Did you know there are twenty-one countries speaking Spanish as their official language with more than 400 million native speakers? Spanish is a language that has evolved from several dialects of Latin and is highly valued by employers within the global business market. Speaking a foreign language is a mark of distinction highly valued by colleges, universities, and employers alike, as well as a sought-after ability in many professions, such as teaching, law, sales, medicine, translation, and more!
On this A-Level Spanish course, you’ll build on the knowledge and language skills gained at GCSE, focusing on themes relating to culture and society. Through the study of authentic spoken and written sources, you’ll learn the Spanish language in the context of the social issues and trends which have shaped multicultural Hispanic communities. You’ll also explore the influence of the past on the present-day Hispanic art scene, political landscape, and Spanish identity. Additionally, you’ll have the chance to carry out independent research on the texts and films of your choice from Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) to literature by Gabriel García Márquez. Guided every step of the way with unlimited tutor support, you’ll develop the ability to write in grammatically correct Spanish, to listen and understand Spanish speech, and to creatively express your thoughts, ideas, and opinions in conversation.
Did you know there are twenty-one countries speaking Spanish as their official language with more than 400 million native speakers? Spanish is a language that has evolved from several dialects […]
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The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.
You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.
Your course will run for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. You can enrol today, but this course begins on 30/01/21. At this point, you will receive your login details to our MyOxbridge portal, and your learning materials will be accessible when the course officially begins.
All enrolments will be for exams in Summer/Autumn 2022, or if you wish to fast track your learning in time for examinations in 2021, please do contact us.
Assessment tasks will be varied and cover listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. You’ll be required to complete three standard A-Level written exams and one speaking assessment.
We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the UK, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.
During your course, you’ll be required to complete various assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to monitor your progress and will be used to produce predicted grades (CAGs) if needed.
Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Spanish, issued by AQA.
This syllabus (7692) has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to online learning and we believe it provides the best chance of success. It is also possible to transition to AS-Level Spanish if you wish to, using the same course materials.
Difficulty - Level 3
Entry requirements - GCSE Spanish or equivalent is required for this course.
UCAS Points - 56
Looking at how Spanish-speaking countries have been shaped socially and culturally, this module will further your ability to understand and communicate the values, social issues, and trends of Hispanic society. You’ll explore the technological and social changes over time and understand how immigration has influenced the multicultural nature of Hispanic society, through the study of authentic spoken and written sources in Spanish.
Delving into the artistic culture of the Hispanic world, you’ll look at the representation of Spanish regional identity in art, including the cultural heritage of past civilisations and the idols that influence the Spanish artist scene today. From there, you’ll explore the political landscape of Spanish-speaking countries, looking at monarchies and dictatorships, as well as the popular movements that influence today’s youth and their political engagement.
You’ll develop the ability to use language spontaneously to initiate conversations, ask and answer questions, and express your thoughts and viewpoints on Spanish political and artistic culture in speech and writing.
At this stage, you’ll focus on enhancing your existing knowledge, developed at GCSE level, of the grammatical systems and structures of the Spanish language. You’ll practice actively using the appropriate grammar relevant to several written and spoken scenarios. For example, ensuring you can properly identify and use gender nouns in both the singular and plural forms, alongside the correct use of adjectives, adverbs, verbs, constructions, and more!
By the end of the module, you’ll be able to confidently and precisely translate passages from Spanish into English and from English into Spanish.
In this module, you’ll carry out independent research on a text and film of your choice. You can select your study focus from a variety of authentic sources, including texts by Federico García Lorca and Gabriel García Márquez (author of One Hundred Years of Solitude). The list of films you can study include El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth), and the Spanish comedy, Volver, starring Penélope Cruz.
Reading and responding to literary texts and inferring meaning from complex visual materials, your study of Spanish works will be rich and entertaining as you focus on your personal area of interest.
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Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.