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Spanish A Level at Burford School and Community College

Course description

This course will inspire and give you the skills you need whether it is as a stepping stone to university or to enhance your career or travel prospects. You will be using Spanish independently for a range of purposes and you will deepen your understanding of the Spanish and its culture. This course will encourage your motivation by appealing to a wide range of students’ interests, with a variety of popular topics, texts and films all linked to the culture of the Spanish communities.

Course content

You will study four themes in the two years:
Theme 1: Social issues and trends: Evolving society in Spain:
Changing family structures/Impact of tourism/The world of work
Theme 2: Political, intellectual and artistic culture in the Spanish speaking world:
Music, media and festivals and traditions
Theme 3: Social issues and trends: Immigration and the Spanish multicultural society:
Integration and multiculturalism, historical and contemporary immigration
Theme 4: Political, intellectual, and artistic culture:
The Franco dictatorship and transition to democracy

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish.


Listening / Reading / Translation
80 marks (40%)
Written response to works and translation
2hrs 40mins
120 marks (30%)
Task 1:
Discussion on a theme
Task 2:
Presentation and Discussion on Independent Research
6 – 7 mins
30 marks
10 – 11 mins
42 marks
Total of 72 marks – 30%

Further information

There may be the opportunity to go to Spain on an exchange.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burford School and Community College directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2017