Spanish

We are aware of the importance of learning a foreign language and of how much “monolingualism” restricts professional development today.  Therefore, the Spanish department aims at developing the students’ linguistic skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking, to enable them to use Spanish in a variety of practical situations.  Furthermore, the Spanish course helps the students gain cultural and European awareness, an essential element to ensure success in communication.

Staff Names and Roles

Mrs L Leah – Head of Spanish, Foreign Language Assistant

 

Useful Websites to support your son’s learning

http://www.wordreference.com/

http://translate.reference.com/

https://www.duolingo.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/news/

http://www.rtve.es/noticias/directo-la-1/

http://live.kerboodle.com/secondary/common/Login.aspx

 

Course information

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A Level Year 13

Specification and Topics covered at A level

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/spanish/a-level/spanish-2695

A2 Topics and subtopics

ENVIRONMENT

Pollution
Energy
Protecting the planet

THE MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Immigration
Integration
Racism

CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES

Wealth and poverty
Law and order
Impact of scientific and technological progress

CULTURAL TOPIC

A period of 20th century history and a dramatist
from a target language-speaking country/community

How will your son be assessed at A level?

A2 Examinations

Unit 3 –SPAN3

Listening, Reading and Writing
35% of A Level
2 hours 30 minutes written examination
110 marks
Available June only

Unit 4 –SPA4V

Speaking Test
15% of A Level
35 minutes speaking test (including 20 minutes preparation)
50 marks
Available June only

How could you support your son to learn during year 13?

It is expected that by now the Spanish A level learner will not require any more support than the one provided by the specialist teacher and language assistant at school.

  • A Level Year 13