Aspects of Hispanic society. Artistic culture in the Hispanic world. Multiculturalism in Hispanic society. Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world. In addition, we also study a novel and a film: El Laberinto del Fauno and Como Agua Para Chocolate
This course will be taught in a group by a teacher and you will be expected to make an active contribution in lessons. Lessons will be a mixture of listening, reading, speaking and writing, as well as grammar and translation work. You will also be required to work independently at home. This will include completing homework set by your teacher and independent work such as: wider reading around topic areas; researching key facts; vocabulary learning and grammar practice. You will read and listen to authentic material in order to develop your comprehension skills and your knowledge of the culture. You will learn how to write essays or longer pieces and to hold conversations and discussions in the target language.
Paper 1: LISTENING, READING AND WRITING - Aspects of Hispanic society. Artistic culture in the Hispanic world. Multiculturalism in Hispanic society. Aspects of political life in Hispanic society. Time: 2 hour 30 minutes
PAPER 2: WRITING - Two essay questions on the novel and film that we have studied in class. Time: 2 hours
PAPER 3: SPEAKING - Individual research project. One of four 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. Speaking exam - 21-23 minutes including 5 mins preparation time
You will need a minimum of a grade 6 in GCSE Spanish.
There will be a wide range of opportunities open to you. An A Level in a language is a highly regarded qualification which will open many doors. Students may choose to study languages at degree level alone or alongside another subject. It also adds an extra dimension to your personal skills profile which will impress people who read your CV and put you in a stronger position to get a job in companies with international links.