The aim of the A level Spanish course is to help you to develop an interest in speaking the language, to gain awareness of the need to speak foreign languages, to appreciate the nature and diversity of different Hispanic cultures and people and to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study and employment.
The AQA A level specification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE and has been designed to be studied over two years. Its approach is a focus on how Spanish-speaking society has been shaped socially and culturally and how it continues to change.
In the first year, aspects of the social context are studied, together with aspects of the artistic life of Spanish-speaking countries.
In the second year further aspects of the social background are covered, this time focusing on matters associated with multiculturalism. Pupils also study aspects of the political landscape including the future of political life in the Hispanic world by focusing on young people and their political engagement.
Listening, reading and translation
Examination Board: AQA
Mrs N. Wiltshire – Head of Spanish