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Spanish A Level at Ilkley Grammar School

Course description


  • develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning
  • develop understanding of the language in a variety of contexts and genres
  • communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the language for a range of purposes
  • develop awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries or communities where the language is spoken
  • derive enjoyment and benefit from language learning

Course content

Multiculturalism in the Hispanic World:

Aspects of Political life in the Hispanic World:
Today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens (politics, unemployment and an ideal society)
Monarchies and Dictatorships
Popular movements

One book or film (if not studied or continued from AS year)
Individual Research Project:
After the AS exam students will start working on an individual research project which will be assessed at A2

Entry requirements

General entry requirement for Post-16: 5 grade 4/C at GCSE, preferably including English and Maths. Specific entry requirements: Grade 6 in chosen language.


100% Examination
AS :
Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing + Grammar + Translation into English.
1 hour 45 mins. 90 marks. 45% of AS.
Paper 2: Writing based on one text or one film + Grammar + Translation into Spanish.
1 hour 30 mins. 50 marks. 25% of AS.
Paper 3: Speaking 12-14 minutes Teacher conducted speaking exam. 60 marks. 30% of AS.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ilkley Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2017
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