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Course Summary for Spanish Linear A level 2019-20

Exam Board: AQA

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 Year 12

Term Taught by Mrs Matthews
2 Double Lessons a week
Taught by Mr Green
1 Double Lesson a week
Term 1
Sep-Dec 2019
Introduction to A Level Grammar review and consolidation
Skills practice, Vocabulary review and practice
Theme 1.1: Artistic Culture in the Hispanic World:
i) Music, film and TV media idols, ii) Spanish Regional identity, Traditions and customs, gastronomy and regional languages.

Theme 1.2: Aspects of Hispanic Society
i)Modern and traditional values: Family, influence of the Catholic Church, marriage.

ii) Cyberspace: The Internet, social media, mobiles. Also skills, grammar, vocabulary as required.
Start to study SET FILM : 8 Apellidos Vascos

Term 2
Jan-Apr 2020
Cultural trip to Andalucia February 2020

Continue with Theme 1 (ii)
Regional Identity Grammar and skills required for A level And (iii)Cultural heritage in anticipation/preparation of trip
Continue to study set film
8 Apellidos Vascos
Term 3
Apr-July 2020
Start set book: El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
Theme 1: (iii) Cultural heritage : famous sites in the Hispanic world , Art and Architecture , Musical heritage and its diversity.
8 Apellidos Vascos
1.2 (iii) Equal Rights: women and work, gender rights, machismo and feminism in the Hispanic world.
June 2020 AS exam on all skills: one essay on set book or film , translations , reading and listening tasks , oral  

Year 12 Books

Text books which may be used in class (You may buy your own for reference or revision if required):

  1. AQA Spanish Year 1 (Oxford University Press) Sanchez/Thacker/ (provided in class) + Grammar exercises book (we will provide these)
  2. AQA Spanish for A Level (Hodder) Bond/Villatorio/Mejías Yedra + skills practice books (we will provide these)
  3. DVD of 8 apellidos Vascos (Recommended you buy your own copy for revision /reference purposes)
  4. Book: El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba. Please buy your own copy in time for term 2/3 when you have finished studying the film.

We have a wide range of other resources for research /skills practice-feel free to ask, browse and borrow.

There will be a regular weekly conversation session with a native assistant and with volunteer year 13 students.

Work will be set to be done outside lessons time and for supervised private study sessions.

Year 13

Racism, xenophobia and other attitudes Measures and legislation against racism in society

Term Taught by Mr Green
2 Double Lessons a week
Taught by Mrs Matthews
1 Double Lesson a week
Term 1
Sep-Dec 2019
Theme3. 1.2 Multiculturalism in Hispanic Society
i) Benefits and negative aspects Immigration in the Hispanic world Illegal immigration and associated problems
Grammar revision and practice on a diagnostic basis.
Complete Book: El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba Literary essay writing skills and techniques
Theme 3.2.2 Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world:
i) Youth and politics, unemployment and the perfect society.
Term 2
Jan-Apr 2020
Mock exams in January (3 papers including oral) Research project is NOT the same one as for your actual exam, but may be another aspect of it.
Preparation for oral exams –complete initial research project
Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world:
The Franco dictatorship, The development of the monarchy in Spain, Latin American dictatorships
Term 3
Apr-July 2020
Oral examination –actual research project completed.
Multiculturalism in Hispanic Society:
iv) Integration and living together: Culture, Education, Religion
Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world:
Strikes and demonstrations, The power of the unions, Social protest movements eg 15M
Exam: June 2020 Papers 1 and 2:
Reading, listening and summary
Films and literary texts
Revision and practice of literary essays (until exam)

 

Year 13 Books

Text books which may be used in class (You may buy your own for reference or revision if required):

  1. AQA Spanish (Oxford University Press) for Year 2 +grammar workbook
  2. AQA A level (includes AS) Hodder (as above for Year 12)
  3. Own copy of Book “El Coronel” and film “8 Apellidos Vascos” for revision and essay writing.

We have a wide range of other resources for research /skills practice-feel free to ask, browse and borrow.

There will be a regular weekly conversation session with a native assistant and with volunteer year 13 students.

Work will be set to be done outside lessons time and for supervised private study sessions.

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