Spanish Edexcel AS Level at Kantor King Solomon High School
The Edexcel Advanced Subsidiary in Spanish aims to encourage students to:
- 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
- consider their study of the language in a broader context.
The Edexcel Advanced Subsidiary in Spanish enables students to:
- derive enjoyment and benefit from language learning
- acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study and/or employment
- communicate with speakers of the language
- take their place in a multilingual global society.
Minimum of 6 GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Mathematics with a grade B or above in the subjects to be studied.
Unit 1: Spoken Expression and Response in Spanish:
- Externally assessed
- 30% of the total AS marks
- 8-10 minute assessment in two sections.
- Section A requires students to respond to four Edexcel-set questions on a stimulus related to the student’s chosen general topic area.
- Section B requires the teacher/examiner to engage the student in a discussion that, although still relating to the same general topic area and its linked subtopics, moves away from the main focus of the stimulus.
Unit 2: Understanding and Written Response in Spanish:
- Externally assessed
- 70% of the total AS marks
- 2 hour 30 minute paper in three sections.
- Section A requires students to listen to a range of authentic recorded Spanish-language material and to retrieve and convey information given in the recording by responding to a range of Spanish-language questions.
- Section B requires students to read authentic Spanish-language printed materials and to retrieve and convey information by responding to a range of mainly Spanish – language test types.
- Section C requires students to write 200-220 words in the form of a letter, report or article in Spanish based on a short printed Spanish-language stimulus.
This qualification supports progression into further and higher education, training or employment. It provides a suitable foundation for specialist linguists wishing to study Spanish at a higher level, those wishing to combine language study with other disciplines at higher level, and those considering other qualifications without a language focus.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kantor King Solomon High School directly.