Spanish - A Level at Heckmondwike Grammar School
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Aspects of Hispanic Society
Traditional and modern values
Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
The influence of idols
Regional identity in Spain
Grammar, Literature or Film study
Research-based topic presentation
• Multiculturalism in Hispanic Society
• Coexistence and integration.
• Aspects of political life in the Hispanic World
• Young people of today, citizens of tomorrow
• Monarchies and dictatorships
• Social movements
• Further study of Themes 1 and 2.Grammar
• Study of Literary Text
• Essay Writing
• Research-based Topic Presentation
Minimum requirements for admission to the Sixth Form:
A grade 5 in Mathematics, with a 6 preferred.
A grade 5 in English Language or English Literature, with a 6 preferred.
Achieving at least 3 other GCSEs at grade 6 or above.
Subject specific requirement:
- Grade 6 in Spanish
Written Exam: 2hr 30min 100 marks.
Listening, reading, writing
Translation into English and the target language.
(50% of total A level)
Written Exam: 2hr 80 marks.
Essay and grammar.
Questions on set text and film.
(20% of total A level)
Spoken Exam: 21-23min 60 marks
Discussion of a sub-theme, based on a stimulus card.
Presentation and discussion of an individual research project.
(30% of total A level)
Opportunities in industry, commerce, banking, the Diplomatic Service, teaching, journalism, interpreting and translating, linguist, travel and tourism. These are the areas in which your career might be shaped - an A-level in Spanish will give you a distinct advantage.
To assist in the development of the spoken language we conduct lessons almost exclusively in Spanish and encourage students to get involved with language clubs and lesson support in the lower school.
During year 12 we encourage students to do a work experience placement in either Spain or a Spainish-speaking country.
Exam Board: AQA
How to apply
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