Horsforth School Sixth Form Course Guide

SPANISH Curriculum Leader: Mrs A Shaffner Year 12 – AS AS Topics: modern and traditional values, cyberspace, equal rights, modern idols, regional identity, cultural heritage or landscape PLUS a film or a book. Method of Assessment - Examinations at the end of the year: Paper 1: Listening / Reading / Translations: 1 hour 45 minutes - 80 marks (40% of the total AS) Paper 2: Translations, critical essay on film or book: 1 hour 15 minutes - 60 marks (30% of the total AS) Paper 3: Speaking Exam 12-14 minutes plus 15 minutes preparation time - 60 marks (30% of the total AS) Year 13 - A2 A2 topics: immigration, racism, integration, today’s youth-tomorrow’s citizens, monarchs, republics and dictatorships, popular movements PLUS a book whether a book or a film has been studied in AS PLUS an individual research project. Method of Assessment - Examinations at the end of the year: Paper 1: Listening / Reading / Translations: 2 hours 30 minutes - 160 marks (40% of the total A Level) Paper 2: 2 essays on 2 books or 1 book and 1 film: 2 hours - 90 marks (30% of the total A Level) Paper 3: Speaking Exam: 21-23 minutes including 5 minutes preparation time – 60 marks (30% of the total A Level) Additional Information Students will develop their skills of reading and writing, listening and speaking in Spanish through studying aspects of Spanish life relevant to young people. Lessons are active and there will be the opportunity to work both independently and in groups.There will also be opportunities to develop ICT skills. Students will find that their fluency in spoken and written Spanish improves rapidly during the course. We use an e-text book, supplemented with a wide range of audio and video material. Trips are organised to Spanish films and plays whenever these are shown locally. Spanish compliments all subjects and there is no reason why those studying unrelated subjects should not take Spanish as one of their A Levels to open up choice and increase options for joint degrees or modular degrees at University. Opportunity and achievement for all | Horsforth School Sixth Form 18

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