A-Level Spanish

£695.00

This A-Level Spanish course will broaden your geographical horizons. Spanish is one of the world’s most widely spoken languages with over 570 million native speakers, and over 20 countries citing Spanish as their national language. It is the perfect course for students seeking work abroad, or as a translator.

A Spanish A-Level will broaden your knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures and develop your skills in the Spanish language so that whether you travel for work or socially, you can approach your time abroad with confidence and awareness.

SKU: X912 Category:

250 – 300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points

AQA Awarding Body

Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2022.
You will be required to complete the three standard written exams.

Official exams

  • Paper 1: Written exam lasting 2 hours, 30 minutes, 50% of A-Level, 100 marks.
  • Paper 2: Written exam lasting 2 hours, 20% of A-Level, 80 marks.
  • Paper 3: Speaking exam lasting 21-23 minutes, 30% of A-Level, 60 marks.

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own.

Assignments
During your course, you’ll be required to complete a number of assignments.

These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.

Course Content

Looking at how Spanish-speaking countries have been shaped socially and culturally, this module will further your ability to understand and communicate the values, social issues, and trends of Hispanic society. You’ll explore the technological and social changes over time and understand how immigration has influenced the multicultural nature of Hispanic society, through the study of authentic spoken and written sources in Spanish.
Delving into the artistic culture of the Hispanic world, you’ll look at the representation of Spanish regional identity in art, including the cultural heritage of past civilisations and the idols that influence the Spanish artist scene today. From there, you’ll explore the political landscape of Spanish-speaking countries, looking at monarchies and dictatorships, as well as the popular movements that influence today’s youth and their political engagement. You’ll develop the ability to use language spontaneously to initiate conversations, ask and answer questions, and express your thoughts and viewpoints on Spanish political and artistic culture in speech and writing.
At this stage, you’ll focus on enhancing your existing knowledge, developed at GCSE level, of the grammatical systems and structures of the Spanish language. You’ll practice actively using the appropriate grammar relevant to several written and spoken scenarios. For example, ensuring you can properly identify and use gender nouns in both the singular and plural forms, alongside the correct use of adjectives, adverbs, verbs, constructions, and more! By the end of the module, you’ll be able to confidently and precisely translate passages from Spanish into English and from English into Spanish.
In this module, you’ll carry out independent research on a text and film of your choice. You can select your study focus from a variety of authentic sources, including texts by Federico García Lorca and Gabriel García Márquez (author of One Hundred Years of Solitude). The list of films you can study include El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth), and the Spanish comedy, Volver, starring Penélope Cruz. Reading and responding to literary texts and inferring meaning from complex visual materials, your study of Spanish works will be rich and entertaining as you focus on your personal area of interest.
  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X912
  • Qualification code: 7692

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Spanish or equivalent is required for this course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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