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Year 12

Aspects of Hispanic speaking society:

  • Modern and tradition family values

  • Cyberspace and technology

  • Sexual equality


Artistic culture in the Hispanic world:

  • The influence of Spanish stars

  • Regional identity in Spain

  • Cultural heritage


Film study: ‘Volver’

Year 13

Multiculturalism in Hispanic society:

  • Immigration

  • Racism

  • Integration


Aspects of political life in Hispanic society:

  • Today’s youth

  • Monarchies and dictatorships

  • Popular movements


Text study: ‘El coronel no tiene quien le escriba’

Progression into careers via:

Modern Languages are suitable for students who wish to progress to employment or further study, including a modern languages degree. A foreign language A-Level will complement and enhance your other studies. You may need languages for all sorts of career destinations- doctors, psychologists and physiotherapists need language skills to communicate effectively with patients whether they work in the UK or overseas; businessmen, bankers and entrepreneurs all need language skills to make deals and sell products on the global market. Politicians, historians, geographers and holiday reps all need language skills to get to know the people and area that they are passionate about. Study of Modern Languages fosters a range of transferable skills including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity, which are valuable to the individual and society.


Length of Course: 2 years

Examination Board: AQA


Paper 1: Reading, listening & writing (2 hours 30 minutes) worth 50% of the final A Level grade.

Paper 2: Writing (2 hours) worth 20% of the final A Level grade. Students are required to answer an essay question on both the chosen book and foreign film in the target language.

Paper 3: Speaking (21-23 minutes) worth 30% of the final A Level grade.

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