SPANISH A LEVEL & AS LEVEL

Spanish A Level & AS Level Courses

Spanish is the second-most spoken native language in the world and its popularity as a foreign language is increasing. Our students continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Spanish language, broadening their vocabulary range, grammatical competence and oral fluency, and also explore the rich culture of the countries and communities where Spanish is spoken.

Course outline

Theme 1 - La evolución de la sociedad española

  • El cambio en la estructura familiar
  • El mundo laboral
  • El impacto turístico en España

Theme 2 - La cultura política y artística en el mundo hispanohablante

  • La musíca
  • Los medios de comunicación
  • Los festivales y las tradiciones

Theme 3 - La inmigración y la sociedad multicultural española

  • El impacto positivo de la inmigración en la sociedad Española
  • Enfrentando los desafíos de la inmigración y la integración en España
  • La reacción social y pública hacia la inmigración en España

Theme 4 - La dictadura franquista y la transición a la democracia

  • La Guerra Civil y el ascenso de Franco (1936-1939)
  • La dictadura franquista
  • La transición de la dictadura a la democracia

Assesment

AS Level Spanish

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation

  • Assessment of vocabulary and structures across themes 1-2
  • 64 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper
  • 40% of total AS level

Paper 2: Written response to works and translation

  • Assessment of one literary text or one film
  • 60 marks
  • 1 hour 40 minutes written paper
  • 30% of total AS level

Speaking

  • Assessment of content across themes 1-2
  • 72 marks
  • Between 27 and 30 minutes total assessment time
  • Internally conducted and externally assessed
  • 30% of total AS level

A Level Spanish

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation

  • Assessment of vocabulary and structures across all four themes
  • 80 marks
  • 2 hours written paper
  • 40% of total A level

Paper 2: Written response to works and translation

  • Assessment of two literary texts or one literary text and one film
  • 120 marks
  • 2 hours 40 minutes written paper
  • 30% of total A level

Speaking

  • Assessment of content across all four themes
  • 72 marks
  • Between 21 and 23 minutes total assessment time
  • Internally conducted and externally assessed
  • 30% of total A level

Set Texts

Literary texts

  • Bodas de sangre, Federico García Lorca, 1932 (play)
  • Como agua para chocolate, Laura Esquivel, 1989 (novel)
  • Crónica de una muerte anunciada, Gabriel García Márquez, 1981 (novella)
  • Eva Luna, Isabel Allende, 1987 (novel)
  • El coronel no tiene quien le escribe, Gabriel García Márquez, 1961 (novella)
  • El túnel, Ernesto Sabato, 1948 (novel)
  • Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges, 1944 (short stories)
  • La casa de Bernarda Alba, Federico García Lorca, 1936 (play)
  • La casa de los espíritus, Isabel Allende, 1982 (novel)
  • Modelos de mujer, Almudena Grandes, 1996 (short stories)
  • Nada, Carmen Laforet, 1943 (novel)
  • Primera memoria, Ana María Matute, 1959 (novel)
  • Réquiem por un campesino español, Ramón J. Sender, 1953 (novella)

Films

  • Diarios de motocicleta, dir. Walter Salles (2004)
  • El laberinto del fauno, dir. Guillermo del Toro (2006)
  • La historia oficial, dir. Luis Puenzo (1985)
  • La lengua de las mariposas, dir. José Luis Cuerda (1999)
  • Las 13 rosas, dir. Emilio Martínez-Lázaro (2007)
  • Machuca, dir. Andrés Wood (2004)
  • Mar adentro, dir. Alejandro Amenábar (2004)
  • También la lluvia, dir. Icíar Bollaín (2010)
  • Todo sobre mi madre, dir. Pedro Almodóvar (1999)
  • Voces inocentes, dir. Luis Mandoki (2004)
  • Volver, dir. Pedro Almodóvar (2006)

Specification

Spanish is the second-most spoken native language in the world and its popularity as a foreign language is increasing. Our students continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Spanish language, broadening their vocabulary range, grammatical competence and oral fluency, and also explore the rich culture of the countries and communities where Spanish is spoken.

Tutors

Gerardo Carballo

BA (Spain), MA (UCL), PGCE (Spain)

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