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

Course description

The A Level course is divided into four 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 3: Immigration and the Spanish Multicultural Society 4: The Franco Dictatorship and Transition to Democracy.


Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation (2 hours) 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 and translation (2 hour and 40 minutes) 30% of the qualification Content overview: This paper draws on the study of two discrete Spanish works: either two literary texts, or one literary text and one film Assessment overview: Translation from English to Spanish, a written response to two Spanish literary works or a written response to both a Spanish literary and a Spanish cinematographic work Paper 3: Speaking (16 to 18 minutes + 5 minutes preparation) 30% of the qualification. Content overview: Task 1 is a discussion based on a stimulus card on one of the four themes. Tasks 2 is based on independent research carried out by the student. The research can be based on one of the themes or on the student’s own interest related to the society and culture of the Spanish speaking world. Assessment overview: Students complete two tasks.

Future opportunities

With an A Level you can: • Apply to university to study a language • Combine a language with another subject (e.g. business) at university • Communicate with people from other countries • Work abroad • Work for a company with international links • Be confident in the language when travelling abroad • Improve your UCAS application for any subject.

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
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September