Accessibility links

MFL Spanish AS level at Our Lady's Convent Roman Catholic High School

Course description

Students will develop their awareness of social, political and cultural issues in the countries where Spanish is spoken as well as develop their communication skills and competence in speaking and writing the language. The AS course is divided into two themes and will extend students intellectual skills and develop their general study skills. Themes are based on the society and culture of the language being studied: 1: Evolving Society in Spain 2: Political and Artistic Culture in Spanish Speaking Countries.

Entry requirements

Your course choices will be personal to you, so it is difficult to specify general entry requirements. Whatever courses you choose, the most important requirements are: • an enthusiastic and positive approach to your studies • a commitment to being part of Our Lady’s community and meeting the high expectations we have of our students • full time attendance and punctuality Each course has its own entry requirements and so it is important that you check the course details carefully. If you haven’t got a Grade 4 in GCSE English or Maths when you join the Sixth Form, you will be required to continue your studies in these subjects and resit these qualifications.


Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation (1 hour and 50 minutes) 40% of the qualification Content overview: This papers draws on vocabulary and structures across all themes Assessment overview: Listening, reading and translation from Spanish into English Paper 2: Written response to works, grammar and translation (1 hour and 40 minutes) 30% of the qualification Content overview: This paper requires students to translate a previously unseen passage and complete a grammar exercise based on one of the two themes. This paper also draws on the study of a Spanish literary or cinematographic work Assessment overview: Translation from English to Spanish, a grammar exercise, and a written response to a Spanish literary or cinematographic work Paper 3: Speaking (12 to 15 minutes + 15 minutes preparation time) 30% of the qualification Content overview: Task 1 requires students to respond to a stimulus card from theme one and then hold a discussion Task 2: is based on a discussion from theme 2 Assessment overview: Students complete two tasks.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Our Lady's Convent Roman Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2017
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: 8SP0