Minimum Entry Criteria

Desired: 7 in Spanish



Outline of the Course

  • Component 1: Speaking – This component 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.
  • Component 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. The translations include translating one text from English to the assessed language and another from the assessed language to English.
  • Component 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.
  • Components include the following topics: travel and exploration, diversity and difference, contemporary youth culture and The two Spains from 1936 onwards
  • Texts and films – El Otro Arbol de Guernica (novel) and Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios (film)



Type of Assessment



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

21-23 minutes



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

2 hours 30 minutes



Examination: Writing assessment – based on texts or film

2 hours