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Spanish at The Long Eaton School

Course description


  • Build on knowledge and skills gained at GCSE and deepen understanding of grammar and syntax
  • Enhance written and verbal communication skills, especially expressing considered opinions
  • Facilitate foreign travel and enhance employment prospects
  • Provide an insight into another culture and deepen understanding of world and social issues
  • Study of literary texts including novels and films
  • Study technological, multicultural and social change
  • Independent research project

Course content


AS: Aspects of Hispanic society

  • Modern and traditional values (Los valores tradicionales y modernos)
  • Cyberspace (El ciberespacio)
  • Equal rights (La igualdad de los sexos) A2: Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
  • Immigration (La Inmigración)
  • Racism (El Racismo)
  • Integration (La Convivencia)

AS: Artistic culture in the Hispanic world

  • Modern day idols (La influencia de los ídolos)
  • Spanish regional identity (La identidad regional en España)
  • Cultural heritage or cultural landscape (El patrimonio cultural)

A2: Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world

  • Today's youth, tomorrow's citizens (Jóvenes de hoy, ciudadanos de mañana)
  • Monarchies, republics and dictatorships (Monarquías, repúblicas y dictaduras)
  • Popular movements (Movimientos populares)



Listening, reading and writing exam: 45% /50%

Questions on aspects of Hispanic society, artistic culture, multiculturalism, political life and translation into English for AS and a translation into Spanish for A2.

Writing exam: 25% /20%

Translation into Spanish and questions on film studied in depth in class for AS or two questions on the film and literary text studied in class for A2.

Speaking: 30% /30%

A 12 - 14 minute for AS or 21 - 23 minute forA2 speaking exam. A discussion on two sub - themes for AS. A discussion on one sub - theme and a presentation and discussion about the student’s independent research project for A2.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Long Eaton School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September