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Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Spanish
Code Spanish
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


In our Spanish A Level the Main Skills Developed are:

An integrated study with a focus on language, culture and society.

A range of transferable skills are fostered including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity, which are valuable to the individual and society.

Students following this specification will develop their language knowledge, understanding and skills through:

   using language spontaneously

   listening and responding to spoken passages

   reading and responding to a variety of texts

   understanding the main points, gist and detail from spoken and written material

   inferring meaning from complex spoken and written material, including factual and abstract content

    summarising information from spoken and written sources, reporting key points and subject matter in speech and writing

    translating an unseen passage from Spanish into English, and from English into Spanish. 

Our course offer is subject to change based on viable class sizes.


Course Content

Social Issues and Trends: Modern & traditional values , Cyberspace , Equal rights , Immigration , Racism ,Integration 

Political and Artistic Culture:

  • Modern day idols
  • Spanish regional identity
  • Cultural heritage
  • Today’s youth, tomorrow’s
  • Citizens
  • Monarchies and dictatorships
  • Popular movements


Works: Literature and Film

Individual Research Project

How will it be delivered?


The A Level comprises three compulsory assessment units:

Paper 1: Listening, Reading, Translation into English, and into Spanish (50% of final mark)

Paper 2: Written exam (2 questions based on a set film and set text.) (20% of final mark)

Paper 3: Oral exam (Individual Research Project, and discussion of a sub-theme.) (30% of final mark)

Entry requirements

Overall Entry Requirements:

6 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including an English and Maths.

Course Specific Entry Requirements:

Students need to achieve at least a GCSE grade 6 in the Language they are carrying on to A Level.

Students will also need at least a GCSE grade 5 in English Literature due to the demands of the written paper.


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