AS Course Outline
Why choose Edexcel AS Level Spanish?
The new Edexcel AS Level in Spanish has been developed to inspire all students who have an appreciation of the language, literature, film and culture of the Spanish-speaking world.
Inspiring and engaging Themes
- there are familiar and popular themes as well as some new content that provides clear links to some of the most fundamental and interesting aspects of the culture of the target language country and communities.
Popular literary texts and films
- there is a rich choice of literary texts and films that includes contemporary and more classical titles, together with authentic source materials from Spain and the wider Spanish-speaking world.
How do students benefit from Spanish AS?
It is anticipated that students will:
|Spanish AS Level (EDX) Course Specification|
Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation
Section A: Listening (24 marks)
Section B: Reading (28 marks)
Section C: Translation into English (12 marks)
Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes, 40% of the qualification, 64 marks
Paper 2: Written response to works and translation
Section A: Translation (20 marks)
Section B: Written response to works (literary texts) (40 marks)
Section C: Written response to works (films) (40 marks)
Written examination:1 hour and 40 minutes, 30% of the qualification, 60 marks This paper includes a translation exercise and an extended response on either one literary text or one film.
Students are not permitted access to a dictionary or any documentation relating to the works during the examination.
Paper 3: Speaking
Task 1 requires students to read and respond to two short texts based on Theme 1: La evolución de la sociedad española and then hold a discussion.
Task 2 is based on a discussion from Theme 2: La cultura política y artística en el mundo hispanohablante.
Internally conducted and externally assessed
Structure of the Course
This course will be taught for 5 x 1 hour lessons per week. Homework will be set weekly and deadlines must be adhered to. Reading of textbooks is essential.
Edexcel A level Spanish, Hodder Education.
www.donquijote.org/cultura, www.newsinslowspanish.com (subscription), www.elpais.es, www.elmundo.es, www.lavanguardia.es, www.abc.es
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