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Course Name: Spanish A Level
Exam Board: AQA

Course Specification

What will you study?

  • Aspects of Hispanic society
  • Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
  • Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
  • Aspects of political life in Hispanic society
  • Grammar

What skills will you develop?

  • Increased fluency, accuracy and precision in Spanish
  • Using a range of key expressions and structures
  • Using language spontaneously; asking and answering questions
  • Presenting viewpoints and developing arguments
  • Analysing, evaluating and pursuading
  • Using a range of expression – including the list of grammar
  • Using self-correction and repair strategies
  • Reading and responding to a variety of texts
  • Understanding the main points, gist and inferring
  • Researching and using case studies/evidence to justify arguments
  • Summarising information
  • Translating from Spanish to English and English to Spanish

How will you be assessed?

Paper 1

Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes

  • 100 marks
  • 50% of A-level
Paper 2
  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 80 marks in total
  • 20% of A-level
Paper 3
  • Oral exam - based on a photo card about one of the themes and the individual research project: 21–23 minutes (including 5 minutes preparation time)
  • 60 marks in total
  • 30% of A-level