Spanish - Year 12


Overview

This 2 Year A level course, assessed by WJEC Eduqas provides an engaging and exciting opportunity for students to build on their previous study of Spanish.  Through social, intellectual, historical and political cultural themes, students will be able to develop their linguistic knowledge and cultural understanding of Spain and other countries and communities where Spanish is spoken. An opportunity to study film will allow students to undertake a deeper analysis of language structures and increase their cultural awareness as part of an integrated approach to language learning.  A strong focus is placed on building students’ confidence and fluency in spoken Spanish using relevant and topical themes.


Content

Autumn Term

Theme 1: Being a young person in Spanish speaking society

  • Families and citizenship
  • Education and employment opportunities


Grammar: Consolidation of grammatical points covered at GCSE, including all verb tenses in the indicative, adjectives and negation.  Further development of grammatical points, including compound tenses, gustar-like constructions, ser/estar, personal a.


Spring Term

Theme 2: Understanding the Spanish-speaking world

  • Media, art, film and music in the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Regional, culture and heritage in Spain, Spanish-speaking countries and communities.
  • Study of a Spanish film El Laberinto del Fauno


Grammar: Further development of grammatical points, including verb phrases, relative pronouns, the subjunctive.


Summer Term

Theme 1: Being a young person in Spanish speaking society

  • Youth trends and personal identity


Grammar: Further development of grammatical points, including the passive mood, imperatives, direct and indirect object pronouns, por/para.

Introduction to reading literature and the Independent Research Project (IRP).


Homework

Homework is set by each Spanish teacher every week and will be designed to:

  • reinforce the learning from the lesson with written and/ or learning exercises/ vocabulary
  • prepare and research for the next lesson by reading and producing written work for following lesson

Assessment

Internal examinations in Year 12, comprising:

  • Speaking examination: presentation and discussion about the film studied, and a discussion based on a stimulus card relating to one of the themes studied in Year 12
  • Writing examination: an essay about the film studied.
  • Listening, reading and translation examination relating to the themes studied in Year 12.

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