Spanish at KS5

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Course ID
AQA 7692
Faculty
Modern Foreign Languages
Department
Spanish
Level
Key Stage 5 ('A' Level)
Head of Faculty
J. Giffen
Head of Department
E. Piazza

To continue their MFL studies at KS5, a student needs to record a grade of 6 or higher at GCSE.

An MFL ‘A’ Level builds on the knowledge of vocabulary and grammar that students have developed during KS4. Students move beyond talking about themselves and their direct experience of the world to cover more global topics, such as immigration and politics. They deepen considerably their knowledge of the cultures in the countries where the language is spoken. They also have to read at least one work of literature.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 12

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Teacher 1: Theme 1 Aspects of Hispanic-speaking society: current trends. Unit 1 Los valores tradicionales y modernos.
Teacher 2: Theme 1 Aspects of Hispanic-speaking society: current trends Unit 2 El ciberespacio.
 
Autumn 2 Completion of Unit 1 and Unit 2
Teacher 1: Theme 2 Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
Unit 4 La influencia de los ídolos
Teacher 2 :Theme 1 Aspects of Hispanic-speaking society:
current trends
Unit 3: La igualdad de los sexos
Unit 1 Assessment in listening, reading and translation.
Unit 2 Assessment in listening, reading and translation.
Spring 1 Completion of Unit 3 and Unit 4
Teacher 1: Theme 2 Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
Unit 6 El patrimonio cultural
Teacher 2: Theme 1 Aspects of Hispanic-speaking society:
current trends
Unit 5: La identidad regional en España
Unit 4 Assessment in listening, reading and translation.
Unit 3 Assessment in listening, reading and translation.
Spring 2 Completion of Unit 5 and Unit 6
Exam practice
 
Summer 1 Exams Mock Exam in Listening reading and translation (‘AS’ Level exam paper will be used – which covers Year 1 of the course). Speaking exam.
Summer 2 Begin Year 2 of the ‘A’ Level course.
Teacher 1: Begin the Topic of Film studies.
Teacher 2: Theme 3 Multiculturalism in Hispanic society.
Unit 1: La inmigración.
 

 

Year 13

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Teacher 1: Begin the Topic of Film studies and Theme 3
Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world
Unit 4: Jóvenes de hoy, ciudadanos del mañana
Teacher 2: Theme 3 Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
Unit 1: La inmigración
Independent Reasearch Project
Unit 1 Listening, reading and translation assessment.
Autumn 2 Teacher 1: Topic of Film studies
Theme 3 Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world
Complete Unit 4: Jóvenes de hoy, ciudadanos del mañana
Teacher 2: Theme 3 Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
Unit 2: El racismo
Independent Reasearch Project (ongoing) and Literature
Unit 4: Listening, reading and translation assessment.
Spring 1 Teacher 1: Topic of Film studies
Theme 3 Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world
Unit 5: Jóvenes de hoy, ciudadanos del mañana
Teacher 2: Theme 3 Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
Complete Unit 2: El racismo Unit 3: La convivencia
Independent Reasearch Project (ongoing) and Literature
MOCK EXAMS: ‘A’ Level Listening, reading and writing paper. Exam essay paper. Mock speaking exam. Unit 2 Listening, reading and translation assessment.
Spring 2 Teacher 1: Topic of Film studies
Theme 3 Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world
Complete Unit 5: Los movimientos populares
Teacher 2: Theme 3 Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
Complete Unit 3: La Convivencia
Independent Research Project (ongoing) and Literature
Unit 5 Listening, reading and translation assessment.
Unit 3 Listening, reading and translation assessment.
Summer 1 Revision and exam practice,
Complete topics.
Final speaking exam and ‘A’ Level exams.
Summer 2 ‘A’ Level Examination. ‘A’ Level Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 12

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
El Pais; Español Extra; Kerboodle; follow epiazza334 on Twitter. Spanish newspapers; online articles relevant to the topics; text book articles; literature in Spanish. Spanish films by the director Almodovar and others; Netflix for Spanish series. Theatre trip; Study visit to
Salamanca/Granada.

 

Year 13

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
El Pais; Español Extra; Kerboodle; follow epiazza334 on Twitter. Spanish newspapers; online
articles relevant to the topics; text book articles; literature in Spanish.
Spanish films by the director Almodovar and others; Netflix for Spanish series. Theatre trip; Study visit to
Salamanca/Granada.

 

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