Course type: A Level • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel
The topics studied in year one of the course include: a range of social issues and trends such as the changes to family life in Spain, education and the impact of tourism in Spain. You will also study aspects of the political and artistic culture. Topics include different festivals and traditions, music and media. In the second year of the course you will learn about immigration and you will also cover ‘The Two Spains: 1936 onwards’.
You will study a set film and book which will be assessed through a target language essay and there will be an independent research project assessed within the Speaking exam.
Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation 40%
Paper 2: Written response to works and translation 30%
Paper 3: Speaking 30%
Careers which involve research, analysing and evaluating evidence and information, textual analysis, developing arguments and being able to spot the weaknesses in assertions, and developing independent thinking skills. Students with Classical Civilisation A level often progress to careers in Law, Politics, the Civil Service, Teaching and Public Relations and many more areas. It is highly regarded by universities and employers.
Grade 5 in Spanish *(Native speakers to be interviewed by Head of MFL if they do not have a GCSE qualification in Spanish).