A2 Spanish - Academic Pathway at Furze Platt Senior School
An Academic Pathway Subject:
This AQA A Level in Spanish is linear so students sit their public examinations at the end of the two years of study. The AQA specification has far greater emphasis on Spanish culture and society than previously.
Aspects of Hispanic Society
Modern and traditional values
Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
Modern day idols
Spanish regional identity
Cultural heritage or cultural landscape
AQA provide a set list of literary texts and films for study and examination in the Paper 2 in the below assessment section. At Newlands they plan to study the novel “Como agua para chocolate” and the film “Volver”.
An average of 5- 'Attainment 8' score (largely equivalent to 4 grade 4s and 4 grade 5s) across 8 highest GCSEs including English & Maths
At least a grade 5 in GCSE Spanish
Paper 1: Listening and responding, Reading and responding & Writing, (translation into English and MFL) – 50% of A level (2 hours 30 minutes)
Paper 2: Written exam – 20% of A Level (2 hours) – of one text and one film or two texts from the list set in the specification, plus grammar. Either one question in Spanish on a set text from a choice of two questions and one question in Spanish on a set film from a choice of two questions or two questions in Spanish on set texts from a choice of two questions on each text.
Paper 3: Speaking – 30% of A Level (21-23 minutes including 5 minutes prep time)
Business, Law, Education and the Media are common career choices for students with higher qualifications in languages.
This subject may be taught at another Maidenhead Consortium School
For further information please contact Mrs Bristow, Sixth Form Administrator on email@example.com or on 01628 625308, extension 236.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Furze Platt Senior School directly.