Spanish/French/German

Entry criteria

B in French / B in German / B in Spanish

Board

Welsh Board (French, German and Spanish)

Outline of the Course

A Level

  • Unit 1 - Speaking - This unit comprises of 2 parts. The first part is a discussion on a topic chosen by the student. The second part is based on a stimulus card on one of the themes covered at A level and ensuing discussion.
  • Unit 2 - Listening, reading and translation - Students will be asked to transfer meaning from a number of audio texts and reading texts through multi choice questions, gap filling and question and answer type responses.
  • Unit 3 - Critical and analytical response in writing - Students will be asked to write two essays based on a text and / or a film which has been studied in class.
  • Topics covered at A Level include : travel and exploration, diversity and difference, contemporary youth culture and for Spanish - The two Spains from 1936 onwards, for French - France 1940-1950 The occupation and post war years, German – The making of modern Germany 1989 onwards
  • Texts and films - For Spanish - El Otro Arbol de Guernica (novel) and Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios - For French – Le silence de la Mer (novel) and Les Choristes (film) - For German – Der Besuch der Alten Dame

Assessment

Unit

Type of assessment

Duration

Weighting

 

 

 

 

1

Examination: Oral assessment - discussion on chosen topic followed by discussion based on a stimulus card

21-23 minutes

30%

2

Examination: Listening, reading and translation from target language to English and English to target language

2 hours 30 minutes

50%

3

Examination: Writing assessment - based on texts or film

2 hours

20%

Summer assignment

Your summer assignment can be found on the SLGGS website. It is essential that you complete you summer assignment before you start the course in September.