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Qualification - A Level
Exam Board - AQA
WHY CHOOSE SPANISH?
Spanish is the native language of over 410 million people in Europe, Africa and across the Americas. Confidence in Spanish opens the door to an enormous range of professional, social and cultural opportunities across the globe. A Spanish A Level could lead to:
• Over 100 different types of degree course
• The chance to live, work, volunteer and study abroad
• Travel in Spain, or one of the 22 countries where Spanish is the official language
• Hundreds of jobs in which knowing another language is essential, desirable or useful.
TESTIMONIAL FROM PREVIOUS STUDENT:
“MFL is a good subject as it helps broaden your horizons. You learn about different cultures and it will make you a more well-rounded person.”
Over the two years the course covers 5 main elements: 1. Social issues and trends in Spain and Latin America 2. Artistic and political culture 3. Grammar 4. A literary text and a film 5. An individual research project.
HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED?
PAPER 1 - LISTENING, READING AND WRITING
2 hour 30 minute written exam Covering current trends and issues as well as political and cultural aspects in Hispanic society. TOPICS: Artistic culture in the Hispanic world, Multiculturalism in Hispanic society, Aspects of political life in Hispanic society, Grammar.
CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL GRADE: 50%
PAPER 2 - WRITING
2 hour written exam Based on your chosen literacy texts and film, with particular focus on grammar.
CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL GRADE: 20%
PAPER 3 - SPEAKING
Individual research project
• One of four sub-themes i.e. Aspects of Hispanic society or Artistic culture in the Hispanic world or Multiculturalism in Hispanic society or Aspects of political life in Hispanic society. Oral exam: 21-23 minutes (including 5 minutes preparation time).
CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL GRADE: 30%
A minum of five grades at 4 – 9 at GCSE, Including English and Maths. In addition to grade 6 at GCSE Spanish