural heritage or cultural landscape

Unit 2 ‘YEAR 1 Writing in Spanish:

Translation into Spanish

Essay question on film studied

Unit 3 ‘YEAR 1 Speaking in Spanish:

One sub theme from Aspects of Hispanic society

One sub theme from Artistic culture in the Hispanic world

Unit 1 YEAR 2

 

Listening, reading and writing in Spanish:

Aspects of Hispanic society:

Modern and traditional values

Cyberspace

Equal rights

Multiculturalism in Hispanic society

Immigration

Racism

Integration

Artistic culture in the Hispanic world

Modern day idols

Spanish regional identity

Cultural heritage or cultural landscape

Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world

Today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens

Monarchies, republics and dictatorships

Popular movements

Unit 2 YEAR 2 Writing in Spanish:

Essay question on text studied

Essay question on film studied

Unit 3 YEAR 2 Speaking in Spanish:

Individual research project

One of four sub themes


Assessment Methods / Teaching Methods and Resources

Assessment takes the form of:

  • Reading Comprehension:
  • Listening Comprehension:
  • Translation (Spanish à English and English à Spanish)
  • Essay writing

Oral Work: conversations based on topics studied and presentations


Suitability for Combination

There are no forbidden combinations in this specification.


Progression to Higher Education / Vocational Destinations

The course also provides a suitable foundation for further study and/or practical use of the foreign language. It is a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for students who do not progress to further study in the subject, as well as a sufficient basis for the further study of foreign languages at degree level or equivalent.

Mr N Pattison – Team Leader
npattison@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

Ms A Wild – 2nd I/C (Split Post)
awild@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

Mr P Sanz Ojero – 2nd I/C (Split Post)
psanzojero@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

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