The course involves a range of topics focussing on Aspects of Hispanic society, Multiculturalism in Hispanic society, Artistic culture in the Hispanic world and Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world. You will also undertake an in-depth study of either one literary text and one film, or two literary texts. In addition, you will research a topic of your choice for the speaking exam. Studying Spanish at A level promotes greater fluency, grammatical accuracy and confidence in all forms of language. You will develop your knowledge through reading and listening to authentic source materials and learning how to extract information, initiate conversations and respond to questions both orally and in writing.
Paper 1 (50%) – listening, reading and writing exam, including short translations from Spanish into English and English into Spanish.
Paper 2 (20%) – writing exam, an essay on each of the literary texts/films studied.
Paper 3 (30%) – speaking exam on the four themes and an independent research project.