A-level Spanish

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Develop the ability to write in grammatically correct Spanish, listen and understand Spanish speech, and creatively express your thoughts, ideas, and opinions in the conversation!
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A-level Spanish AQA online course

If being able to speak one of the most common languages in the world and communicate in over twenty countries sounds appealing to you, then you’re in the right place. There’s a reason why A-level Spanish is the most popular foreign language – employers and universities around the world highly prize it.

You’ll learn much more than simply how to speak Spanish; you’ll develop the ability to understand different dialects and you’ll even examine economic, social and cultural differences between northern and southern Spain. You’ll immerse yourself in Spanish culture, looking at attitudes towards topics such as marriage, divorce and families. You’ll practise reading, writing and speaking Spanish, focusing on the topics of politics, immigration, media, cultural celebrations and Hispanic communities.

What you will learn

  1. Unit 1 - Spanish Identity

    • Vocabulary
    • Grammar
    • Spain as a multicultural country
    • Separatism
    • Unhappiness in communities
    • Spanish regional identity
  2. Unit 2 - Cultural Heritage

    • Prehispanic Civilisations in Spain
    • Prehispanic Cilisations in South America
    • The Spanish Colonisation
    • Art and places
  3. Unit 3 - Modern Times

    • Catholic background
    • The legalisation of gay marriage and visibility of the LGBT+ community in Spain
    • Evolution of women in Spanish society
  4. Unit 4 - Politics

    • Republic, dictatorship and the current constitution
    • Dictatorships in South America
    • Social protests
  5. Unit 5 - Multiculturalism and Racism

    • Immigration in Spanish-speaking countries
    • Benefits and problems of immigration
    • Inclusion policies
  6. Unit 6 - Media

    • Old idols
    • Social and cultural awakening after the Franco dictatorship
    • Modern-day idols
  7. Unit 7 - Customs & celebrations

    • Festivities in Spain
    • Festivities in South America
    • La Sobremesa
    • Las Fallas
    • La Tomatina
  8. Unit 8 - The Internet and its Influence

    • Social networks
    • The Internet
    • Globalisation
  9. Unit 9 - Preparing for the examinations

    • Paper 1: Listening, Reading, and Writing
    • Paper 2: Writing

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Course Outcome

Upon successfully passing your exams, you will receive an A-level in Spanish, issued by the AQA exam board. You’ll also receive 56 UCAS points that will assist in a University course application.

This syllabus (7692) has been chosen specifically because it is best suited to distance learning.

How is this course assessed or examined?

You will be required to complete three standard papers:

    • Paper 1 Listening, Reading, and Writing: 2 hours 30 minutes, 50% of A-level, 100 marks
    • Paper 2 Writing: 2 hours, 20% of A-level, 80 marks
    • Paper 3 Speaking: 21 – 23 minutes (including 5 minutes preparation), 30% of A-level, 60 marks

You will also have the opportunity to carry out an independent research project on an area of your own personal interest.

Entry requirements

There are no specific requirements to study this course. However, it is strongly recommended that you have studied GCSE Spanish or an equivalent level beforehand.

How long will it take to complete?

The course is 300 study hours. Fast-track options are available. You’ll also have a personal tutor to help you stay on track.

When you enrol on the course, you will gain access to My Oxbridge, our online learning platform, where you can access your materials and other helpful resources, including study guides and revision exercises.

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