What Will I Study?

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.

Two works of Spanish Literature will be studied.

Individual Research Project:

Students must identify a subject or a key question which is of interest to them, which relates to a country/countries where Spanish is spoken.

How Will I Be Assessed?

At the end of Year 13 you will sit 3 exams:

  • Paper 1 - Listening, reading and writing exam - 2 hours 30 minutes - 40% of A Level
  • Paper 2 - Writing exams on works of Literature - 2 minutes - 30% of A Level
  • Oral exam - 21-23 minutes - 30% of A Level

Listening exams take place in language laboratories and students have control of the material so are able to pause and rewind as they wish. Speaking exams are conducted by the class teacher.

What Will I Need?

You will need a good quality dictionary, grammar guide and verb table book as well as a keen interest in languages and an ability to learn vocabulary and grammar rules.

What Can This Subject Lead To/Prepare Me For?

Students can go on to study Spanish at university and to study or work abroad. The study of a foreign language also enhances employment prospects and provides students with an insight into another culture and society.

Entry Requirements

At least a grade 6 in Spanish and four other GCSEs at grade 4 and above.

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