Spanish

A LEVEL Edexcel BOARD

A Level

Theme 1: Changes in Spanish society

Theme 1 is set in the context of Spain only. This theme covers social issues and trends.

  • Changes in family structures
  • Education
  • The world of work

Theme 2: Political and artistic culture in Spanish-speaking countries

Theme 2 is set in the context of Spanish-speaking countries and communities. This theme covers artistic culture (through music and festivals and traditions) and political and artistic culture (through media).

  • Music
  • Media
  • Festivals and traditions

Theme 3: Immigration and multicultural society in Spain

Theme 3 is set in the context of Spain only. This theme covers social issues and trends.

  • The positive impact of immigration on Spanish society
  • The challenges of immigration and integration in Spain
  • Immigration policies

Theme 4: Dictatorship and Democracy     

Theme 4 is set in the context of Spain only. This theme covers political culture.

  • The Civil War (1936-1939)
  • Franco’s dictatorship
  • The transition to democracy

Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Translation – 40% of the total mark

In the Listening part of this paper, you will answer multiple choice and comprehension questions In Spanish on a variety of recordings. In the Reading section, you will also answer multiple choice and comprehension questions in Spanish, based on a variety of passages. You will also translate a passage from Spanish to English.

Paper 2: Written response to works, grammar and translation – 30% of the total mark

In this paper, you will write about two books or one book and a film that you have studied throughout the year. There will also be a translation passage from English to Spanish.

Paper 3: Speaking – 30% of the total mark

Before this exam you will have 5 minutes to prepare a discussion based on a stimulus card you have been given. You will then discuss the topic of the card with your examiner. Then you will give a presentation on an independent research project you will have conducted and answer further questions on the topic. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Mrs K Daley: kdaley.312@lgflmail.org (HOD)