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Spanish A Level at Devonport High School for Girls

Course description

This course aims to give candidates an excellent grounding in all aspects of the Spanish language with the opportunity to develop ability and confidence in the four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Furthermore, the specification aims to stimulate greater cultural awareness of Spain and Latin America.

Course content

What is assessed:  Aspects of Hispanic society.   Artistic culture in the Hispanic world

AS Level
Paper 1
Listening, reading and writing
Written exam: 1 hr 45 mins                  
90 marks – 45% of AS 

Paper  2
Writing (one literary text or film from set list)
Written Exam: 1hr 30 mins                   
50 marks – 25% of AS

Paper 3
Oral exam: 12–14 minutes                       
60 marks 30% of AS

What is assessed: Aspects of Hispanic society, Artistic culture in the Hispanic .  Multiculturalism and aspects of political life in Hispanic society

A2 Level
Paper 1
Speaking: Assessed activities are discussion of an article and topic discussion in Spanish 30%

Paper 2
Writing (one literary text and one film or two texts from set list)
Written Exam: 2hrs                                   
80 marks – 20% of A2

Paper 3
Speaking (including individual research project)
Oral exam: 21-23 minutes (+5mins preparation time)                                                         60 marks 30% of A2

Future opportunities

Spanish A level will be a valuable asset in a variety of degree and career areas including Law, Accountancy, Business, Media and Teaching. Most Spanish degrees involve a year abroad in Spain or Latin America.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Devonport High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 12 May 2017

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