AQA A Level Spanish

A Level Spanish

Units/modules studied by term

Year 1

Autumn:
Phase 1: intensive grammar programme linked to thematic
• Aspects of Hispanic society: social issues and trends
• Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
Spring:
Phase 2: Provide framework for the study of the first work and the essay-writing assessment.
• Aspects of Hispanic society: social issues and trends
• Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
• Chosen film or book.
Summer:
• Teaching-time devoted to the independent research carried out by the students.
• Essay-writing on book or film
• Speaking and stimulus cards
• Reading, listening and translation according to sub-themes and aspects.
• Transition between year 12 work (sub-themes) and year 13.

Year 2

Autumn:
Phase 1: development of skills in the two theme areas of year 13. Intensive first phase of teaching and learning for the second work.
• Aspects of Hispanic society: social issues and trends
• Aspects of political life in the Spanish-speaking world
• Study of second work.
Spring:
Phase 2: time spent on the second work and more time spent on social issues.
Phase 3: Content and skills practice with independent research.
• Aspects of Hispanic society: social issues and trends.
• Aspects of political life in the Spanish-speaking world.
• Study of second work.
• The content and skills aspects of the A-level course are now completed.
Summer:
Phase 4: intensive and comprehensive exam preparation.
• All skills targeted on a timely basis according to the needs and priorities of the schedule of the exams.

Educational Visits undertaken with this course:

• Trips to watch Spanish films in London , visiting Spanish engineers and architects living in London, work experience projects with Spanish companies, how to write a CV and a cover letter in Spanish, visiting Spanish exhibitions in London.
•  Workshops: learning Spanish through the theatre and literature, language exchange sessions with Spanish speaking students)

Course Details

Course/awarding title: AQA
Specification Code: 7692
Qualification Accreditation: 601/8732/3
Length of course: 2 Years
Guided learning hours: 360 GLH

Assessment

Assessment objectives

Assessment objectives (AOs) are set by Ofqual and are the same across all A-level Spanish specifications and all exam boards.
The exams will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives.
AO1: Understand and respond:
– in speech to spoken language including face-to-face interaction
– in writing to spoken language drawn from a variety of sources.
AO2: Understand and respond:
– in speech to written language drawn from a variety of sources
– in writing to written language drawn from a variety of sources.
AO3: Manipulate the language accurately, in spoken and written forms, using a range of lexis and structure.
AO4: Show knowledge and understanding of, and respond critically and analytically to, different aspects of the culture and society of countries/communities where the language is spoken
Across assessment objectives AO1 and AO2, no more than 10% of the total marks for the qualification may be used for responses in English, including translation into English.

Assessment objective weightings for A-level Spanish

AO1

Component weighting (approx. %)
• Paper 1: 12.5%
• Paper 2: 0%
• Paper 3: 7.5%
• Overall weighting (approx. %): 20%

AO2

Component weighting (approx. %)
• Paper 1: 27.5%
• Paper 2: 0%
• Paper 3: 2.5%
• Overall weighting (approx. %): 30%

AO3

Component weighting (approx. %)
• Paper 1: 10%
• Paper 2: 10%
• Paper 3: 10%
• Overall weighting (approx. %): 30%

AO4

Component weighting (approx. %)
• Paper 1: 0%
• Paper 2: 10%
• Paper 3: 10%
• Overall weighting (approx. %): 20%

Overall weighting of components

Component weighting (approx. %)
• Paper 1: 50%
• Paper 2: 20%
• Paper 3: 30%
• Overall weighting (approx. %): 100%

Assessments weightings

The marks awarded on the papers will be scaled to meet the weighting of the components. Students’ final marks will be calculated by adding together the scaled marks for each component. Grade boundaries will be set using this total scaled mark. The scaling and total scaled marks are shown in the table below.

Component

Maximum raw mark

Scaling factor

Maximum scaled mark

Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing

100

x2

200

Paper 2: Writing

80

x1

80

Paper 3: Speaking

60

x2

120

Total scaled mark: 400

Assessments: Initial, 3 Teacher set KAT (Key Assessments Tasks) per Term, Yr 12 Mocks (May), Yr 13 Mock (Jan), Yr13 (End of course)