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Spanish Edexcel AS Level at Kantor King Solomon High School

Course description

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.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Financial information

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.

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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